Monthly Archives: March 2011



Iran

An exiled Iranian religious scholar called for debate about the safety of the Bushehr nuclear power plant. Hong Kong passed an Iran sanctions law. Iran announced it would invest $60 billion in developing the South Pars gas field over the next five years.



Afghanistan

Within Obama’s war cabinet, a looming battle over pace of Afghanistan drawdown



Pakistan

A suicide bomber killed 10 people in an attack on an Islamist party’s rally in Swabi. Pakistani officials claimed to have captured wanted Jemaah Islamiyah leader Umar Patek.