IRAN, SUDAN AND THE LIMITS OF SOFT POWER
In Iran, where our Northern neighbor Canada is trying to see if her long constructive engagement with Iraq was worth anything, the battle is joined. Nobel Laureate Protests Iran Slaying Case. This is the time for the international community to stand with the captive people of Iran. Where is the women's movement? Is soft power real power? Watch also Sudan where according to the NYT, the visits of Powell and Annan were followed by "on July 8, Arab gunmen stormed a girls' school in the desert region of Darfur, chained a group of students together and set the building afire".