On first look, Abe seems to be a political moderate with a like demeanor and appearance, but below the surface, he is actually a hard-liner
with a conservative, conventional diplomatic philosophy putting emphasis on national interests.
Ebrahim Raisi will gain votes from Qalibaf's endorsement, but it may not be enough to defeat Rouhani.
Even though Trump still faces domestic hard-liners
' pressure not to accept any "weak" deals, there is a consensus that the negotiation needs to be concluded as swiftly as possible with a deal both parties can accept.
This is not possible as long as the hard-liners
are on the loose.
The expert added that Pyongyang, which recently lifted the high state of military readiness it had ordered in response to two months of military exercises conducted by South Korea and the United States that ended April 30, may be trying to alleviate the current state of high tension on the Korean Peninsula by changing a hard-liner
with another officer.
IN ISRAEL (IHT/Asahi as translated from the Japanese-language Asahi Shimbun's editorial published April 8)
did what hard-liners
do, but the reformers only did it because of, as one who declined to give his name for publication said, "the defamation campaign they mounted against us."
He may now face a challenge from hard-liner
Bolton's appointment came last week after Trump picked another hard-liner
, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.
Even the leading hard-liner
, a former speaker of parliament connected by politics and family to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, lost his seat.
Hayworth's subtle shift on this issue is particularly important, given that he is seen as a hard-liner
on immigration reform--and thus could be depicted as representing the limits of "respectable" Republican dissent from the Bush administration's policy regarding amnesty.
But the lifelong hard-liner
, once sentenced to hang for the murder of a policeman in the 1940s, backed Adams in 1994 to convince the IRA they should back the present peace process.
point to China's regular calls for nations to resist "American hegemonism," and its "gunboat diplomacy".
With escalating violence and the critical curtailing of coal shipments, Harding by late August began to listen to the hard-liners
in his administration.
Loyalist politicians like UDP leader Gary McMichael said they are finding it almost impossible to control hard-liners