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Erdogan’s Risky Geopolitical Pirouette

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Turkey’s economy has been in increasingly difficult straits for months, especially since the failed July 2016 coup attempt. The latest move by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to fire his central bank head and replace him with a more amenable loyalist has already resulted in the largest one-time interest rate cut in the bank’s history. Will this be enough to revive…

WIll Shake Up at IAEA Impact Iran?

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano’s passing has stirred up suspicion and further tensions amid US-Iranian tensions. Amano was 72 years old and as of mid July 2019 had already begun preparing to step down due to poor health. A July 18 AFP-JIJI article titled, “Japanese IAEA head Yukiya Amano to step down next year for health reasons…

West's Relations with the White Helmets have gone Stale

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At long last, Western sponsors of the so-called “humanitarian group” White Helmets have woken up to the fact that their love affair with these pseudo-humanitarians is more damaging than beneficial, which in turn has invoked a number of problems. The White Helmets which have been exposed as a propaganda operation…

Russian Nuclear Power Plant in Uzbekistan: Everything is Proceeding as Planned

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Russia’s nuclear technologies are world-famous for their reliability, enhanced safety and reasonable costs. The Russian Federation’s State Nuclear Energy Corporation, Rosatom, has many projects in many nations of Europe, Africa and Asia. Uzbekistan became the first nation…

Greece – Suicide or Murder?

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Pundits from the left, from the right and from the center cannot stop reporting about Greece’s misery. And rightly so. Because Greece, the vast majority of her people live in deep economic hardship. No hope. Unemployment is officially at 18%, with the real figure closer to 25% or 30%; pensions have been reduced…

What Does the Future Hold for Turkmenistan?

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According to the World Happiness Report — 2019, which is published on a yearly basis by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Turkmenistan, quite a resource-rich player in the Caspian region, ended up in 87th place, thus becoming the unhappiest nation among its Central Asian neighbors based on this ranking…

Why Should Iran be Cherished and Defended?

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As I pen this short essay, Iran is standing against the mightiest nation on earth. It is facing tremendous danger; of annihilation even, if the world does not wake up fast, and rush to its rescue. Stunning Iranian cities are in danger, but above all, its people: proud and beautiful, creative, formed by one of the oldest and…

The Great Set-Up - Is Washington Postering the UK against Iran?

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Who needs enemies when one can befriend the United States of America? And indeed after being baited by Washington to seize one of Iran’s tankers on the premise that the said-tanker was in violation of Britain’s decision to bar Syria from importing crude oil, the UK, America’s very…

The South Korean-Japanese Conflict is Unfolding

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The Japanese-South Korean conflict that we recently discussed is developing, involving other countries and turning into one of the important factors impacting the overall picture of the political situation in Northeast Asia. Let us reiterate that the Japanese-South Korean relations had always been, to put it mildly, of a somewhat…

The Americanization of the World and America’s Problem with Sex

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A photograph in a recent Brookings report on the advent of nation-wide preschool in India shows four year olds surrounded by the typical Western educational paraphernalia that introduces them to ‘stuff’. European intellectuals have long lamented the Americanization of the world, and…

No Longer Credible, America’s Fake Military

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A short time ago, President Donald threatened to obliterate Afghanistan with nuclear weapons stating that, at the last moment, he thought killing millions of innocent people might well be “wrong” in some way. Here is exactly what he said: “If we wanted to fight a war in Afghanistan and win it, I could win that war in a week. I just…


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