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Chinese purchases of Iranian oil raise tantalizing questions

A fully loaded Chinese oil tanker ploughing its way eastwards from two Iranian oil terminals ...

Feinstein & DeSaulnier: I share your concerns about Trump’s policies toward Iran

When I sent emails to representatives in my former district in Califonia to oppose Trump's ...

Neither can help its Nature

The Russian fable of the scorpion and the frog reflects on inability of humans to repress their ...

Walking a tightrope: Pakistan struggles to juggle multiple balls

Pakistan risks falling off the tightrope it walks as it attempts to balance its relations with...

Broken Flowerpot

Broken Flowerpot In Memory of Richard Beban* Once, You rang my doorbell. I came to the ...

Mounting tension with Iran sheds a light on dynamics of US geopolitics

Mounting tension between the Trump administration and Iran are likely to shed light on US ...

Visiting the Moon

Visiting the Moon Sometimes we visit the moon And then forget It’s sitting up ...

Does or doesn't it work? Sustainability of Chinese re-education may be tested

The effectiveness of China's effort to brainwash Uyghurs and Central Asian Muslims in the ...

Gagging for a Pint and a Ploughman’s

Drinking Ale is an acquired taste. That is real Ale not the (horribly) sweet watery stuff sold ...

JJ- Why the Selective Censorship?

Much to the glee of some people, it appears that our good friend Zolfali has been blocked. I ...

Tackling hate speech: Tech companies and world leaders opt for band-aid solutions

There's a ‘blame the messenger' quality to global efforts to counter misinformation, ...

Arrest of Iranian workers on International Workers' Day

Amnesty International: The Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release ...

Amoo Fozolie

Why did you block me? I don't remember I have offended you and If I have I am sorry.

Pimps’ Delight

All of a sudden Iroon is awash with the “reformist” Es-hal-talab Jew-hating ...

Want to curb violent attacks? Curb civilisationalism

Decades of Saudi global funding of Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism is perceived to have ...

700 Years of Persian Manuscripts Now Digitized and Available Online

Open Culture: Too often those in power lump thousands of years of Middle Eastern religion and ...

Saudi gas ambitions likely to have geopolitical impact

A Saudi push to become a major natural gas player is as much about diversifying the kingdom's ...

Lifting the sanctions

The nuclear deal was a mistake to begin with. It was feeding fuel to a monster that has no ...

Arab power struggles: “The King is dead, long live the King”

Political transition in the Middle East and North Africa operates so far on the principle of ...

Maoism in Iran (part 2)

It was 1956 when 20th congress of communist parties from around the world conducted in ...

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