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Iranian Mullah, Saudi Prince And Taqiyah Traps

Ever since they seized power in 1979, Iran’s ruling mullahs have faced the challenge of forging a synthesis between perception and reality. In almost every case, attempts at replacing reality with the perception of an ideal ends in grief. And … Continue reading

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The Central Asia’s Gas Supply Pipeline Politics

Global energy is undergoing tectonic shifts. Strong US oil and gas production has moved the locus of supply westward, while advanced efficiency and alternative energy have curbed demand across the developed world. The decades-old energy interdependency between Russia and Europe … Continue reading

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The consequences of the global oil bust

While we have been watching the Islamic State and discussing Iran, something much bigger is happening in the world. We are witnessing a historic fall in the price of oil, down more than 50 percent in less than a year. When … Continue reading

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Iranian authorities launch internet dating website

With a high rate of divorce among a large, youthful population, authorities in Iran have stepped in to play Cupid with the launch of a state-run internet dating website. Some 22% of marriages among Iranians end in divorce – a … Continue reading

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Misbehaving at school made one multimillionaire

There are not many people who have become multimillionaires as a direct result of misbehaving at school, but Jack Cator is one of them. Back in 2005, the then 16-year-old was annoyed that his Norfolk secondary school had put strict … Continue reading

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Afghan Poppy Farmers Say New Seeds Will Boost Output

It’s the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan — the country’s intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of … Continue reading

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