Reconceptualizing Iran’s Role in Eurasia

The Islamic Republic has hitherto placed its strategic focus on securing its western and southern flanks, but with that largely having been achieved to the maximum extent that is realistically possible under the present geopolitical circumstances, it’s time for Iran to redirect its attention to the northern and eastern directions in order to maximize its …

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President Trump’s Jerusalem Decision: the End of Hegemony?

Introduction The Trump regime proclaimed that the vote in the General Assembly of the United Nations regarding the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was a strategic US decision. Both President Trump and his bombastic UN Ambassador Nikki Haley threatened that all decisions and agreements regarding alliances, loans, aid and diplomatic relations were …

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Iran’s Top General Now in Mossad’s Crosshairs

Iran is in the beginnings of what appears to be a multi-pronged regime change operation. US soft power, mainstream media, is pushing the Iran “freedom and democracy” protest narrative hard. Meanwhile protests appear to have been hijacked by western agents who are now organizing the people towards conflict with police, in much the same was …

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Foreign Intervention Behind Iran Protests

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attributes days of violence to foreign intervention, saying: “The enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran are angry with the glory, success, and the progress of the Iranian nation, and they have vowed to get the regional troubles into Iran, but, sure, the people and officials of the Islamic Republic of …

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Is Iran Suffering a Color Revolution or Demanding a Change?

As is pretty much always the case, Middle Eastern leaders have once again failed to stop the beginnings of yet another “color” revolution, or at least an attempt to trigger one. This time it is Iran that has found itself staring down the barrel of this geopolitical ploy. This development could easily have been predicted as …

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Corruption and Inequality Fuelling Protests in Iran

Iran is seeing its most widespread protest demonstrations since 2009. They are still gaining momentum and some 15 people are reported to have been killed, though the circumstances in which they died remains unclear. The motive for the protests is primarily economic, but many slogans are political and some directly attack clerical rule in Iran …

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Trump Cuts the Gordian Knot of Foreign Entanglements

President Trump is a new phenomenon on the American political scene. Not a professional politician begging for funds but a rich man who spent his own money and raised money on his own name: he arrived in office unencumbered with obligations. Free from a history in politics, he owes nothing to anyone. Add in his …

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Let’s End the Israeli Tie-That-Binds – A New Declaration of Independence for 2018

Now that 2017 has ended with a whimper it is possible to look forward to what the new year might bring. Nuclear armed North Korea is the potential flash point for a new war, but unless leader Kim Jong-un is actually intent on personal and national suicide, it is unlikely that Pyongyang will take the …

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Israel Seized 2,500 Acres of Palestinian Land in 2017

Israel has seized around 2,500 acres of Palestinian land, destroyed 500 buildings and constructed eight new Jewish settlement units in 2017, according to Palestine’s Land Research Centre (LRC). According to the report of the centre, Israel seized Palestinian lands with “military aims” and the “aim to construct Jewish settlement units” in the West Bank and …

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