A Killing in Iran: Who Gains From Yet Another Assassination?
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A Killing in Iran: Who Gains From Yet Another Assassination?

It is not often that one can agree with the pronouncements made by former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan, but his tweeted comment on the killing of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh suggesting that the incident “…was a criminal act & highly reckless. It risks lethal retaliation & a new round of regional conflict….

Argentina: Opposition Builds to Great Reset, Who’s Next?
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Argentina: Opposition Builds to Great Reset, Who’s Next?

UPDATE: Mea Culpa, this is not news. But an historical reminder of what happens when the people get fed up with a corrupt government incapable of serving their interests. Rememeber this? The president of Argentina has left the building. According to the Daily Mail 20 years ago : President Fernando De la Rua resigned and…

The Realities and Prospects Involved in Turkey’s Expansion in Central Asia
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The Realities and Prospects Involved in Turkey’s Expansion in Central Asia

In recent decades, Turkey has laid claim to playing the role of a new regional superpower, and has increasingly begun to pursue an independent foreign policy, which many political scientists have dubbed Neo-Ottomanism. Furthermore, Ankara’s expansionist ambitions have started to mushroom very quickly, and it is attempting not only to position itself as a regional…

Facts About COVID-19
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Facts About COVID-19

Fully referenced facts about covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a realistic risk assessment. (Regular updates below). “The only means to fight the plague is honesty.” (Albert Camus, 1947) Overview Lethality: According to the latest immunological studies, the overall infection fatality rate (IFR) of covid-19 in the general population…

Second Karabakh-War Reshapes Transport Corridors In South Caucasus
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Second Karabakh-War Reshapes Transport Corridors In South Caucasus

The Second Nagorno-Karabakh War not only led to a shift of the military political balance of power in the South Caucasus, but the agreements reached to put an end to it would potentially greatly reshape transport links, and thus freight and passenger flows in the region. The deployment of Russian peacekeepers to Azerbaijan, the growth…