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What Now For Kurdistan?

Often a niche interest in international relations, the Kurds have in recent years see-sawed between being seen as the modern equivalent of a plucky little…


Israel, Iran and the War for Syria

For years, Israel and Iran have attacked each other with words and through their proxies. In Iran, calls for Israel’s destruction are routine, and support…



The Week That Was – 1

An explosive start to the year. In Iran the anti-government protests continued. More than 20 people are thought to have died in the unrest. After…



The Week That Was.

A week in which there were two major stories, which were about a lot more than just the headlines. The first was the fallout from…


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Things We Lost In The Mire – 33

U.S./AFGHANISTAN – President Donald Trump has decided on America’s policy for Afghanistan after a “rigorous” review says Defence Secretary Jim Mattis. Details are not yet…


Sanctions And Sensibility

In 2014 Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin reacted to U.S. sanctions imposed against him by telling Congress – “Send me your teeth ground in…