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The United States should commend events in Egypt and Iran

July 3, 2013 is a historic day for Egypt, Iran and the United States. A day before U.S. Independence Day, the first democratically elected president of the country – Mohammed Morsi – was removed from power by the country’s military, and is now in house arrest. Meanwhile, the military also arrested 12 top Muslim Brotherhood leaders on the morning of 4 July, according to the Washington Post, while other leaders of the movement had already been detained throughout the country some of whom in the Torah Prison where a year ago Hosni Mubarak had been detained after a three-decade rule. Continue reading

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North Korea happiness “index:” China is the world’s happiest country

On Friday I came across a Chosun Ilbo article that reports that according to a global happiness index compiled by North Korean “researchers,” China is the happiest country in the world followed by North Korea, as reported on MSNBC. What is that supposed to mean? Continue reading

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Energy issue explained

Gregory D. Miller is an assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. He apparently specialized in international politics dedicating his Political Science career to researching terrorism and national security in general. Continue reading

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A Time to Betray

Treason is not always bad. In fact, treason – the act of betraying your country to the enemy – can sometimes be a justified and even patriotic act. That’s what this book shows although besides the title, the author – Reza Kahlili (a pseudonym) – never directly mentions this notion. Continue reading

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Iran exposed again

After so many busts so far, we have witnessed a new embarrassment to Iran’s image at the international scene. Unlike in previous cases when the Islamic leadership made up excuses, most of which were twice as lame as they could be legitimate (the laptop possession denial, the timely confession about the underground facility), this time it hasn’t made a minimum effort to conceal the essence behind another unsuccessful operation. Continue reading

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Back to Iran and its nuclear program ‘for peaceful purposes’

Breaking news today inform people all over the world about a concealed nuclear facility in Iran. This time the Iranian leadership was kind enough to be the first to let the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) know about the underground facility. Is that so, though? Continue reading

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The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran

The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran is a must read for those of you who want to get more insider’s information about the Islamic regime in Iran. I thank Dima Grozeva for giving it to me to read it for the summer. It was written not a long time ago (2007) which goes to show once again that in order to analyze current political, social, even economic, situations – it is very much recommended to know the past. Continue reading

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