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Russia Loses Cyprus

Posted March 31st, 2013 at 6:06 am (UTC+0)
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Russia suffered a major defeat last week. And no one noticed. But the setback was so striking that President Vladimir Putin picked up the phone at 4 am on Thursday and ordered a surprise drill of 30 Russian Navy ships in the Black Sea. The political goal was to flood Russian TV news with images […]

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Azeri Wolves in Iranian Sheep’s Clothing?

Posted March 14th, 2013 at 8:18 pm (UTC+0)
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On the surface, it looks like a win-win. Iran faces political population bomb: a young, growing and urbanized population that wants food – cheap and traditional. Iran’s population has doubled in the last 40 years, hitting 75 million people today. Half of all Iranians are under 35 years of age, and 71 percent live in […]

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