Iran Sanctions: What the UK Should Do

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by Lloyd Russell Moyle It took 12 years for global powers and Iran to achieve the great diplomatic success of the 21st century: a deal that exchanged relief from oil and banking sanctions imposed by the US for a curtailment… Continue Reading  

Pushing Rewind on 2016?

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by John Feffer The two events that put 2016 in the history books — alongside other pivotal years such as 2001, 1989, and 1945 — were, of course, the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the election of Donald… Continue Reading  

Trump and May: A New Special Relationship?

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by Robert E. Hunter “Special relationship” is used so often to describe Anglo-American ties that it has long since become a cliché. But it still has force, reflecting not just tangible interests but the intangibles of culture, history, and shared… Continue Reading  

Renewing Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent

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by Peter Jenkins Predictably, on July 18, a large majority in the House of Commons voted in favor of a governmental motion to replace, in the early 2030s, the four Vanguard-class submarines that carry Britain’s nuclear deterrent, at a cost… Continue Reading  

Why Brexit is Bad for Azerbaijan

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by Eldar Mamedov The Brexit crisis could create geopolitical headaches for Azerbaijan at a time when Baku is worried about keeping the country’s leaky economy afloat.