Majority of Business Leaders Blame Trump for Slow Iran Investments

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by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj As President Donald Trump threatens to de-certify Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA, the political environment around post-sanctions trade and investment has grown more contentious. Yet, at the same time, after extensive negotiations with leading multinational companies, Iran… Continue Reading  

A Palestinian Perspective on the Legacy of Shimon Peres

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by Nadia Naser-Najjab Even those with only a passing familiarity with Israel or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will undoubtedly have some awareness of Shimon Peres. Peres was an elder of Israeli politics, whose own history has been inextricably interwoven with that of… Continue Reading  

Oil Uncertainty Threatens Iraq’s Ability to Rebuild

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Persian Gulf (Nov. 11, 2005) Ð An overall view of the Khawr Al Arnaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT). The terminal, located off the coast of Iraq, is one of two major platforms that export the majority of the country's oil. Coalition forces have been training Iraqi personnel in force protection and search and seizure operations in effort to turn over the oil terminals in the area to Iraq.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Randall Damm (RELEASED)

by Derek Davison The global oil market is undeniably in flux. Crude oil prices, after dropping at the start of this year to levels not seen in more than a decade, have climbed nearly $20 per barrel, back into the… Continue Reading  

Israel: Businesses Should End Settlement Activity

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by Human Rights Watch Businesses should stop operating in, financing, servicing, or trading with Israeli settlements in order to comply with their human rights responsibilities, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Those activities contribute to and benefit… Continue Reading  

The Pivot to Eurasia

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by Pepe Escobar Let’s start with the geopolitical Big Bang you know nothing about, the one that occurred just two weeks ago. Here are its results: from now on, any possible future attack on Iran threatened by the Pentagon (in conjunction with… Continue Reading