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Will the US’ Exit from the JCPOA Take Us Back To 2004?
12/13/2018

Will the US’ Exit from the JCPOA Take Us Back To 2004?

In November 2004, the three European powers (Britain, France, and Germany) known as European Troika, secured a pledge from Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program, and Iran allowed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to Plump and Seal all Iranian nuclear facilities.
The Secret of the Longhorn: How Texas Surrendered Her Soul   
12/10/2018

The Secret of the Longhorn: How Texas Surrendered Her Soul   

Descending from the first cattle ever to see North America, brought there by Columbus and the doom-bearing sailors under his command, the Texas longhorn is widely-known as a symbol of that state
Towards the end of the Turkish-American alliance
12/05/2018

Towards the end of the Turkish-American alliance

The relationship between Turkey and the US is in the darkest hour of its history. Turkey, a member of NATO since 1952, is deepening its ties with Russia and Iran, countries the US defines as absolute enemies.
The migrant caravan and the crisis on the Mexican-American border
12/04/2018

The migrant caravan and the crisis on the Mexican-American border

From the beginning of his presidential campaign in 2016, Donald Trump created an important shift in political rhetoric regarding immigration. The shift coincided with a protectionist turn on economic matters including reviewing trade agreements with China, Mexico, Canada, and Europe
Monthly review: November 2018
12/03/2018

Monthly review: November 2018

Monthly review: November 2018, geopolitical events
The Return of the Right and the ‘Trumpification’ of Latin America
12/01/2018

The Return of the Right and the ‘Trumpification’ of Latin America

Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in Brazil and US President Donald Trump’s rush to congratulate the like-minded President-elect, has triggered a debate on the rise of “Trumpism” in Latin American politics.
The US plan to exit the INF Treaty and the creation of a European Army
11/19/2018

The US plan to exit the INF Treaty and the creation of a European Army

US President Donald J. Trump’s late October announcement that Washington intends to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia, coupled with his personal distaste for arms control treaties and multilateral agreements, his interest in massive arms sales (especially to the autocratic Middle Eastern monarchies) and his perceived efforts to undermine NATO and the European Union (EU), have deepened the rift between Washington and Brussels and have prompted Europe to take steps toward the creation of a joint European army.
A divide in the Atlanticist front
11/19/2018

A divide in the Atlanticist front

The division between the European Union (centered on Germany and France) and the US under Trump came to light through a mutual reproachment that ironically followed commemoration ceremonies for the 100th anniversary of World War I in Paris.
Iran could defeat US sanctions in the International Court of Justice
11/18/2018

Iran could defeat US sanctions in the International Court of Justice

The Trump administration, in carrying out plans to blockade the Iranian economy, may end up falling into a financial and legal trap themselves.
Europe’s dishonesty toward Iran and crypto-alignment with the U.S.
11/15/2018

Europe’s dishonesty toward Iran and crypto-alignment with the U.S.

On November 5, 2018, the United States Government reinstated all Iranian oil and bank sanctions in what is being described as one of the toughest sanctions regimes in history.
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