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Sleepless in Vienna: Is an Iranian Nuclear Agreement in the Cards?

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Blog, Consul, World Affairs & Politics | 0 comments

As I write this article, diplomats from the P5+1 (the permanent five members of the UN Security Council and Germany) and Iran are working...

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The Detention of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Blog, Consul, Human Rights, World Affairs & Politics | 1 comment

On October 15th, Saudi Arabia sentenced Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, an outspoken Shia cleric, to death on charges of, “disobeying the...

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Boko Haram: A Name to Monitor

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Blog, Consul, World Affairs & Politics | 0 comments

Boko Haram is still a threat no matter how much ISIS dominates our media coverage. This Nigerian Islamist group took hold of headlines...

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Yemen in Crisis: A New Middle East Proxy War?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Blog, Consul, World Affairs & Politics | 0 comments

On Sunday, September 21, Shiite Houthi rebels from the north of Yemen stormed the capital Sana’a, seizing government facilities and...

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Scotland and the UK: And They All Lived Economically Ever After

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Blog, Consul, Eurozone's House of Cards, World Affairs & Politics | 0 comments

The results are in! After two years of sweeping debates and campaigns, 85% of the Scottish voting population turned out to the polls for...

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Gold, Coltan & Diamonds: Pillaging in the Congo

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Consul, Sex, Drugs and Guns | 1 comment

Modern companies have been largely free to act with impunity in conflict regions. The widespread exploitation of Congo's resources has financed conflicts in the Congo since the late 18th century and continues to finance the current civil war in the Congo, which has claimed more than 5 million lives.

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