Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a dominant figure in Iran’s post-revolution politics, died on January 8, aged 82, from a heart attack.
Trump appears to have little sense of Nato’s history or purpose. It was formed not merely as a military bulwark against an aggressive Soviet Russia, but as part of a positive agenda to secure and expand a liberal, democratic space.
Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election is often characterized as a surprise. The rural and semi-urban swing-voters who backed him are probably also right to suspect that many of Trump’s campaign pledges won’t actually come to pass.
There are lots of reasons for investors to be wary of Uzbekistan, but with the presidential election on December 4 the process of change has begun.
Investing in Iran is a little bit like being offered a lot of money to spend one night in a spooky house. Those who hold their nerve will be rewarded, but in the meantime any possibility for peaceful sleep is out of the question.
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