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.
“Zero Days”, the latest documentary by Academy Award winning director Alex Gibney, makes a chilling and urgent claim that the cyber domain has become an as-yet unregulated fourth dimension of warfare.
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.
By putting himself forward as a candidate in Russia’s presidential race, the anticorruption-activist-turned-politician risks jeopardising his political future and the opposition’s prospects.
In Ukraine the end of December and beginning of January is always a silent period, when most of events and problems slow down. But those problems don’t go away.
“Houston, We Have a Problem!” is a ‘docu-fiction’ that audaciously and masterfully develops the myth of the Yugoslavian space programme sold to the Yanks.
When we review what drove Russian asset prices in 2017, it will be the actions of Khalid Al-Falih and Elvira Nabiullina, as influenced by their bosses Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Vladimir Putin, which will likely have proven most decisive.
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