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China, Russia to build 2 new nuclear reactors each in Iran

Ali Akbar Salehi

Special to The head of Iran’s nuclear energy agency said China will likely build two new nuclear power plants in Iran and that construction on two additional plants by Russia is set to start this year. “We are in […]

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Middle East-North Africa now ‘most walled region in the world’

A portion of Saudi Arabia's "Great Wall" security barrier.

Special to As threats from jihadist groups such as Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) rise, nations in the Middle East and North Africa are increasingly fortifying their borders with fences and walls. “The Middle East and North […]

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Spyware that targeted Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi deployed against Kim Jong-Un?

Silvio Berlusconi

Special to By Donald Kirk, SEOUL — Cyber espionage is the cutting edge of modern warfare. Think of all the great stuff intelligence agents learn from monitoring the conversations of just about everyone. The only problem is how […]

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Gen. Dunford calls Russia’s ‘existential threat’ to U.S. ‘alarming’

Marine Corps General Dunford testifies during the Senate Armed Services committee nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

Special to by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Gen. Joseph Dunford, testifying at the confirmation hearing that almost certainly will lead to his Senate approval as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, describes Russia as an “existential threat” and […]

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Heart of the terrorist: ISIL broadens appeal of its social media propaganda

Chechen ISIL commander Abu Umar Grozny holds a child in a social-media posts.

Special to By Joanna Paraszczuk, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty “I love my mom very much…. When I start to think about my mother, my God, it’s as if my heart is breaking.” These words are from the […]

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Germany wastes no time reviving trade with Iran after nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, shakes hands with Germany’s Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel in Teheran.  /Reuters

Special to Even before the debates in Iran and the United States could begin over last week’s nuclear agreement, Germany sent its economy minister to Teheran on July 19 to revive a trading relationship in anticipation of the lifting […]

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ISIL post warns ‘Jihadi brides’ on ‘romanticism’ of ISIL propaganda, laments ‘pathetic’ reality of ‘this world’

"By Allah, stop this romanticism. Bury it in the cemetery of illusions!" / YouTube

Special to By Joanna Paraszczuk, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A post slamming “jihadi brides” for romanticizing what it is like to live in territory in Syria and Iraq controlled by the militant group Islamic State of Iraq […]

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Downfall of the ayatollahs: Strategic hope for the future, Persia-centric Middle East

Iran protester in Teheran on June 13, 2009. / Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP

Special to By Gregory R. Copley, and Dr. Assad Homayoun GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs I’ve reached the end of this great history And all the land will talk of me: I shall not die, these seeds I’ve sown will […]

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ISIL hotbed in the heart of Europe: Terrorists buying real estate in the mountains of Bosnia

Islamic State flag is displayed at the entrance to Gornja Maoca in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  /Reuters

Special to Authorities have discovered an Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) stronghold in the mountains of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bosnian police recently raided the mountain village of Gornja Maoca and found residents there flying the ISIL flag, according to […]

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Iran deal is done, Obama’s legacy is set, money starts to flow, who laughs last?


Special to By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — A rhetorical tsunami followed the signing of the landmark nuclear limitation deal between Iran and six world powers in Vienna. On the one hand President Barack Obama and his tireless […]

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