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As Venezuela, so Iran?

The recent election upset by Hassan Rouhani, who will shortly become Iran’s president, as well as a period diplomatic repositioning …

Beyond Reproach

Four Yemeni provinces in the north and east have witnessed extremely dramatic events over the past few days. Despite the …

Loud and Unclear

The contending Lebanese factions have taken their fight from the streets of Beirut and Tripoli to those of Damascus and …

Stuck in the Middle

With a staggering USD 482.3 billion in total revenues for 2012, and a business presence in over two hundred countries, …

Three’s A Crowd

My career as a diplomatic reporter began just a couple of months before the start of the First Gulf War. …

The Lebanese Method

With his first book for a popular audience, Fooled by Randomness (2001), the statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb quickly became the …

Trappings of Oil

Tucked away in Maddox Street, a strangely quiet side road wedged behind London’s busy Regent Street, is the Selma Feriani …