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The Long-term Consequences of Trump’s Campaign Against Iran

    The Long-term Consequences of Trump’s Campaign Against Iran

The next step in the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran comes this Sunday, Nov. 4, when the most severe sanctions will be imposed on the Islamic Republic. Crucially, they apply not only to Iran but to anyone who continues to do business with it. It’s not yet clear how disruptive this move will…

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Trump Sanctions on Iran May Already Be Backfiring as Tehran’s Oil Revenues Soar

    Trump Sanctions on Iran May Already Be Backfiring as Tehran’s Oil Revenues Soar

TEHRAN, IRAN — Despite the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign targeting the Iranian economy, Iran’s crude oil and oil product revenues jumped a surprising 60 percent from March 21 to July 23. In addition, figures provided by Iran’s Central Bank show that Iran’s revenues from oil sales soared by 84.2 percent over that same period,…

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As Trump Takes His Sanctions Battle to Europe, Who Is More “Isolated”: Iran or US?

    As Trump Takes His Sanctions Battle to Europe, Who Is More “Isolated”: Iran or US?

BRUSSELS – The U.S. has made good on its threats to reimpose sanctions on Iran following Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the six-party nuclear deal. The new package of restrictions on the Iranian economy came despite widespread friction between Washington and its transatlantic allies who sought to do business with Iran. The sanctions were accompanied by…

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European Powers Prepare to Scrap Dollar in Iran Trade as Disgust With “America First” Policies Mount

    European Powers Prepare to Scrap Dollar in Iran Trade as Disgust With “America First” Policies Mount

VIENNA, AUSTRIA — While the White House’s frenzied anti-Iran campaign has entailed unprecedented attempts to twist the arms of the United States’ traditional European allies, the pressure may be backfiring – a reality made all the more clear by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s claims that Europe’s three major powers plan to continue trade ties…

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As Post-Colonial Migrants Cross the Mediterranean, Europe Says “Go Home” in Every Language

  As Post-Colonial Migrants Cross the Mediterranean, Europe Says “Go Home” in Every Language

MALTA — (Report) The standoff in June between Malta and Italy over the fate of over 600 migrants on board the Aquarius — a rescue boat operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) — made headline news for the wrong reasons. As both countries prioritized populist rhetoric, with Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and Maltese Prime…

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Scientific Study Finds Asylum Seekers Are Actually Boosting Europe’s Economy

  Scientific Study Finds Asylum Seekers Are Actually Boosting Europe’s Economy

Asylum seekers moving to Europe have raised their adopted nations’ economic output, lowered unemployment and not placed a burden on public finances, scientists said on Wednesday, reports the Thomson Reuters Foundation. An analysis of economic and migration data for the last three decades found asylum seekers added to gross domestic products and boosted net tax revenues by as much…

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The Far-Right Effort to Win Hearts and Minds Across the Atlantic

  The Far-Right Effort to Win Hearts and Minds Across the Atlantic

When Marine Le Pen took the reins of her father’s French far-right National Front party, she launched a well-crafted communication strategy to de-demonize the party’s image. She distanced herself from unsavory associations and condemned the party’s more overtly racist and anti-Semitic elements. She also co-opted some of the lexicon of the left to appeal to…

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Russian senator promises nuclear response to NATO expansion

In response to NATO’s efforts to enlist new member-countries, a member of the defense and security committee for Russia’s Upper

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Russian diplomat says West realizes futility of attempts to isolate Russia

  Russian diplomat says West realizes futility of attempts to isolate Russia

“The attempts to isolate Russia are actually futile while they take a lot of resources from the EU,” the diplomat

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Russian Defense Ministry: the West has not provided Russia with intelligence information on terrorists in Syria

  Russian Defense Ministry: the West has not provided Russia with intelligence information on terrorists in Syria

“Western countries have not provided Russia with intelligence data about the location of terrorists in Syria. However, they continue to criticize

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