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Robert Steele: Full Disclosure: Extraterrestials, No Nuclear War, End of the Deep State?

... No Nuclear War, End of the Deep State? TEHRAN – Robert David Steele, a former Marine Corps infantry officer and CIA spy as well as an activist for Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE), regularly answers questions for Tehran Times. by Javad Heirannia Tehran Times, July 19, 2019 Q. Before we begin discussing what you are calling a full disclosure agenda, let me ask you about your most recent book published at Amazon in both electronic form and hard copy. What is in that book? A. Great question!...


The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden

... has been riveted on the situation in the Strait of Hormuz. On May 12, four tankers owned by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were attacked by unknown forces when entering the Strait off the coast of Fujairah. On June 13, this time near the Iranian coast, two more tankers flying the flags of the Marshall Islands and Panama were attacked. The incidents occurred against the backdrop of another exacerbation in U.S.–Iran relations and the United States imposing more sanctions on Tehran. Nobody ...


China’s Energy Policy: Flexible, but Unshakeable

China’s flexible energy policy and the US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela In the last few years, China’s energy policy has changed radically owing to both the changed priorities in domestic policy and sharp bifurcations in the international situation. As the growth pace of the national economy slowed ...


The Tanker Incident in Gibraltar: Non-Obvious Legitimacy

Without a clear explanation of the reasons for the detention of the vessel by the EU, Tehran’s claims remain natural The seizure of an Iranian tanker by the authorities of Gibraltar has aggravated Iranian-British relations and could lead to further escalation. The oil transported by the Iranians was supposedly intended for the Syrian government. Tehran has already threatened to respond ...


Iran’s Oil Sector under Renewed Sanctions: Adopting to the New Reality

After US decision to withdraw from JCPOA and to reintroduce sanctions, Iran’s oil sector feels more pressure and uncertainty Almost four years ago, after years of difficult negotiations, the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was signed. Many viewed it as a diplomatic triumph,...


Threats of Military Political Escalation in the Persian Gulf Discussed at High-Level Meeting in Rabat

... of solutions to Middle East issues. Previous meetings focused on the problems of Syrian settlement, the ongoing civil war in Yemen, and overcoming the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The meeting in Rabat was devoted to the ongoing escalation of the US-Iran relations, threats of military-political escalation in the Persian Gulf zone, the search for Iran’s integration models, and the regional security system. The Russian side was represented at the meeting by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General,...


Russian and Iranian Experts Discuss Relations between Russia and Iran with the European Union

On June 27, 2019, RIAC hosted a meeting for the representatives of Russian International Affairs Council and the Iranian Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) to discuss the current state of Russian-European and Iranian-European relations. On June 27, 2019, RIAC hosted a meeting for the representatives of Russian International Affairs Council ...


Delegation of Japan Bank for International Cooperation Visits RIAC

... dynamics of global and regional stability, as well as political risks associated with a possible exacerbation of the situation in most dangerous regions of the world. Special attention was paid to the situation in the Middle East and the threats of the US-Iran conflict.


Tanker Incidents: Who Blinks First?

... situation is objectively more beneficial. During a crisis, it is much easier to look for threats than opportunities The recent tanker incidents in the Gulf of Oman have heightened the potential for a dangerous conflict. Now that the US has accused Iran of being responsible, the likelihood of a military clash is significantly higher. There are several important circumstantial factors which could lead to the beginning of open hostilities. Andrey Kortunov, Michel Duclos: Helping Iran to Make the Right ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
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     22 (21%)
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