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Harvest Time, Part Two

If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: [5] circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; [6] as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. 1,071 more words

Religion & Philosophy

Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Decertified” Edition

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On this week’s episode of Rational Security on The E.R., President Trump says Iran is not living up to the “spirit” of the deal to curtail its nuclear program. 319 more words


‘We should not have abandoned Kurdistan, the only real pole of stability in the region’

The United States Serves Up Kurdistan to Iran on a Silver Platter
by Bernard-Henri Lévy
October 17, 2017

On Monday of this week, what had been feared transpired: Paramilitary units supported by elements of the Iraqi army attacked in the vicinity of Kirkuk. 72 more words

Israel & Middle East

Why Trump Has Gone Nuclear on Iran

Just when world public opinion feared the US and North Korea were on the brink of nuclear war, the new axis of evil times (North Korea, Iran, Venezuela) yield a dramatic plot twist; President Trump is adamant the real threat is the Iran nuclear deal.Enter a brand new, major international crisis deployed out of the blue with inbuilt war potential.The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a.k.a. 51 more words

Middle East

Syrian Reconstruction Spells Juicy Contracts for Russian, Iranian Firms

The worst violence of the six-year-long Syrian civil war is winding down, as government forces under Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have reclaimed large swathes of rebel-held territory and the Islamic State has been pushed out of its major strongholds. 640 more words

Middle East

Iran's first foreign currency ETF is set to launch next week

As an attempt to limit physical manipulations of the currency market, Iran will be introducing its first foreign currency exchange-traded fund (ETF) next week. While we still do not know what currencies will be dominating this ETF, the two main currencies that are the most common in Iran are USD and EUR and it is expected that the mentioned ETF to hold a significant portion of its portfolio tied to these two currencies. 35 more words


US decertification of the Iran nuclear deal

Written by Elena Lazarou,

On 13 October, US President Donald Trump announced his decision not to certify Iran’s compliance with the international nuclear agreement of 2015. 1,173 more words