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#Azerbaijan –  from battlefield to the hub of inter-regional projects

#Azerbaijan – from battlefield to the hub of inter-regional projects

| May 28, 2020

  “To find yourself, think for yourself” – this is how great philosopher Socrates described the freedom and independence almost 2,500 years back. This aphoristic sentence provokes potentially limitless debates on determinism between the independence of nations, and their development, achievements and contributions to the humanity. History of nations is full of proves for supporters […]

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US government in relentless pursuit to tighten stranglehold on #Huawei

US government in relentless pursuit to tighten stranglehold on #Huawei

| May 18, 2020

At the Huawei Analyst Summit (HAS) in Shenzhen earlier today (18 May), top Huawei executives explained how the global economy can recover from the coronavirus pandemic by making the most of leading technology such as 5G, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence. The HAS 2020 summit also focused on how Huawei will contribute to building a fully […]

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Contract dispute in #Egypt underscores perils for investors

Contract dispute in #Egypt underscores perils for investors

| May 13, 2020

Over the past few weeks, Egypt’s economy has been plunged into disarray, erasing some of the nation’s recent economic success. Now, Egypt and other countries throughout North Africa are looking hard at foreign investment, as they struggle to find a path forward amidst an unprecedented oil crisis and a collapse in tourism. In Egypt’s case, its pitch to foreign […]

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Can the #IMF accept #COVID-19-struck #Lebanon’s ‘reform-for-support’ request despite concerns over #Hezbollah and Bassil?

Can the #IMF accept #COVID-19-struck #Lebanon’s ‘reform-for-support’ request despite concerns over #Hezbollah and Bassil?

| May 8, 2020

Lebanese poet Khahil Gibran wrote in the 1920’s: “My Lebanon is a serene mountain sitting between the sea and the plains, like a poet between one eternity and another.” When I first met the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Lebanese Parliament Yassine Jaber on a delegation to the Westminster Parliament in 2007, […]

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#Iran judiciary admits arresting two elite university students

#Iran judiciary admits arresting two elite university students

According to the Iranian state-run media, Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi , two elite students at the pretigous Sharif University of Technology in Iran, have been detained by the authorities. The two had disappeared nearly a month ago with no information about their whereabouts. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of […]

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#BeltAndRoadInitiative – Time for some European realpolitik

#BeltAndRoadInitiative – Time for some European realpolitik

| May 5, 2020

“The BRI comes closest to a plan to help mitigate existential threats to the developed world,” Sir Douglas Flint said at a recent talk hosted by British think tank Asia House. The UK’s Special Envoy to the BRI emphasized that this includes “climate change, population growth, and economic inequality”, writes Oliver Stelling. Today (5 MAy), a […]

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#Kazakhstan is increasing its #biosafety capacity

#Kazakhstan is increasing its #biosafety capacity

| May 4, 2020

Since March 16, Kazakhstan has been living in a state of emergency. Tough quarantine measures have been introduced in the country, public transport has been suspended, most organizations and institutions have switched to a remote mode of operation, streets and residential facilities being disinfected, while COVID-positive patients receive medical care. The state of emergency was […]

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