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Mark Farha comments on the political situation in the Middle East

Mark Farha, an Associate Fellow of the University of Bielefeld and former Senior Associate Member at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, comments on the political situation...
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Christophe de Bellaigue about Iranian historical and cultural mindsets

“Before starting a business in Iran, you need to understand Iranian historical and cultural mindsets”, said Christopher de Bellaigue, a scholar of modern Iranian...
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The Arab world and globalisation: Critical remarks

The Mediterranean world is not presently part of the new international division of labour, i.e., the advance of hitherto underdeveloped countries in manufacturing production...
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Turkey in the Middle East: Outlines of political expansion

On the 28th of March 2018, the Moscow office of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, along with the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, organised...

Turkey tensions with Iran, Russia mount ahead of Syria meet

Turkey on Wednesday warned Iran and Russia to make their Syrian regime ally stop bombing the rebel-held northern Idlib province, as tensions mounted ahead...
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Vladimir Korovkin showed that E-Commerce is booming in Iran

Vladimir Korovkin, Senior Researcher at SKOLKOVO IEMS, and a scholar of emerging markets, showed that E-Commerce is booming in Iran, with over 24,000 E-shops,...
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Business In Iran – Vladimir Korovkin

How shall an international business executive realistically approach Iran? Will the country prove to be the business opportunity of the decade? What are the...
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The never-ending dead-end in Syria

This article was written prior to President Trump’s announcement that the US will withdrawal its troops from Syria. The Syrian crisis, which has been going...

Syria’s reconstruction: No willing payers in sight

Lately there has been a lot of rhetoric about the start of the reconstruction process in Syria. Such a statement was made by Iranian...
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Yet another crisis in the Middle East

The announcement that the US will withdraw troops from Syria, made by President Donald Trump before the New Year, once again brought everyone’s attention...

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