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The New Cold War

In the evolving network of global relations, a New Cold War landscape has emerged, marked by intensifying geopolitical tensions among the world's major powers. The United States, the European Union and their allies, find themselves in an increasingly complex standoff with nations like Russia, China, North Korea and Iran. This modern Cold War, unlike its [...]

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The West’s Tightrope: Balancing diplomacy and power in the Red Sea

Global attention continues to focus on the Red Sea region where the conflict is getting worse. Having started with a series of calculated moves by regional powers, it is threatening to develop into a terrible conflict with potentially far-reaching consequences. Military clashes continue to increase, geopolitical tensions are rising and a humanitarian crisis is likely.

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Checkmate or stalemate: The global standoff between world leaders and citizens

From the beginning of 2023, the geopolitical landscape has been marked by a series of escalating tensions and civil unrest – evidence of deep-seated economic, political and social discord across the globe. Some analysts are questioning whether businesses should expect civil unrest on a global scale, which could significantly impact market stability and operational continuity. China’s

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard given the green light for terrorism

It is now clear that operations of the terrorist group Hamas are being funded by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including the attack on Israel on 7 October 2023. Furthermore, there are reports of plans by the IRGC to carry out terrorist attacks on non-military Western targets, in an attempt to deter countries from

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Countering the Shadows: Tackling the escalating Iranian terrorist threat in the UK and EU

The European Union (EU) is having sleepless nights over the increasing threat of in-country terror attacks, instigated by groups such as ISIS, Jihadists, and the controversial Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp in Iran. The threat The terror group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) dates back to 2004 and was formed from the Sunni terror

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Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp – businessmen or terrorists?

It appears that Iran is entering into business negotiations in the Near Abroad and is looking to benefit from the new detente with Russia and China. Members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) are already in negotiations in Uzbekistan where a million barrels of oil a day (from a daily production of 1.46 million

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The North-South corridor: the rise of the East

The International North-South Transport Corridor is a 4,500-mile network of ship, rail, and road routes for moving cargo between India, Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia, and Central Asia. However, due to the recent normalisation of relations between regional enemies, Saudi Arabia and Iran (negotiated by China) has altered the North-South Corridor to include those nations. The rapprochement

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Saudi Arabia and Iran – an unholy alliance

Russia and China are using Saudi Arabia and Iran to create a North South trading corridor to dilute the trading power of the West. China, as the Big Brother within the BRICS trading bloc, is seeking to mediate between the two to establish a trading agreement that would benefit all parties involved, excluding the West. This move

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Iran: A sorry state

Failed states are those unable to maintain economic or political credibility and in a virtual state of collapse, incapable to fulfil the functions of a national executive. Rogue states are those openly funding and supporting action with extreme prejudice that goes against the social contract of the supposedly peaceful world order and which thus choose

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