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My enemy’s enemy is my friend

My enemy’s enemy is my friend – a strategy often used in politics and business – but is it a good strategy? Let’s take the example of Iran in the late 70s. The Iranian Hostage Crisis The Iran hostage crisis … Continue reading

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Iranian sanctions extended to Venezuela, but will they work?

The USA has imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s state oil company in retaliation for them trading with Iran (CNN story). These sanctions are unlikely to have any effect: research has shown that generally sanctions don’t work, why is this? If anything … Continue reading

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