double-standards

Sweden’s Nobel Craze

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As the announcement of Nobel Prize laureates approached, aspiring Swedes seeking the big prize faced a major mental meltdown. It’s not surprising, as over the last hundred years this country has no more than 30 winners of this prestigious award. The stakes are bigger still if you take into consideration that Sweden hasn’t won a Nobel Prize in over eight years. The last time…

Taiwan Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

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On 17 May, Taiwan’s Parliament (the Legislative Yuan) passed a law legalizing same-sex marriages. This happened a week before the deadline, set by the Supreme Court (which functions as a Constitutional Court on the island) in its ruling of 24 May 2017 to be enacted into law, expired…

USA and Saudi Arabia: a Rider and Horse Allia...

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US President Donald Trump made it loud and clear that he wants Saudi Arabia to pay more at a rally in Wisconsin on Saturday 27 April, reports the Daily Caller. The ardent champion of democracy said that he likes the Saudi leader, but the oil-rich Kingdom needs to pay more…

Middle East on the Verge of Collapse

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King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said that he condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights. According to Reuters, the King made this statement while addressing participants of the Arab League Summit in Tunisia. In his speech, King Salman said “We reaffirm our absolute…

Saudi Plans in Regard to Qatar Fail

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Rumors abound that the Saudis are planning to dig a large canal in the north of the country which will turn Qatar from a Peninsula into an island.  Saudi media report that private investors from Saudi Arabia and the UAE will finance the state-ordered construction of the canal on Arabian…

Economic Espionage: The Curse of ‘Soft Spying...

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Despite Hollywood romanticizing about Bonds and Bournes, one of the most prevalent forms of modern intelligence activity is also arguably the least emphasized: economic and industrial espionage. Aimed at garnering a financial and innovation advantage for countries seeking greater influence in a highly globalized world, this activity is not just…


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