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Iran boosts imports with cheaper dollars Reuters/Financial Times To combat the effects of sanctions enacted against it, Iran will introduce a three-tiered exchange rate for the importing of different types of goods.   Rwanda: International Community Messed Up Congo,...

LOTS at Stake in Middle Eastern Waters

Exactly one week ago, in response to escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf, the USS Ponce sailed into waters off the coast of Bahrain. Her arrival was a rebirth of sorts, marking the beginning of a new shift in US naval strategy. As recently as March of this year,...

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World’s most powerful laser fires most powerful laser blast ever Fox News The National Ignition Facility (NIF), based in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, achieved a historical milestone on the road to commercializing fusion energy. On July 5, NIF delivered...

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The U.S. and Pakistan Have Found Detente, but It Won’t Last Joshua Foust/ The Atlantic The transactional U.S.-Pakistan alliance means that, once the Afghan War ends, so will their incentive to get along.   Robert Zoellick:”Getting Stuff Done” at the World Bank and...