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May 14, 1948 — Miracle or Catastrophe?

On May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence. Shortly thereafter, five Arab states invaded to join Palestinian fighters in a campaign to destroy the new Jewish state. Let’s put aside the real and imagined flaws of Israel today, and …

Is Khamenei getting ready to negotiate with the US?

As the Islamic Republic continues to suffer from devastating economic conditions and the coronavirus crisis, Ayatollah Khamenei has suggested that its leaders could enter into talks with the United States.  As IranWire …

Kyrgyzstan’s forgotten role in World War II

Despite emerging victorious in their fight over Nazi Germany and Hitler’s fascist ideology, World War II ravaged the Soviet Union, claiming the lives of tens of millions of soldiers and civilians – 26 million by some estimates. …