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A 700-strong gathering of Iran enthusiasts, and high-tech entrepreneurs gathered in Berlin to discuss start-up opportunities in Iran. All the while, the world awaits with bated breath as to the result of the Iran/P5+1 negotiations... O the suspense...
 
The iBridges Conference 2015 was a three day event organized by the University of California Berkeley to assess and create opportunities for business engagement with Iran. Berlin hosted nearly 700 ...
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"Blessed are the peacemakers..." Matthew 5:9
Negotiations in Lausanne often seemed ill-starred, centred on a dysfunctional relationship between the US and Iran
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"Tensions between these two historic enemies have been high in recent years, but we believe they are now at a boiling point,” Khamenei said. “As a result, Iran feels it must offer itself as a peacemaker.”

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"Anyone can go to Baghdad. Real men go to Tehran."   ~ Anon.
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Congratulations to Malala Yousafzai on her Nobel Peace Prize, and an equally powerful, moving and memorable acceptance speech... truly one for the ages. At only 17 years of age, her success will hopefully know no bounds.
#iammalala    #malala.org
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A sign of the tectonic geopolitical re-alignments afoot in the Middle East. Exciting times ahead ... the onus is on everyone!
In a video interview with Thomas L. Friedman, President Obama discussed the calculations that informed the Iran nuclear framework and what they say about his overall approach to foreign policy.
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The Iranian president has long carried the hopes of his country’s reformists. Now, thanks to last week’s nuclear deal with the US, the pragmatist has made good on his promise
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"Anyone can go to Baghdad. Real men go to Tehran."
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A memorable three weeks in January. As an Iranian (by birth) and Australian (at heart), I'm proud of everything it represented.
They were the people who brought the passion, colour and noises of Asia to Australia, and while the Asian Cup is now past, the memories of it will linger on
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A giant walks amongst us, no more :(
ONE of Adelaide University’s most respected academics and public intellectuals, demographer Professor Graeme Hugo (AO), has died.
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My "The Guardian" and "Vimeo" archives... the weapons cache, if you will; as well as my love of CSP, passion for the English language and etymology, Test Match cricket, Foreign policy issues esp. Middle-East politics, long walks, deep conversations with close friends, writing long emails, peeling/cutting fruit/vegetables, ironing, washing dishes, the sense of touch… in short, all the finer things in life.
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