Archive for January, 2012

Aggression born of American ‘exceptionalism’

Aggression born of American ‘exceptionalism’ Most recently, American exceptionalism jumped to the political fore at the start of this century. It did so with a swagger, ironically, because of the 9/11 attacks. In his speech that night, President George W. Bush put forward the United States as “the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in […]


Halt in Iran oil could push crude up 30%: IMF

Iran Set to Turn Off Oil Supply to Europe The European Union embargo on Iranian oil will only come into effect in six months, but the leadership in Tehran wants to act first: Exports to Europe are set to be halted immediately. It is a move which could mean added difficulties for struggling economies in […]


EU agrees Iranian oil embargo

European Union agrees on Iran oil embargo European Union nations have agreed on an oil embargo against Iran as part of sanctions over its nuclear programme. EU agrees Iranian oil embargo Foreign ministers’ deal in Brussels could lead to soaring fuel prices and Iran closing the strait of Hormuz Iran ‘definitely’ closing Strait of Hormuz […]