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Monthly Archives: July 2012

The conflict between the South Sudanese government and the rebel group, Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), has yet to subside with the two clashing once more on July 23. The government stated that 50 rebels were killed as government forces...

By Record on Jul 29th, 2012

News about the Chinese artist and political activist Ai Weiwei has proliferated in recent years due to several bouts of legal trouble with the Chinese government. Reports have extensively covered Ai’s ongoing house arrest in Beijing since...

By Record on Jul 28th, 2012

Could the Islamic Republic of Iran close the Strait of Hormuz, described as the “greatest economic choke point in the world” where nearly 20 per cent of crude oil traded globally passes, thereby cutting off Persian Gulf energy exports vital to the functioning of the global economy? While it has long been considered highly probable that Iran could...

As outlined earlier this week in IranPolitik, there have been numerous signs in the last several weeks that the Reformist faction, moderates led by ex-president Mohammad Khatami who ruled between 1997-2005, may nominate a candidate for the upcoming...

By Record on Jul 24th, 2012

The recent dismissal of North Korea’s top military chief came as a surprise to many in the international community. On July 16, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) announced that Ri Yong-ho had been relieved of his duties due to illness....

By Record on Jul 22nd, 2012

The 2011 Budget Control Act, in which the United States Congress set forth provisions for the automatic expiration of a sizeable number of tax cuts as well as several new spending reductions, is due to go into effect at the end of this year....

By Record on Jul 22nd, 2012

A nationwide discourse over numerous proposed and enacted changes to state voting laws has reached a new level of fervor in the United States. State legislative sessions in 2011 and 2012 have resulted in 180 different bills that restrict some...

By Record on Jul 15th, 2012

Oil and gas corporation Royal Dutch Shell (commonly known as Shell) has launched its offshore oil drilling fleet to the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas in Alaska without the accompaniment of its oil recovery barge, which continues to await the US...

By Record on Jul 15th, 2012

The United States Supreme Court reached a landmark decision on June 28, upholding Obama’s Affordable Healthcare for America Act despite significant opposition to its implementation. Read more →...

By Record on Jul 8th, 2012

On 1 July Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) won the Mexican presidential election, ending the National Action Party’s (PAN) twelve year long hold on power under the leadership of Vicente Fox and incumbent President...

By Record on Jul 8th, 2012