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American student Xiyue Wang jailed in Iran for 3 years freed in prisoner exchange

Xiyue Wang had been held in Iran’s notorious Evin prison since August 2016. December 7, 2019, 4:29 PM 6 min read An American graduate student who was jailed for more than three years in Iran is headed home after a prisoner swap. Xiyue Wang, 38, a Princeton University student, was exchanged for Iranian scientist Professor …

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Iran begins registering candidates for parliamentary polls

Iran’s official IRNA news agency says registration has begun for candidates running in the country’s parliamentary elections set for February 2020 December 1, 2019, 5:47 AM 1 min read Iran has begun registration of candidates for running in the country’s parliamentary elections set for February 2020, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday. The …

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The Cipher Brief’s OSINT Trend Line Report

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Mexico’s Strategic Security Problem

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