How Erik Prince Used the Rise of Trump to Make an Improbable Comeback

When Erik Prince arrived at the Four Seasons resort in the Seychelles in January 2017 for his now-famous meetings with a Russian banker and UAE ruler Mohammed bin Zayed, he was in the middle of an unexpected comeback. The election of Donald Trump had given the disgraced Blackwater founder a new opportunity to prove himself. After years … Continue reading “How Erik Prince Used the Rise of Trump to Make an Improbable Comeback”

A Conversation with Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi Kaveh Afrasiabi:  Has there been any contact with Trump administration officials since you raised the possibility of a prisoner exchange, particularly in light of the news that President Trump approved payment of $2 million to North Korea in exchange for Otto Warmbier? Mohammad Javad Zarif: We offered this possibility last September … Continue reading “A Conversation with Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif”

Ephéméride des luttes : 23 avril

Aujourd’hui 23 avril, l’éphéméride des luttes nous ramène à l’obtention de droits pour les travailleurs et travailleuses, mais aussi à la création de divers services répressifs destinés à les mater. Chose qui est diablement actuelle. D’où certains départs de flammes. 1905 : En France, création de la SFIO (Section Française de l’Internationale Ouvrière). 1915 : … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 23 avril”

Love, Betrayal & a Caged Tiger: The Intriguing Legend Behind Bakarkhani Bread

Have you ever had a taste of crispy, spiced and thick layered flatbread called the Bakharkhani made in parts of Kolkata? This particular variant of Bakarkhani bread, which some believe originated in present-day Bangladesh, has an incredible legend behind it. According to Bangladeshi writer Nazir Hossain, who wrote Kingbodontir Dhaka, this particular delicacy was first … Continue reading “Love, Betrayal & a Caged Tiger: The Intriguing Legend Behind Bakarkhani Bread”