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Paul Antonopoulos

Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.

Iran expects new nuclear plant to be fully operational by 2025

August 25, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos Iran has said that it expects its new nuclear plant to be fully operational and launched before 2025. Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), told the domestic media that the projects of two nuclear plants being built, in collaboration […]

Brazil allows portion of the Amazon the size of Denmark to be open for mining

August 24, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos A Wednesday decree from Brazil’s right-wing president Michel Temer abolished a sprawling nature reserve in the Amazon rainforest covering 4.6 million hectares (17,800 square miles), an area larger than Denmark, opening it up to commercial activity, TeleSUR reported. The Renca reserbe was established in 1984 […]

Civilians attack ISIS terrorists in Deir Ezzor countryside

24 August, 2017 – Fort Russ – Paul Antonopoulos It was reported by Al-Masdar News that people in the town of Al-Shamitiyah in Deir Ezzor province had attacked ISIS terrorists on Wednesday. The report stated that ISIS fighters were dislodged from several neighborhoods in the town located in the western parts of the province.  It […]

Iran condemns Saudi airstrike that killed 46 civilians in Yemen

August 24, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos The Iranian Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned a Saudi airstrike against residential areas in the Yemeni province of Sana’a, calling on the UN to step up efforts to put an end to Saudi aerial raids on its impoverished neighbor, PressTV reported. It was reported by Fort Russ […]

Germany: It is not guaranteed we will support US in war against North Korea

August 23, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Washington that her country is not guaranteed to support any aggression against North Korea and that a diplomatic solution to the crisis was a desired outcome. She then went onto emphasize that Germany and other European Union member states […]

Indigenous activists seize Canadian operated oil field in Peru

August 23, 2017 – Fort Russ News – by Paul Antonopoulos Facilities operated by the Canadian Frontera Energy Corp in Peru’s largest oil field has been seized by Indigenous people, in which they made demands that Indigenous rights law be implemented before a renewal contract is signed, according to an Indigenous leader in speaking with […]