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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Sanctions-busting is in Dubai’s DNA

by Raymond Barrett, for The Guardian Dubai’s open-door policy has been a major factor in the failure of Iran sanctions and there’s little reason to expect this to change For more than 30 years, US-led efforts to isolate Iran from the global economy have faced a constant weakness: the Dubai connection. Dubai – separated from [...]

Beware the Gulf’s legal gradations

The Guardian by Raymond Barrett Britons fall foul of the region’s legal system not because of its ‘draconian Islamic laws’, but its pecking order of privilege. British citizens have yet again fallen foul of the law in the Arabian peninsula for “crimes” that barely seem to warrant the designation. In Dubai, a tourist was recently [...]

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