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Scotland and Britain and the historic referendum for Scottish independence — a disinterested view from afar by Miguel A. Faria, MD

After a highly charged two-year campaign, the Scottish people have spoken, and the final vote and tally completed. On September 18, 2014, Scotland voted on the issue of Scottish independence in a massive referendum. The result being that Scotland would stay within the United Kingdom after all — rejecting, by a decisive vote, the call …

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Geopolitics & Trans-Caspian Baku Oil Pipeline — A Conversation with Dr. Miguel A. Faria

A major area of trouble is the Caspian Sea, formerly part of the USSR where several “Republics” bordered each other in suppressed animosities. Stalin took advantage of this to divide and rule, his legacy fomenting discord among ethnic minorities — while the Russian bear suppressed them all. Stalin’s policy lives on with Azerbaijan remaining at …

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