One of the most striking images our team caught was this from the BBC Farsi's Rana Rahimpour on the analogy between the China Protests and the Iran Protests on how one Woman dared to question the hijab in Iran and how one man dared to stand up to Chinese Tanks. As we went to press, we have been seeing on-going images of Women continuing to populate Social Media.
We have also been assessing the upcoming India Federal (Union) Budget as India gears up for its' final budget before the 2019 General Election.
We have also been assessing the challenge of Gaza as this was underscored by the UN yesterday during the donor conference--this is as Ismail Hanyia, the Senior Hamas Leaders, has been designated a "Global Terrorist" by the United States and as the European Union has agreed to provide an additional $ 53 Million in aid in response to UN Budget Cuts:
Gaza close to social, economic collapse, UN envoy says
Gaza is near a total collapse and Palestinian Authority donor countries need to make the situation a priority, said United Nations Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov. "Returning Gaza under legitimate Palestinian control and ending all the militant activity there is critical," he said.
The Jerusalem Post (free registration) (1/30)
(Update: As the Month drew to a close, our team reviewed the chart below on Peak Oil:
Our team found it fascinating especially in light of the current focus on Fossil Fuels here in the United States. Our founder made it a point of tagging the Iranian Foreign Minister so that he at least understands the gravity of it all as Iran grapples with profound unrest and challenges on a multitude of fronts...)