By way of reminder -- readers here may recall that almost three years ago this coming March, I wrote about a brilliant article that Adam Davidson painstaking researched for the New Yorker on a Trump hotel in Azerbaijan that oddly was nearly-impossible to get to, titled "Donald Trump's Worst Deal." What was most noteworthy in the article (among a great many notable things) is that the deal appeared linked not only to money laundering with a man, Ziya Mammadov, who a U.S. diplomat in an official cable called "notoriously corrupt even for Azerbaijan," and who Foreign Policy magazine did a cover story on, titled "The Corleones of the Caspian." but which was seemingly linked as well with (are you ready?)...Iran's terrorist Revolutionary Guard. You can read my story with a link to Mr. Davidson's great article here.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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