Analyses & Assessments

Assault on Mosul Analyses & Assessments

Assault on Mosul

On 19th February 2017, Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Jihadists defending Mosul's west bank. They swiftly retook five villages and set their...

USS Carl Vinson Analyses & Assessments

USS Carl Vinson

On 18th Feb 2017, the United States deployed the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to the disputed waters of the South China Sea. The Vinson carries a...

Attack on Sufi shrine Analyses & Assessments

Attack on Sufi shrine

On 17th Feb 2017, a suicide attack in Pakistan's Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine has killed at least 75 people (43 men, nine women and 20 children...

Zuckerberg on globalization Analyses & Assessments

Zuckerberg on globalization

In an interview with the BBC, the Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg said that fake news, polarised views and "filter bubbles" were damaging common...

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong arrested Analyses & Assessments

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong arrested

On 16 February 2017, the heir of South Korean company Samsung has been arrested as part of an investigation into corruption and influence-peddling...

Deadly suicide car bombing in Baghdad Analyses & Assessments

Deadly suicide car bombing in Baghdad

On 15 February 2017, a suicide bomber detonated a pick-up truck packed with explosives in northern Baghdad, killing at least nine people. Thirty...

New ISRO record Analyses & Assessments

New ISRO record

On 14 Feb 17, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched a record 104 satellites into space on a single rocket from Sriharikota...

Kim Jong-Nam Analyses & Assessments

Kim Jong-Nam

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been killed in Malaysia. Kim Jong-nam was reportedly poisoned at Kuala Lumpur airport by...

Trump national security adviser Flynn resigns over Russian contacts Analyses & Assessments

Trump national security adviser Flynn resigns over Russian contacts

On 13 February 2017, Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser resigned after revelations he had discussed U.S. sanctions...

Autonomous taxi drones Analyses & Assessments

Autonomous taxi drones

Self-driving single occupancy drone taxi will be flying passengers across Dubai from July 2017. This was informed by the city’s Roads and Transport...

Thousands told to evacuate in face of California dam risk Analyses & Assessments

Thousands told to evacuate in face of California dam risk

On 12 February 2017, at least 130,000 people have been asked to evacuate over concerns California's Oroville Dam's emergency spillway could fail. The...

North Korean missile test Analyses & Assessments

North Korean missile test

On 12th Feb 2017, North Korea has confirmed that it "successfully" fired a ballistic missile, in a test supervised by President Kim Jong-Un. The...

Aero India Analyses & Assessments

Aero India

Aero India is a mega biennial aero show. The 11th edition is from 14th to 18th February 2017. The event is a marketplace for the defence industry. It...

Pilot whales stranded in New Zealand Analyses & Assessments

Pilot whales stranded in New Zealand

On the 11th of February, 2017 an estimated 600 pilot whales washed up on the shores of Farwell Spit. The beach sits atop New Zealand's South Island....

Bomb Plot Foiled Analyses & Assessments

Bomb Plot Foiled

Four people including a girl of 16 have been arrested with bomb-making materials by anti-terrorist police in the southern French city of Montpellier...

Elizabeth Warren impugned Analyses & Assessments

Elizabeth Warren impugned

On the 8th of February, Republican Senators voted to silence Democratic Senator, Elizabeth Warren while she was condemning the nomination of proposed...

Trump cabinet: Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as attorney general Analyses & Assessments

Trump cabinet: Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as attorney general

The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nomination for attorney general, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, by a vote of 52 to 47. The...

Law on west bank settlements Analyses & Assessments

Law on west bank settlements

On 6th Feb 2017, Israel’s parliament approved legislation that retroactively legalizes thousands of Jewish settler homes in the occupied West Bank....

Punjab elections Analyses & Assessments

Punjab elections

On the 5th of February 2017, the people of Punjab took to the polls to elect their legislative assembly. The election turnout was estimated at 78%,...

Immigrant order chaos Analyses & Assessments

Immigrant order chaos

On 6th Feb 2017, US Department of Justice defended President Donald Trump's travel ban and urged the Appeals Court to reinstate it, in the interests...