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U.S. to limit Nuclear Technology Exports to China Analyses & Assessments

U.S. to limit Nuclear Technology Exports to China

Trump administration announced that it would sharply restrict exports of civilian nuclear technology to China. US officials claimed was being diverted to power new generations of Chinese submarines,…

Losses from natural disasters have surged Analyses & Assessments

Losses from natural disasters have surged

The U.N. office for disaster risk reduction said that worldwide reported economic losses from climate-related disasters surged to total nearly $2.9 trillion over the past 20 years. Climate change is…

 Global Inequality on A Rise Analyses & Assessments

Global Inequality on A Rise

The World Bank Group unveiled a new system to rank countries based on their success in developing human capital, an effort to prod governments to invest more effectively in education and healthcare.…

Amazon discards ‘sexist’ AI recruiting tool Analyses & Assessments

Amazon discards ‘sexist’ AI recruiting tool

Amazon reportedly scrapped an internal recruiting tool that used artificial intelligence to sort through applications after the company’s machine-learning specialists realized the engine favoured…

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen now a Democrat Analyses & Assessments

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen now a Democrat

President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen has re-registered as a Democrat, his attorney has confirmed. Michael Cohen was President Trump’s longtime personal attorney who served…

Big Four Breakup Op-Eds

Big Four Breakup

After much speculation, the Big Four Accounting firms - Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst and Young, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers – are finally being investigated for anti-competitive practices. Despite ardent…

US treasury limits foreign investments in tech Analyses & Assessments

US treasury limits foreign investments in tech

The new US Treasury Department program limits foreign investment in U.S. technology. The program is largely considered to be a tool in President Trump’s arsenal in the ongoing trade war with China.…

Traders forecast the return of $ 100 crude Analyses & Assessments

Traders forecast the return of $ 100 crude

US Sanctions on Iran will keep oil prices from falling below US $65 and it may hit $100 according to traders. Trump denounced the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (or the Iran deal) which was…

India to export raw sugar Analyses & Assessments

India to export raw sugar

India to export raw sugar for the first time in three years as global prices rally. A rebound in New York prices to seven-month highs along with government subsidies are making exports lucrative for…

Chinese spy chip uncovered at major US telecom Analyses & Assessments

Chinese spy chip uncovered at major US telecom

A major US telecommunications company discovered a malicious implant on a Supermicro server. The report comes after Bloomberg Businessweek’s article that Chinese intelligence agents embedded data-…

Posters ask PM Modi asked to leave UP Analyses & Assessments

Posters ask PM Modi asked to leave UP

With hundreds of migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar fleeing Gujarat over the past few days, members of the UP-Bihar Ekta Manch released posters calling out Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he,…

South Africa's finance minister quits over scandal Analyses & Assessments

South Africa's finance minister quits over scandal

South Africa's finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has quit after admitting to meeting members of the Gupta family, who have been accused of corruption. On August 2017, Jacob Zuma, the South African…

Turkey Search Saudi Consulate Analyses & Assessments

Turkey Search Saudi Consulate

A week after dissident journalist disappears in Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Istanbul, Turkish officials searched the Saudi Consulate as part of an investigation into his disappearance. Jamal Khashoggi…

Chinese intel officer charged with espionage Analyses & Assessments

Chinese intel officer charged with espionage

A top intelligence officer for the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) has been arrested and indicted on charges of economic espionage and attempting to steal trade secrets from multiple US…

Australia refuses to let go of coal Analyses & Assessments

Australia refuses to let go of coal

The Australian government has backed the use of coal power, despite recommendations by the UN’S Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to phase it out by 2050. Coal is mined in most provinces of…

SC Demands Clarification on Rafale Analyses & Assessments

SC Demands Clarification on Rafale

The Indian Supreme Court asked for clarification on the Rafale Deal. The details so sought would not cover the pricing or the suitability of the equipment for the Indian Airforce. In 2007, the Indian…

 Impending Humanitarian Crisis in Columbia Analyses & Assessments

Impending Humanitarian Crisis in Columbia

Over 4,000 Venezuelan migrants enter Colombia every day. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees promises to address the monumental challenge to their humanitarian needs. Venezuela is undergoing one of…

Pakistan looks for IMF bailout again Analyses & Assessments

Pakistan looks for IMF bailout again

The new government of Pakistan gives the go-ahead to approach the International Monetary Fund to seek a bailout again to overcome the financial crisis the country is facing. The economy of Pakistan…

 Cameroon’s Violent Elections Analyses & Assessments

Cameroon’s Violent Elections

As Africa’s oldest president campaigns for another term in Cameroon, a violent uprising simmer in parts of the country. Cameroon’s 85-year-old president, Paul Biya, is Africa’s oldest head of state.…

New US weapons systems easy to hack Analyses & Assessments

New US weapons systems easy to hack

The US Department of Defense’s (DOD) new computerized weapons systems currently under development is peppered with security vulnerabilities that leave them easily susceptible to attack, according to…