Topics Archive

Legal ramifications; Khashoggi killing Analyses & Assessments

Legal ramifications; Khashoggi killing

The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman continues to face international scrutiny over the assassination of Saudi dissident and U.S resident Jamal Khashoggi. Jamal Khashoggi was the former adviser…

Is there hope for a green future? Analyses & Assessments

Is there hope for a green future?

The recent International climate change negotiators at the Climate Summit in Poland announced that they have reached an agreement. The future path forward for countries is to reduce greenhouse gases…

China’s Egypt project falls Through Analyses & Assessments

China’s Egypt project falls Through

Talks between Egypt and Chinese builder CFLD for a $20 billion development in the new administrative capital have fallen through over disagreements on how to share revenue from the project. China and…

Lion Air and Boeing: a $22 Billion Feud Analyses & Assessments

Lion Air and Boeing: a $22 Billion Feud

The crash of a Boeing Co. plane, that killed 189 people in Indonesia, is spiralling into a $22 billion feud between the aircraft maker and one of Asia’s most influential aviation companies. In a rare…

US to extradite Fethullah Gulen? Analyses & Assessments

US to extradite Fethullah Gulen?

U.S. President Donald Trump has told his Turkish counterpart, Tayyip Erdogan, that Washington is working on extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating a failed Turkish coup in…

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Analyses & Assessments

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Australia has decided to formally recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but won't move its embassy or recognize East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital until there is a peace settlement between…

The cost of Trump’s technology tariffs Analyses & Assessments

The cost of Trump’s technology tariffs

U.S. companies paid $1 billion more in tariffs on technology products imported from China in October than a year earlier, as new duties imposed by the Trump administration took effect. President…

Affordable Healthcare Act Repealed Analyses & Assessments

Affordable Healthcare Act Repealed

A federal judge in Texas said on 14 December ruled that the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law, therefore, cannot stand. The Patient…

May threatens EU over deal Analyses & Assessments

May threatens EU over deal

The British PM threatened to crash the Brexit deal crafted by the UK and EU over the past two years. She will not accept the deal unless fellow European leaders agreed to discuss changes to the…

‘New African Strategy’ to counter Russia, China Analyses & Assessments

‘New African Strategy’ to counter Russia, China

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton accused Russia and China of “predatory practices” in Africa in a speech on Thursday announcing a new American strategy for the continent that will direct…

COP24 Winds Down Without Resolution Analyses & Assessments

COP24 Winds Down Without Resolution

Amid impassioned pleas for progress, negotiators at the UN climate talks in Poland faced the final day with many issues’ undecided. Countries are struggling to complete the complex rulebook of the…

Lessons from the Gilets Jaunes Analyses & Assessments

Lessons from the Gilets Jaunes

As Paris experiences its fifth consecutive week of anti-government protests, the two main concerns that remain unresolved is the lack of protection for the poor from green taxes and the absence of…

7mn Facebook users’ photos exposed Analyses & Assessments

7mn Facebook users’ photos exposed

Facebook has revealed that due to a software bug, nearly 7 million Facebook users’ photos were exposed to a much wider audience than intended. These pictures also included the ones that were hidden…

China detains two Canadians Analyses & Assessments

China detains two Canadians

China has significantly upped the ante in its diplomatic standoff with Canada, not just detaining two Canadian citizens. Beijing is also accusing them of serious crimes and charges that could result…

US Congress House accuses Myanmar of ‘genocide’ Analyses & Assessments

US Congress House accuses Myanmar of ‘genocide’

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly adopted a resolution calling Myanmar’s expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims a “genocide.” The lower house of Congress also accused…

Former President Yameen under investigation Analyses & Assessments

Former President Yameen under investigation

Aljazeera reported that a court in the Maldives had frozen the bank accounts of their former President Abdulla Yameen as part of an investigation into allegations of financial fraud. The Maldives is…

PM Modi’s rising expenses Analyses & Assessments

PM Modi’s rising expenses

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hectic travel schedule and his government’s advertising blitz over the past four-and-a-half years have cost Indian taxpayers about 65.9 billion rupees ($920 million).…

Hackers target private emails Analyses & Assessments

Hackers target private emails

Iran-linked hackers known as Charming Kitty targeted private emails of individuals who are involved in economic and military sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran as well as politicians,…

Indian Elections 2018 Analyses & Assessments

Indian Elections 2018

Five Indian states went to the polls in November-December 2018 and kick-off a year-long election cycle which includes the 2019 General Election. India is a federal parliamentary democratic republic…

Rafale Verdict Analyses & Assessments

Rafale Verdict

In an apparent victory for the Modi government, India’s Supreme Court said there was "no occasion to doubt" the procurement process for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Aviation.…