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Afghan Pakistan border re-opened Analyses & Assessments

Afghan Pakistan border re-opened

On the 20th of March 2017, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced his plans to re-open the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The...

China’s dollar ambush Analyses & Assessments

China’s dollar ambush

Caught between competing priorities and the strength of the US currency, the renminbi might have limited chances to further develop into a full-...

Article 50 will be triggered Analyses & Assessments

Article 50 will be triggered

On the 14th of March, the government of the United Kingdom finally won approval from Parliament after months of debate on whether to allow Prime...

Trump votes for death penalty for being gay Analyses & Assessments

Trump votes for death penalty for being gay

On 3rd October 2017 the news was published by WashingtonSources saying that Trump votes for death penalty for being gay. Assessment 

Park's ouster Analyses & Assessments

Park's ouster

Over the weekend, tens of thousands of people massed in Gwanghwamun Square, a large public space in the heart of the capital, Seoul, for one last...

Malia Obama Busted Buying 6 Pounds of Marijuana in Chicago? Analyses & Assessments

Malia Obama Busted Buying 6 Pounds of Marijuana in Chicago?

In August 2017, The Last Line of Defense website published an article reporting that Malia Obama, the daughter of former President Barack Obama, had...

RBI policy Op-Eds

RBI policy

On 06 Mar 17, noted economist Dr. Surjit Bhalla launched a scathing attack on RBI and the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). He questioning why policy...

WikiLeaks Op-Eds

WikiLeaks

On 07 Mar 17, WikiLeaks released yet another series of documents belonging to the US Intelligence Agency, CIA; codenamed ‘Vault 7’. It is reportedly...

A great game Analyses & Assessments

A great game

On 06 Mar 17, the Pakistan government announced its’ decision to build a 'CPEC Tower' in Islamabad, after the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC...

North Korea fires missiles Analyses & Assessments

North Korea fires missiles

On Monday, 6th March, 2017 North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. They were fired from Tongchang-ri region, adjacent to the...

Turkey’s Referendum Op-Eds

Turkey’s Referendum

On Sunday, 16 April 17, Turkey will hold a constitutional referendum. Voters shall vote on 18 proposed amendments, to the Constitution of Turkey. The...

Jeff Sessions and Russia Analyses & Assessments

Jeff Sessions and Russia

On the 3rd of March 2017, Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions made a statement to the nation saying, he would recuse himself from...

BITCOIN surpass gold Analyses & Assessments

BITCOIN surpass gold

A unit of the digital crypto-currency and payment system, BITCOIN has exceeded the value of an ounce of Gold, for the first time. The value of...

Emerging Global Challenges 2017-20 Op-Eds

Emerging Global Challenges 2017-20

Do our Global Challenges need a New Approach? Cyber Crime. In 2016, cyber criminals successfully used SWIFT, the banks financial transfer system, to...

Indian editor arrested for fake news Analyses & Assessments

Indian editor arrested for fake news

On March 29th 2018 Mahesh Vikram Hegde, Editor was arrested in southern Karnataka state on charges of fake report that Muslims had attacked a monk...

Challenges to Journalism Op-Eds

Challenges to Journalism

We live in the Information Age and in the middle of the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) revolution. While all established...

Merger of LSE & Deutsche Borse Op-Eds

Merger of LSE & Deutsche Borse

On 27 Feb 17, London Stock Exchange (LSE) announced that their US$ 31 billion merger with Deutsche Borse, was unlikely to be approved by the European...

Refugees who sheltered Snowden Analyses & Assessments

Refugees who sheltered Snowden

According to reports on February 23, 2017, two refugees of Sri Lankan (SL) origin in Hong Kong (HK) are being sought by the Sri Lankan Criminal...

Russian envoy suddenly dies Analyses & Assessments

Russian envoy suddenly dies

On Monday, February 20, 2017, Mr. Vitaly Churkin, Russian envoy to the UN suddenly died at the Russian Mission in New York. While the reason behind...

Netherlands approves cannabis cultivation Analyses & Assessments

Netherlands approves cannabis cultivation

On the 21 Feb 17, Dutch parliamentarians passed a bill that legalizes the cultivation of Cannabis. The move was put forth by the left wing-...