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  Citizenship for Sale Analyses & Assessments

Citizenship for Sale

As worldwide migration is on the rise, countries are offering the rich and wealthy a quicker path to residency, and in some cases citizenship. The pace of global immigration has accelerated since the…

Iran to Comply with Sanctions Analyses & Assessments

Iran to Comply with Sanctions

The crippling effect of U.S. sanctions on Iran’s financial system have made the need to comply with global financial regulations necessary. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a…

Maduro visits New York despite White House rebuff Analyses & Assessments

Maduro visits New York despite White House rebuff

The Venezuelan President had earlier claimed that he would be killed if he ever visited New York and his visit to the UNGA has kept everyone at the UN guessing. The Republic of Venezuela is located…

US Federal reserve hikes interest rates Analyses & Assessments

US Federal reserve hikes interest rates

It raised US short-term interest rates for a third time this year and signalled it will forge ahead with plans to tighten policy. The interest rate hike comes despite the US being locked in a trade…

Elon Musk accused of Securities Fraud Analyses & Assessments

Elon Musk accused of Securities Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a lawsuit accusing Tesla boss Elon Musk of securities fraud. The US financial regulator says Mr Musk's claims that he had secured funding to take the…

India Wins in Maldives Election Analyses & Assessments

India Wins in Maldives Election

A stunning and overwhelming victory of the Maldives presidency by Solih puts India in a better position in the region and improves overall relations at a time when Beijing was making significant…

Russia plans to boost trade with China Analyses & Assessments

Russia plans to boost trade with China

Moscow is aiming to increase the bilateral trade volume to $200 billion in the next five years. China and Russia have had a somewhat tumultuous past. From former allies to bitter rivals throughout…

IMF Increases Argentina’s Bailout Analyses & Assessments

IMF Increases Argentina’s Bailout

Argentina’s recent period of economic downturn prompted President Macri to ask the IMF to speed up its bailout package. The IMF has now agreed, and increased the bailout to $57 million, the largest…

Trump endorses a separate Palestinian state Analyses & Assessments

Trump endorses a separate Palestinian state

President Trump hopes to release his Middle East peace plan within two to four months and conclude a deal between Israel and the Palestinians. The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine can be…

South African President reassures the UN over seized lands Analyses & Assessments

South African President reassures the UN over seized lands

Seized South African farmlands ‘to be shared by all’ says Cyril Ramaphosa. Dutch settlers landed in the Cape of Good Hope in 1652 and began setting up farms in and around Cape Town. In 1795, the…

 UK Benefits from Migrants Analyses & Assessments

UK Benefits from Migrants

British Prime Minister Theresa May recently signed off on a new immigration system that will go into effect after Brexit, where immigrants will be evaluateed by skill and wealth. While there is a…

Supreme Court curbs the use of biometric ID program Analyses & Assessments

Supreme Court curbs the use of biometric ID program

India’s top court upholds world’s largest biometric ID program but outlines limits and strikes down controversial clauses from the act. Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique-identity number issued to all…

Global Entrepreneurs: “Invest in Africa's youth” Analyses & Assessments

Global Entrepreneurs: “Invest in Africa's youth”

The call for more participation was made during the UN’s unveiling of “Youth 2030”, a youth-centred action plan which aims to include the youth in more policy decision making roles across the world…

Google Confirms Project Dragonfly Analyses & Assessments

Google Confirms Project Dragonfly

After months of speculation about a search service specifically for China, Google has confirmed that this service – Project Dragonfly – has been developed, alarming the public and its employees about…

 Indian Tariffs on Non-Essentials Analyses & Assessments

Indian Tariffs on Non-Essentials

The finance ministry of India increased customs duties on “non-essential” items, including washing machines, air conditioners, footwear, gemstones and jet fuel. The objective of the increase is to…

Japan conducts naval drill with British Warships Analyses & Assessments

Japan conducts naval drill with British Warships

Tokyo’s largest warship, the Kaga, joined naval drills with Britain’s HMS Argyll in the Indian Ocean before it sailed into the South China Sea. Japan is the third largest economy in the world by…

John Bolton issues stern warning to Tehran Analyses & Assessments

John Bolton issues stern warning to Tehran

US National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned Iran's rulers that there will be "hell to pay" if they harm the US, its citizens or allies. Iran’s current nuclear program involves several…

WhatsApp working with Reliance Jio to stop fake news Analyses & Assessments

WhatsApp working with Reliance Jio to stop fake news

Facebook’s WhatsApp is working closely with Reliance Jio to spread awareness of false messages, weeks after the Indian telecoms operator opened up the messaging service to tens of millions of…

China Rejects U.S. Warship’s Visit to Hong Kong Analyses & Assessments

China Rejects U.S. Warship’s Visit to Hong Kong

Beijing has denied entry to USS Wasp, an amphibious assault warship, to visit Hong Kong in the light of heightened tensions between US and China. Incumbent US President Donald Trump has been vocally…

New Delhi cuts Iran oil imports Analyses & Assessments

New Delhi cuts Iran oil imports

India does not plan to buy any Iranian oil in November, raising the prospect that Tehran will lose another major customer as U.S. sanctions hit. India and Iran have long-standing historical and…