• 25 March 2019

Analysis & Assessment

  • Oil Majors thwart Climate Change efforts
    Environment

    Oil Majors thwart Climate Change efforts

    A March 2019 report holds that the five largest publicly-listed oil majors are engaged in misleading climate branding and lobbying. Climate change is the difference in the statistical distribution of weather patterns that last for an extended period of time. Global warming is the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and...

AG Barr controls Mueller’s investigation World

AG Barr controls Mueller’s investigation

Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation concludes after handing over final report to Attorney General Barr, who controls the outcome of the inquiry. United States’ intelligence agencies believe that Russia had interfered in the 2016 presidential elections. On May 17, 2017, the Department of Justice (DoJ)...

US increases pressure on North Korea Geopolitics

US increases pressure on North Korea

The US sanctioned Chinese companies trading with North Korea in order to pressure the beleaguered nation, while simultaneously sending a message about the seriousness of its sanction regime. Political and diplomatic relations between North Korea and the United States have been historically hostile...

The Politics of Golan Heights World

The Politics of Golan Heights

President Trump overturned longstanding US policy regarding Israeli occupied Golan Heights to fully recognize ‘Israel’s sovereignty’ over the region Israel seized the Golan Heights, a rocky plateau in southwestern Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War and formally annexed the territory in 1981. An armistice line was established...

US warns Venezuela Geopolitics

US warns Venezuela

The United States warned of "consequences" against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's security services if they continue with a crackdown against opposition leader Juan Guaido and his aides. Juan Guaidó is a Venezuelan politician who has been serving as President of the National Assembly of Venezuela...

EU approves Brexit delay Geopolitics

EU approves Brexit delay

More than 2 million people have signed an online petition urging the government to cancel Brexit, with support rocketing in the wake of Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement. On June 23rd, 2016, Britain narrowly voted to leave the European Union, stunning Europe and the world. The EU employs a set of policies for its 28-member states...

Reliance circumvents US sanctions Indian Economics

Reliance circumvents US sanctions

Reliance’s circumvention of US sanctions meets legal requirements and is likely geared towards a weaning period in light of further sanctions against Venezuela. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is situated in northwest South America and possesses the...

Thai military junta plays kingmaker Elections

Thai military junta plays kingmaker

Current Thai election laws help skew the outcome of the March 24, 2019 elections likely consolidating Prayut Chan-ocha’s position as Prime Minister. The Kingdom of Thailand is a Southeast Asian country comprised of 76 provinces. With a population of over 68 million, Thailand is a constitutional monarchy although...

Brexit gets messy World

Brexit gets messy

For more than two years, British Prime Minister Theresa May has been looking for a pair of exit ramps — one to successfully navigate her country out of the European Union, as called for by voters in a 2016 referendum, and another to avoid further damage to her deeply divided Conservative Party. The coming days will determine...

IRGC explores oil potential World

IRGC explores oil potential

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are looking to fill a vacuum in the energy sector created by western companies that pulled out of the Islamic republic following the reimposition of US sanctions. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is a branch of Iran's Armed Forces founded after the 1979 Revolution on 22 April 1979...

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Surgical Strikes 2.0 in PoK and Pakistan’s Response Geopolitics

Surgical Strikes 2.0 in PoK and Pakistan’s Response

Following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, avowed by Pakistan’s proxy Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), India has employed a multi-pronged strategy to pressurize Pakistan. India’s four overt moves include a) India launched a diplomatic offensive against Pakistan where Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale met 25 heads of missions, including the P5 members of the UN Security Council...

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