• 21 August 2018

Analysis & Assessment

  • Iran regrets the JCPOA
    Geopolitics

    Iran regrets the JCPOA

    Foreign Minister Zarif terms the US’s “addiction” to sanctions a disease and bemoans the landmark nuclear deal. In 2015, Iran agreed to a long-term deal on its nuclear programme with the P5+1 group of world powers - the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany. It came after years of tension over Iran's alleged efforts to develop a nuclear weapon. Under the accord, Iran agreed to limit its sensitive nuclear activities...

War of the Tariffs General Interest

War of the Tariffs

Big US business are desperate for tax breaks and relief from tariffs as a protracted trade war loom. The United States and China are two of the largest economies in the world. Both countries consider the other as a partner in trade and an adversary in geopolitics. Diplomatic relations between US and China was first established..

Malaysia stresses on free trade Geopolitics

Malaysia stresses on free trade

PM Mahathir Mohammad warns of a “new colonialism” during his recent visit to China. Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy located in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories. Executive power is exercised by the federal government and the 13 state governments..

Brussels to act against tech companies Counter-Terrorism

Brussels to act against tech companies

The European Union on Thursday turned up the pressure on Internet companies, including Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc., unveiling sweeping guidelines for speedily scrubbing terrorist and other illegal content from their websites. The EU is a political and economic..

Ecuador tighten entry for Venezuelan migrants World

Ecuador tighten entry for Venezuelan migrants

Ecuador has brought in new rules to stop Venezuelan migrants entering the country without a passport, leaving many stranded in neighbouring Colombia. Venezuela is rich in oil. It has the largest proven oil reserves in the world. But it is arguably precisely this wealth that is also at the root...

A Second EU referendum? Geopolitics

A Second EU referendum?

Talks of a second EU referendum grows with increasing public support for a review of Brexit. The 2016 EU referendum held in the United Kingdom gave the British population the option of the UK staying in the EU or leaving it. The referendum was part of then PM David Cameron’s re-election campaign, and...

Beijing clear the air Environment

Beijing clear the air

Massive anti-smog campaign pays off as clear skies to appear over the capital city. China experienced a series of economic reforms in the 1980s which opened up the economy and ramped up growth. For over three decades, China grew at break-neck speed, raising millions out of poverty and creating a resource-driven economy...

Putin eases EU worries on gas supply Geopolitics

Putin eases EU worries on gas supply

Russian President assures Nord stream 2 is purely economic project and will not impact gas supplies through Ukraine. Nord Stream is an offshore natural gas pipeline from Vyborg in the Russian Federation to Greifswald in Germany that is owned and operated by Nord Stream AG. In 2011...

Kofi Annan dies General Interest

Kofi Annan dies

Kofi Annan, the former UN chief and the only black African to become the secretary general of the United Nations dies at 80. Kofi Atta Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan was co-recipients of the 2001...

President Trump cancels his parade General Interest

President Trump cancels his parade

President Trump tweets the cancellation of his desired military parade in Washington DC. Scheduled to be held on Veterans Day, the parade would have included troops and equipment from all five branches of the armed services and would celebrate the history and accomplishments..

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Is there a proxy war today? War

Is there a proxy war today?

A proxy war is an armed conflict between two parties, either countries or factions, which is taking place on behalf of parties not directly involved.

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