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The BRICS and Latin America

The BRICS and Latin America

August 7, 2014 at 4:27 AM

 What does the future hold for the BRICS and Latin America? Is this the ushering of a new phase of South-South cooperation?

Peace Education and the Subcontinent.

Peace Education and the Subcontinent.

August 7, 2014 at 4:14 AM

The Subcontinent has seen it’s fair share of hostility, failed measures and political upheaval. Can Peace Education help India and Pakistan?    When it comes to the traditional rivals, India and Pakistan, nothing can be taken for granted. Amidst hostile statements expressed during Narendra Modi’s election campaign, until Pakistani PrimeRead More

Of Gaza, Deaths, Settlements and maybe even, hope.

Of Gaza, Deaths, Settlements and maybe even, hope.

July 29, 2014 at 10:23 AM

The past few days have seen the world witness a fresh crisis in the beleaguered Gaza Strip. Responding to Hamas’s rocket fire, Israel conducted numerous air strikes on Gaza, the death toll rising above 500. Bearing the worst brunt of this offensive are the civilians, comprising the majority of theRead More

Source: The Telegraph

Eastern Europe: The competition re-initiated

July 28, 2014 at 5:28 AM

Author’s Foreword regarding the scenario on Eastern Europe : This article would be about the competing policies of Russia and the EU towards their shared neighborhood: Eastern Europe. Thereby recent efforts will be outlined of the two regional powers in including countries such as Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and the UkraineRead More

Peace and presidential elections: Ongoing negotiations with the FARC in Colombia

Peace and presidential elections: Ongoing negotiations with the FARC in Colombia

July 28, 2014 at 4:25 AM

After many attempts at pacifying the country, it seems that Colombia has never been closer to ending its internal conflict. However, we can discern the real progress in the peace talks and the use of the peace process for electoral matters. Since May 2014, we entered  the 51st year of confrontationRead More

The need for hope in Pakistan

The need for hope in Pakistan

July 19, 2014 at 10:39 AM

On 8th June 2014, Karachi witnessed an old fashioned attempted siege on the Jinnah International airport. One could dismiss it as just one of the many attacks by the Tehrek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), but it was different for two fundamental reasons. One, although it was a failure, even the occurrence ofRead More

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Does Israel fear a unity government in Palestine?

July 19, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Ongoing peace talks between Israel and Palestine mediated by US Secretary of State John Kerry recently met a dead end on 1st April 2014 after Palestine accused Israel of provocative unilateral actions that included continued construction of Israeli settlements and the latter blocking Palestinian efforts to receive recognition by becomingRead More

Source : Times of Israel.

The Crescent Has Been Spotted: Basics on the Shia crescent

July 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Used in academic writing and now by the media, Zahaan Khan seeks to explain what the Shia crescent is. A major development arising from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) capture of territories in Northern Iraq is that Iran was among the first to offer military support toRead More

Source: Daily Stromer

Mutual (In)dependence: Russia and Europe

July 15, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Disputes over the crisis in Ukraine have significantly worsened relations between Russia and Europe. But there is still one important factor which makes the process of breaking the ‘friendship’ difficult.   A newly built gas vessel is due to arrive to one of Lithuania’s ports on the Baltic sea. TheRead More

Source: Costa Rican Times

The Nicaragua Canal: Another blow for the United States?

July 14, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Russia and China in the backyard of the United States? When in the beginnings of the 19th century the German explorer Alexander von Humboldt drafted his maps of the Central American isthmus, he contemplated about a connection between the Pacific and the Atlantic. About one hundred years later, the UnitedRead More