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Map describing the capital flight from developing countries.
Source: offshorenet.com

The New Development Bank: about shielding or tackling corruption?

September 4, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Western countries have often denounced the systemic corruption in the BRICS. In the hour of the creation of the New Development Bank we can wonder how the phenomenon of corruption is apprehended in those countries and also to what extend the analysis and denunciation of corruption is made “by westernRead More

Brazil and the BRICS: A New Way Forward

Brazil and the BRICS: A New Way Forward

September 4, 2014 at 4:11 AM

Why the development of the BRICS into a functioning international organization offers Brazil a unique opportunity to revitalize its foreign policy             On July 14, the heads of states of the BRICS countries gathered in Fortaleza, Brazil for their sixth summit. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa share theRead More

The Islamic State in Syria

The Islamic State in Syria

August 11, 2014 at 1:01 PM

The Islamic State. Does it shatter the dreams of a new Syria? Recent developments in international politics like the rising tensions in Eastern Ukraine and what might seem like the third Palestinian intifada have caused the argus-eyed international community to turn away from an ongoing conflict in the Levant that usedRead More

Deciphering Gaza- An intractable conflict

Deciphering Gaza- An intractable conflict

August 11, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Will the International Community Please Stand Up for Gaza?  While completing this article over the course of a few days, the death toll has exceeded from 924 as on 26th of July to 1263 as on the 30th of July according the official figures of the Office for the CoordinationRead More

Source: Free Enterprise

Is the WTO irrelevant now ? : TISA negotiations

August 7, 2014 at 5:10 AM

The First Rule of TISA is: You Don’t Talk About TISA How secret trade agreements threaten to derail financial markets and reverse democratic policies around the globe. On June 19, 2014 Wikileaks published a secret draft of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex on its website. ReceivingRead More

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