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

NDA's alliances in Tamil Nadu and Sri-Lanka

NDA's alliances in Tamil Nadu and Sri-Lanka

July 10, 2014 at 2:34 PM

It remains to be seen if the BJP, if elected, will draw from the previous Vajpayee-led government’s stance on foreign policy issues like Sri Lanka. Now may be a good time for the BJP to declare its agenda on such issues, considering that it could win them more voters, at least in Tamil Nadu, which has a sizeable 39 Lok Sabha seats.

Netanyahu at the United Nations

Netanyahu at the United Nations

July 10, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Netanyahu at the UN: de-constructing his address When Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly on September 29th, most of his speech seemed all-too-familiar at first look—a re-hash of the blunt rhetoric that he has employed in his previous speeches. In this part of the world,Read More

India- Sri Lanka: Fishing (for) solutions.

India- Sri Lanka: Fishing (for) solutions.

July 6, 2014 at 5:21 AM

  Continuing his analysis on this issue, Zahaan Khan now studies the post-election relationship between India and Sri Lanka. His previous article can be found here.   Even before he took the up the mantle of the most powerful and responsible job that India has to offer, Narendra Modi provedRead More

Source: SouthSolidarity

The (ir) relevance of the G77 : Post Bolivia 2014

June 23, 2014 at 8:06 AM

  Looking at the relevance of the G77 after Bolivia, 2014 The G77+China is one of the oldest groups in the international system. It was born in 1964, at the end of the first United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Its creation responded to the idea that the internationalRead More

Source : AlJazeera

On football tournaments and labour abuse.

June 23, 2014 at 7:55 AM

  The tiny nation of Qatar, perched like a barnacle along the Persian Gulf, is known for several things. It’s the richest country in the world by GDP, thanks to its location above an oil field as big as itself. The Qatari government’s cultural arm, the Qatar Museums Authority, recentlyRead More