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17/09/14

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Russia and the situation in Ukraine

Ukraine has been currently going through a very tumultuous period with protests and rioting in various parts of the country. The interest of the Russian government in Ukraine may have a grave impact on the Sochi Winter Olympics and lead to further scrutiny of the Putin government by western powers ...
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  • Friday February 7, 2014

Egypt’s New Constitution

In January 2011, when Egypt’s political landscape was marred by widespread distrust in  President Hosni Mubarak’s regime the citizens of Egypt took to the streets with zeal for new hope and better governance. Protests were ...
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  • Friday January 31, 2014

Nuclear agreement signed with Iran

After months of escalating tensions between Iran and the United States, a nuclear deal has finally been signed. After intense negotiations between the P5+1 nations- the Permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany- ...
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  • Sunday December 1, 2013

Geneva 2- Peace Talks for the Syrian Crisis

After a political turmoil that took a toll on the lives of thousands of hapless innocent Syrians, peace talks between opposing factions has emerged as the only recourse for the multitude. The situation on ground has deteriorated beyond recognition- derelict streets, blast ravaged homes, unemployed youth, crying orphans and polio-infested children abound the Syrian land. The leaders of the Syrian National ...
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  • Sunday December 1, 2013

Piracy and the need to tackle it

Piracy grips the public imagination. Witness the success of “Captain Phillips”, a film in which a vessel captained by the actor Tom Hanks is hijacked by Somalis. Somali pirate operations have been a major threat to ships in the Gulf of Aden and those bypassing the Indian Ocean. Yet the pirate modus operandi is far from clear to intelligence agencies. ...
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  • Friday November 8, 2013

The situation in Iraq after the war with US

Ever since the US troops were withdrawn from Iraq in 2011, there has been little international coverage about the situation in Iraq. Iraq is in a state of dysfunctional governance and civil strife. This has caused the present Prime Minister, Nuri Al-Maliki, to ask for military assistance from the US. ON March 7, 2010, the people came out in large numbers ...
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  • Friday November 8, 2013

Talks held between India and China over a border dispute

China’s presence on the global economic platform has been colossal since the turn of the millennium. It has followed the tenets of inclusive growth and has managed to eradicate rural poverty while the GDP is pegged at about 9 trillion dollars annually. However, the dragon country’s real problems and aspirations lie outside of its boundaries. Or so it appears from ...
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  • Friday November 1, 2013

Tensions Escalate Between US and Germany

NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has recently leaked documents stating that the US has been monitoring phone calls of Angela Merkel and other European leaders. According to a German newspaper, Der Spiegel, the US has been monitoring Angela Merkel’s phone since 2002. Such operations are said to be carried out by the US in 80 destinations around the world including Brazil, ...
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