• 16 August 2018

Analysis & Assessment

  • Turkey currency crisis
    Geopolitics

    Turkey currency crisis

    Turkey’s lira has fallen to a record low against the dollar and its $ 900 billion economy is teetering on the edge of a full-blown financial crisis. The US doubled the tariffs on steel and aluminium which further triggered the currency fall. Relations between the US and Turkey have certainly not been at its best in recent months, primarily over disagreements on Syria. The latest dispute was over the decision by a Turkish court to extend the detention of..

Tel Aviv erupts in Protest Geopolitics

Tel Aviv erupts in Protest

Israel’s Financial capital marches against the introduction of a controversial new “Jewish-State” law. Israel is a country located in Western Asia, bordering Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories. It has a population of 8.9 million which is predominantly Jewish (74.7%) with Islam being the..

Imran Khan and the CPEC quagmire Geopolitics

Imran Khan and the CPEC quagmire

Preferred deals under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor are under scanner as Pakistan’s ruling party looks to uncover corruption under the previous administration. China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with an estimated investment of US$ 55 billion is both developmental and..

Parkers Solar Mission scrubbed and reset General Interest

Parkers Solar Mission scrubbed and reset

US space agency NASA has delayed its mission to send a satellite closer to the Sun than any before. It will also be the fastest human-made object ever, navigating around the Sun at speeds of up to 690,000km/h, enabling a travel from New York to Tokyo in under a minute. Parker Solar Probe is...

Equador’s state of emergency World

Equador’s state of emergency

Equador has declared a state of emergency following the migration influx from Venezuela. Equador also known as Republic of Equador is a representative democratic republic in north-western South America. It is bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The capital..

Supreme Court Rules against Same- Sex Marriage World

Supreme Court Rules against Same- Sex Marriage

Costa Rican Supreme Court calls the ban on same- sex marriage discriminatory and unconstitutional. The country of Costa Rica has coastlines on Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It shares borders with Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. It is considered to be one..

Indigenous languages are dying General Interest

Indigenous languages are dying

UN’s international day of the world’s indigenous peoples was observed on August 9. 2019 was declared as the year of indigenous languages to protect the contributors of the world’s rich diversity. Indigenous peoples are basically ethnic groups who are the original inhabitants of a given region, in contrast to groups..

2018: fourth hottest year Environment

2018: fourth hottest year

Heatwaves across the world are resulting in casualties and reduced crop yields. Global warming or Climate change is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system largely attributed to the excess presence of greenhouse gasses released from human activity. It is generally attributed to a century..

Epic penalty for Monsanto General Interest

Epic penalty for Monsanto

Chemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer. Monsanto is an agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation headquartered in Creve Coeur, Greater St. Louis, Missouri...

Iraq election recounts results in Elections

Iraq election recounts results in

Al-Sadr remains the most powerful candidate on the ballot, may be instrumental in forming the government. The Islamic Republic of Iraq is a country situated in West Asia, bordering Iran to the East, Saudi Arabia to the South, Jordan and Syria to the West and Turkey to the North. It has a population of thirty-seven million, with..

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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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