Syria’s Future and the End of the Civil War

Syria. The very word is enough to conjure images of a country in turmoil, torn apart by war. Yet the civil war, now entering its sixth year, won’t last forever (although most likely it will last a very long time). The military stalemate will be broken (it’s only a matter of time) and some kind of peace will be restored. However, how this will happen … Continue reading Syria’s Future and the End of the Civil War

Venezuela: Money, Politics and Chaos

Venezuela is experiencing a socioeconomic crisis and national calamity. Presently, the country is in a state of emergency after two months of anti-government protests. This resulted in violent clashes between the government and its citizens. According to local sources, this situation has caused the deaths of over 50 people and led to violent confrontations with the police. Venezuela has the world’s highest inflation rate, set to hit … Continue reading Venezuela: Money, Politics and Chaos

Economic Analysis: Future of the Chinese economy

China is still to this day one of the fastest growing economies in the world. High demand from other countries for Chinese exports along with cheap labor helped the country to succeed in reducing their trade deficit as well as capitalize on infrastructure and financial investments. China is not able to maintain same steam as it had in the past. World Bank in its recent … Continue reading Economic Analysis: Future of the Chinese economy

When sharing isn’t caring: Questions of regulation in the rise of the sharing economy

Hinged on consumer trust, reputation and ease of operation, the so-claimed “tech companies” such as Uber and Airbnb are mere units of a burgeoning sharing economy. As self-explanatory and spectacular it sounds, it simply isn’t. Now don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Uber especially for last-minute weekend bonanza and those who travel frequently would admit what a blessing Airbnb is. So … Continue reading When sharing isn’t caring: Questions of regulation in the rise of the sharing economy

Why you need to care about Climate Change – NOW!

Academic papers have been coming in for decades reporting that the level of Polar Ice both in the North Pole and Antarctica are at their lowest levels in millions of years. In a study, it was found that a new Ice age has been delayed for another 50,000 years thanks to man-made climate change, however, this data is useless if we don’t put into the … Continue reading Why you need to care about Climate Change – NOW!

Political Analysis: Rouhani for Iran and the world

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, history is brewing. President Hassan Rouhani of Iran won re-election to serve a second term in the country. Once again after France and South Korea, Iran has chosen a politically moderate leader defying the right-wing populist wave in many ways. What does Rouhani mean for Iran? More importantly, what does Rouhani mean for the rest of the world? Voter … Continue reading Political Analysis: Rouhani for Iran and the world