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…

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….

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…

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,…

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…

Case Study: France Poised For Economic Growth Despite Looming Weaknesses

The French economy is expected to see growth rates of 0.4% and 0.5% respectively in the upcoming quarters of 2017. 2020 growth rate projections are as high as 0.7% according to Trading Economics. As French voters go to the polls to elect a new president, the country’s relationship with the European Union, immigration and terrorism…

Polarisation: Peril in plain view?

“If they knew how many million had died at the hands of communism and fascism in the last 100 years, they may change their mind.”

Macron’s Win: What does it mean for France?

On 14th May 2017, Emmanuel Macron created history as he formally became the youngest president of France. But as Macron keeps marching on with his success, a very important question arises – What does his win mean for France? Economic Policies: As a former economy minister to president Francois Hollande, his economic policies formed a…

India ditches China’s OBOR summit

The primary objective of the One Belt One Road initiative  is to improve connectivity and cooperation among Asian countries, Africa, China and Europe.Inspired by the Silk Road, the medieval trade routes between Europe and Asia, the emphasis is on increasing land as well as maritime routes. The policy is significant for China since it aims to boost domestic…

Does Foreign Aid To Africa Do More Harm Than Good?

With a heavy heart and good intentions, people from around the world give money away to charities in hopes of bringing greater global prosperity to nations struggling to develop. But does foreign aid to Africa really help? This question is regularly pondered by politicians and economists around the world, but at its core, is highly…