Waning Importance of the Middle East

October 23, 2017 Shafquat Rabbee 0

Changing fundamentals of the global hydrocarbon and petroleum trade, popularly known as the “Oil & Gas Market”, will facilitate a realistic and long-lasting waning of geopolitical importance of the Middle East, which may even lead to material disengagement of the United States from the region. This will have a serious geopolitical impact, some of which are already being observed. […]

What to Expect from the NAFTA Negotiations

October 11, 2017 Shafquat Rabbee 0

Despite all the tough talks, bombasts, and posturing, one common thing that all of the three parties in NAFTA secretly recognize is that they all largely benefited from the treaty. Therefore, it is expected that the three parties on the table will not do anything that damages the NAFTA treaty which may render it beyond repair, causing its unnecessary collapse. […]

The Kurdish Referendum Unites Turkey, Iran and Iraq

September 30, 2017 Masum Billah 0

Iraqi Kurds have overwhelmingly voted for independence. Over 92% of the Iraqi Kurds have opted for independence in a recently held referendum which was unanimously opposed by the regional countries including Turkey, Iran and obviously Iraq. Baghdad has been very outspoken against the Kurdish independence referendum. […]

Gulf Crisis Drags on Vexing Qatar

September 26, 2017 Masum Billah 0

The more Saudi Arabia distances itself from Qatar, the more Iran gets closer to Qatar. A Qatar-Iran pact could cost Saudi Arabia way more than a friendly small neighbor Qatar who pursues independent policies. […]

Colombia: A Farewell to Arms

September 11, 2017 Masum Billah 0

The absence of peace in the last fifty years affected the normal lives of Colombia, a South American country in a vicious way. The government of Colombia had been fighting against the FARC rebels for the last half a century. The longest survived guerilla group FAARC engaged in a civil war against the Colombian government in 1964. […]

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