Analysis

Analysis of economics, geopolitics, terrorism and security



Pakistan
Pakistan


Business As Usual For Pakistan’s Jihadis And Their Supporters – Analysis

By Amulya Ganguli* The mistake which is generally made while analyzing Pakistan is to regard it as a normal country. Most people will feel, therefore, that the horror and revulsion felt by a vast majority over the massacre of children in an army school in Peshawar will finally persuade the authorities there, including the army, […]

Africa
Africa


Aid For Trade Vital For Boosting Regional Integration And Development – Analysis

By Jim Redden and Catherine Grant Makokera It is hoped that African countries will soon be signing a new free trade agreement that will take the continent one step closer to its goal of economic development. The Tripartite Free Trade Area (T-FTA) spans from Cape Town to Cairo and it will bring together three existing […]

Muliaa'ge, the Presidential Palace of Male, Maldives. Photo by A Robustus, WIkipedia Commons
Muliaa'ge, the Presidential Palace of Male, Maldives. Photo by A Robustus, WIkipedia Commons


Maldives: Removal Of Inconvenient Judges Another Set Back For Democracy – Analysis

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan On December 15, President Yameen sacked the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Ahmed Faiz and another Judge Muthasim Adnan on the recommendation of the Judicial Commission and approved by the Majlis all within a space of five days. Article 154 of the Constitution states that a judge can be removed […]

Pakistan's Waziristan
Pakistan's Waziristan


Pakistan: Weaponisation Of A Nation – Analysis

By Dr. Sanchita Bhattacharya* With the escalating inclination towards terrorism and lawlessness in Pakistan, the number of illegal weapons has also crossed the 60 million mark in the country. According to a December 2014 report, the data collected from various sources reveals that the number of prohibited and non-prohibited weapons is about 65 million in […]

Syrian refugee camp on Turkish border. Photo by Voice of America News, Henry Ridgwell
Syrian refugee camp on Turkish border. Photo by Voice of America News, Henry Ridgwell


Clouds Over Charities For Refugees In Islamic Countries – Analysis

Governments seek aid for refugees, but want to prevent charitable donations from slipping into extremists’ hands. By Susan Froetschel* The murder and mayhem of Islamic State and other terrorists ruin the lives of those who must flee in more ways than one. The conflict poses danger and uncertainty for aid groups operating in the region, […]

Afghanistan
Afghanistan


Afghanistan Should Not Make A False Choice – Analysis

By Shakti Sinha* Recent developments in Afghanistan, particularly President Ashraf Ghani’s reaching out to China and Pakistan and the apparent moving away from India, has dismayed many Indian commentators. Unfavourable references are made to India’s failure to “reap” the benefits of its almost US$2 billion investment in Afghanistan over the past 13 years. At another […]