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Analysis of economics, geopolitics, terrorism and security


Iran's South Azadegan oil field
Iran's South Azadegan oil field


Iran Energy Profile: Fourth In Crude Oil Reserves, Second In Natural Gas – Analysis

Iran holds some of the world’s largest deposits of proved oil and natural gas reserves, ranking as the world’s fourth-and second-largest reserve holder of oil and natural gas, respectively. Iran also ranks among the world’s top 10 oil producers and top 5 natural gas producers. Iran produced 3.2 million barrels per day (bbl/d) of petroleum […]

South Africa flag
South Africa flag


The EU And South Africa: Towards New Partnership For Development – Analysis

By Lesley Masters The growing role of emerging countries in the development assistance landscape is bringing about a change in the international politics of development. South Africa, along with other emerging countries such as China and India, is moving beyond a position as an ‘aid’ recipient towards defining its role as a development assistance partner. […]

The national flag of India hoisted on the Red Fort in Delhi. Photo by Jasleen Kaur, WIkipedia Commons
The national flag of India hoisted on the Red Fort in Delhi. Photo by Jasleen Kaur, Wikipedia Commons


Indian Ratification Of The Additional Protocol: Mischievous Reports Miss Significance – Analysis

By Manpreet Sethi On 26-27 June 2014, the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) held its plenary meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The discussion on India’s membership was reportedly on the agenda. Meanwhile, on 23 June, India announced its decision to ratify the Protocol Additional to the Agreement between the Government of India and the IAEA for […]

China's Xi Jinping
China's Xi Jinping


China’s Increasing Openness And Self-Confidence – Analysis

By Manoj Joshi Earlier this month, this writer travelled to China as part of a media delegation invited by the All-China Journalists Association (ACJA). An engaging feature of the trip was the visit to two Chinese military facilities, and a briefing by China’s top military spokesman, Senior Colonel Yang Yujun, and a team of military […]

Flag of World Health Organisation (WHO).
Flag of World Health Organisation (WHO).


WHO Warns Of A Post-Antibiotic Era

By Martin Khor The World Health Organisation (WHO) has sounded a loud alarm bell that many types of disease-causing bacteria can no longer be treated with the usual antibiotics and the benefits of modern medicine are increasingly being eroded. On April 30, 2014, the WHO released a comprehensive 232-page report on antimicrobial resistance with data […]