Analysis

Analysis of economics, geopolitics, terrorism and security


Nuclear weapon test Romeo (yield 11 Mt) on Bikini Atoll
Nuclear weapon test Romeo (yield 11 Mt) on Bikini Atoll


Waiting For Zero Nuke – Analysis

By D Ravi Kanth* The commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on September 26 was a grim reminder of the continued threat from nuclear weapons to people at large. “Around 2000 nuclear weapons are kept on alert between the United States and Russia which are now latched […]

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The Rise Of China And The Future Of US Manufacturing – Analysis

Manufacturing in the US has rebounded after the Great Recession, but employment levels have not recovered from their steep decline in the decade before the recession. This column examines to what extent the sector’s fall is a result of the rise of China. The authors estimate direct effects of import competition from China, as well […]

Location and extent of the former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (lighter color)
Location and extent of the former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (lighter color)


Karabakh And Crimea: Same Invader, Different West – Analysis

By Orkhan Valiyev With the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Cold War ended and the Soviet Union later declared its dissolution in 1991. As a result, a wide range of power vacuums emerged in the post Soviet space that would come to be called “near abroad” by the Russian Federation who declared itself as […]

This undated image is one of few pictures purportedly showing Mullah Mohammad Omar. (Video frame grab)
This undated image is one of few pictures purportedly showing Mullah Mohammad Omar. (Video frame grab)


Mullah Omar’s Whereabouts And Very Existence Shrouded In Mystery – Analysis

Ever since the overthrow of the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, questions have swirled about the Afghan Taliban’s reclusive leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar. Suppositions run the gamut. Some analysts say he is dead; others say he has retired from active command of militant groups; and still others say he is a figment of the imagination, […]

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Cairns G-20 Meeting: Can It Help Revive Global Economy? – Analysis

By Geethanjali Nataraj and Richa Sekhani The global economy is facing uneven growth with weakening demand and supply constraints and job growth remaining way below the required pace. Adding to the misery are the financial markets and the geopolitical tensions which have resulted in the downside risks. Since the February G-20 meeting held in Sydney, […]