Show Of Force In China: Takeaways From V-J Parade – Analysis

By Prof. B. R. Deepak* A 90 minute massive parade consisting of more than 12,000 troops of PLA formed the main event in the V-J parade in Beijing. This was followed by cavalcades of high tech weaponry including the much talked about Dongfeng-21D (DF-21D), an anti-ship ballistic missile and many other intercontinental ballistic missiles marched … Continue reading Show Of Force In China: Takeaways From V-J Parade – Analysis

IMF To Aid Of Ukraine: Well-Intended, But Misguided – Analysis

Ukraine struggles with separatists, protests, reforms – and an IMF debt deal on shaky ground. By David R. Cameron* Ukraine’s war with pro-Russian separatists in its easternmost regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, started soon after Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014, has cost more than 6,000 lives and displaced more than a million. The war … Continue reading IMF To Aid Of Ukraine: Well-Intended, But Misguided – Analysis

US Job Growth Weakens In August – Analysis

The Labor Department reported that the economy added 173,000 jobs in August, somewhat less than most predictions. However, the prior two months’ numbers were revised upward by 44,000, bringing the average gain over the last three months to 221,000. The story on the household side was mixed. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent, as … Continue reading US Job Growth Weakens In August – Analysis

Immigration Likely To Also Be A Leading Issue In US Elections – Analysis

By Uma Purushothaman* As the world is debating the migration crisis in Europe, immigration is likely to be one of the leading issues in the forthcoming US elections too, if the first Republican presidential debate held in August is any pointer. There are two aspects to the debate over immigration in the US. The first … Continue reading Immigration Likely To Also Be A Leading Issue In US Elections – Analysis

New Political Crisis In Guinea-Bissau: Won’t Be The Last – Analysis

By Paulo Gorjão* Following a long-awaited return to democratic normality, after the April 2014 electoral processes, Guinea- Bissau is once again experiencing a political and institutional crisis that threatens to undermine the positive developments of the last 15 months. This umpteenth crisis — which fortunately did not spread to the Armed Forces, at least for … Continue reading New Political Crisis In Guinea-Bissau: Won’t Be The Last – Analysis