Analysis

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Oil exploration platform. Source U.S. Department of Energy
Oil exploration platform. Source U.S. Department of Energy


Has US Reached ‘Peak Oil’ At Current Price Levels? – Analysis

By Leonard Brecken This week the EIA once again capitulated on the myth that rig counts don’t matter and the productivity of wells would largely offset, leaving the industry on a continuous path to higher output. The current consensus of 500,000 B/D additional growth in 2015 US production now appears very much at risk. Look […]

2015 military intervention in Yemen. Green areas controlled by Houthis, red by Hadi loyalists, grey by by al-Qaeda and Ansar al-Sharia. Graphic by 0ali1, Wikipedia Commons.
2015 military intervention in Yemen. Green areas controlled by Houthis, red by Hadi loyalists, grey by by al-Qaeda and Ansar al-Sharia. Graphic by 0ali1, Wikipedia Commons.


Yemen, Pakistan And Arab Monarchies: Widening Gulf? – Analysis

By Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury* Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia might have miscalculated when it went into Yemen, not with boots on the ground but with bombs from the air, to try and deter the advance of the Shiite Houthi rebels. Riyadh and its Gulf allies, somewhat grandiosely called their intervention ‘Operation Decisive Storm’, obviously borrowing the jargon […]

Official Photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Official Photograph of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi


Net Neutrality: A Threat To PM Modi’s Vision? – Analysis

By Sanjeev Ahluwalia* Netizen-citizens who participate in public debate from the comfort of their broadband enabled “home” space are a furiously engaged and vocal lot in India. 800,000 of them voiced their support for the nebulous concept of “net neutrality” in an outpouring of outraged emotion, similar to the 2011 Arab Spring which put paid […]

Soccer


Global Soccer’s Backslapping, Backstabbing Backroom Deal-Making Politics – Analysis

Presidential elections and tournament hosting in the world of soccer appear to be seldom won on the merits of a candidate or bidder’s proposition. Instead, the outcome of polls and bids are frequently the result of backslapping, backstabbing backroom politicking between global soccer managers and political leaders. World soccer is about to get another taste […]

Gold bars, the typical form of bullions
Gold bars, the typical form of bullions


Using India’s Temple Gold For Shoring Up Economy: Learning From Kautilya’s Arthashastra – Analysis

By P. K. Gautam India’s appetite for gold leads to an annual import of about 800 to 1,000 tonnes of the precious metal. This import of gold is a principal cause for the country’s chronic trade imbalance. Many Indian temples and places of worship and pilgrimage hold large quantities of gold, which they have accumulated […]