The Iran Deal: Will It Have An Impact On US Elections? – Analysis

By Uma Purushothaman* US President Barack Obama might have concluded a historical deal with Iran, but rumblings of discontent against the deal can already be heard within the American political establishment. It appears that the deal with Iran will be the subject of much debate during the 2016 US elections. This election might see more … Continue reading The Iran Deal: Will It Have An Impact On US Elections? – Analysis

Mega Events: Qatar Is Too Hot, Beijing Has No Snow – Analysis

2022 is promising to be the year of mega sporting events that potentially fly in the face of values professed by international sporting events and defy logic. Consensus is near unanimous that temperatures in Qatar are too high for a summer World Cup. Similarly, Beijing lacks the snow needed for a Winter Olympics. That didn’t … Continue reading Mega Events: Qatar Is Too Hot, Beijing Has No Snow – Analysis

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Still Reasonable Causes For Concern? – Analysis

By Rens Lee* The thinking behind the much-discussed Iran nuclear deal reflects broad foreign policy considerations — the expectation that better relations with Iran will reduce the threat of war in the Middle East, contribute to the fight against ISIS, and advance a peace settlement in Afghanistan. But how good is the deal as a … Continue reading The Iran Nuclear Deal: Still Reasonable Causes For Concern? – Analysis

El Chapo: For Some, Judas, For Others, Jesus – Analysis

By Laura V. Natera and Sofia Rada* The escape of notorious drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán from Mexico’s highest-security prison has brought a wave of criticism over the Mexican government’s judicial procedures. However, it has also brought to the spotlight how some sectors of Mexican society have romanticized social banditry in recent years.[1] This … Continue reading El Chapo: For Some, Judas, For Others, Jesus – Analysis

Corridors Of Militancy: The Sahel-Sahara Border Regions – Analysis

By Anouar Boukhars* The Sahel-Sahara faces a cluster of security challenges. The upsurge in ethnic radicalisation and its growing overlap with violent militancy are only the most visible signs of the troubles hanging over this vast region. This locus of insecurities mushrooms at the periphery of national boundaries where government writs rarely run. The permeability … Continue reading Corridors Of Militancy: The Sahel-Sahara Border Regions – Analysis