Analysis

Analysis of economics, geopolitics, terrorism and security



A market scene in Yemen
A market scene in Yemen


Background: Five Facts About Yemen And Its Conflicts

One of the poorest and most violent countries in the Middle East, Yemen is also an area of strategic importance for regional players – and some of the world’s most dangerous terror groups. 1. Strategic location The territory that lies within Yemen’s borders is one of the most ancient cradles of civilization in the Middle […]

ISIS in Iraq
Islamic State militants in Iraq.


Why Has Iraqi Offensive Against ISIS Stalled? – Analysis

By R. S. Kalha With much fanfare the Iraqi government led by Haider al-Abadi announced some time ago that a military offensive had begun to ‘take back’ from the ISIS the important city of Tikrit; the hometown of the ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and situated in the Sunni heartland. It was fondly hoped that […]

Mercedes Benz F 015 ‘Luxury in Motion’. Photo Credit: Mercedes Benz
Mercedes Benz F 015 ‘Luxury in Motion’. Photo Credit: Mercedes Benz


Driverless Cars Poised To Transform Automotive Industry – Analysis

By Darrell Delamaide The newest Mercedes autonomous car looks like a car on the outside but like a lounge on the inside, with four swivel seats facing each other in a multimedia bubble of padded leather and walnut veneer. The F 015 ‘Luxury in Motion’ concept car unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las […]

Yemen
Yemen


Yemenisation Or Confederalisation Of Saudi Arabia? – Analysis

As political crisis turns into civil war, Yemen’s embattled president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, has appealed for international help. Yemen’s northern neighbour, Saudi Arabia has been very nervous about both Bahrain and Yemen uprisings which have unfolded since 2011. The regime in Riyadh unconvincingly warns it will “take necessary measures if needed” and currently the Saudis […]