Analysis

Analysis of economics, geopolitics, terrorism and security



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China - South Africa flags


South Africa And China: Building Bridges To Beneficiation – Analysis

By Chris Alden and Yu-Shan Wu The announcement of a joint agreement between the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Hebei Iron and Steel Group to open a steel mill in Phalaborwa could signal a new stage in the longstanding relationship between South Africa and China. Financed in part by the China Africa Development Fund, the […]

Map showing the location of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Map showing the location of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.


Terrorism In China’s Xinjiang Region Is Escalating – Analysis

By Jai Kumar Verma The strength of Islamic terrorist organizations is escalating in Xinjiang region of China. Several Uyghur outfits, including East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), East Turkistan Liberation Organization (ETLO), United Revolutionary Front of East Turkestan (URFET), and the Uyghur Liberation Organization (ULO) carried out several terrorist incidents despite the ruthless repression by authorities […]

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Palestine - Israel flags


Mounting Israeli-Palestinians Tensions Reverberate On Soccer Pitch – Analysis

Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians on the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt on to Israeli Palestinian soccer pitches in Israel proper as Israel swings towards ultra-nationalists that make Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu look like the best card in a bad hand. Israeli human rights and legal advocacy group Adalah – […]

Health, safety and environment (HSE) workers contracted by BP clean up oil on a beach in Port Fourchon, La., May 23, 2010. Photo by PO3 Patrick Kelley, US Defense Dept.
Health, safety and environment (HSE) workers contracted by BP clean up oil on a beach in Port Fourchon, La., May 23, 2010. Photo by PO3 Patrick Kelley, US Defense Dept.


Government Approval Not Enough, Businesses Need Social License – Analysis

In era of globalized awareness, best business, government practices demand local consent and social license. By John Morrison There was a time when signing a piece of paper and a handshake were enough for companies to start a factory or mine. This is how business still works in many places, but globalization – delivering economic […]

Flag of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant
Islamic State flag


Five Major Reasons Leading To ISIS Emergence – Analysis

By Saeid Jafari 1. Branching from Al-Qaeda Without a doubt, the emergence of the ISIS terrorist group, which is currently calling itself the Islamic State, was closely related to an organization whose founding leader was slain a few years ago. In terms of its main core and theoretical background, the Islamic State is an offshoot […]

American family watching TV, 1958. Photo by Evert F. Baumgardner, WIkipedia Commons.
American family watching TV, 1958. Photo by Evert F. Baumgardner, Wikipedia Commons.


Parents, Television And Cultural Change – Analysis

Given a large body of evidence that television influences cultural attitudes, the fear that foreign content erodes local culture may be justified. Such reasoning is often cited in support of the cultural exception that the audiovisual industry routinely receives. This column introduces an economic model of cultural transmission and viewer choice to argue that a […]