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Politics South and Central Asia

Post-election, Modi faces Pakistan trade question

Guest analyst Dr. Kiran Hassan discusses how India’s general election comes at a pivotal time in South Asia. As the largest democracy voted, many wondered what Narendra Modi’s foreign policy

Europe Politics

Stagnation fuels Bosnia protests

Since the beginning of February, demonstrations and riots in Bosnia & Herzegovina against the political and economic stagnation of the state have broken out throughout the country. The catalyst for the

Europe Politics

The battle for Ukraine’s future continues

Demonstrations that began in November 2013 in Ukraine turned into violent clashes claiming the lives of at least two people. With talks between the government and the opposition not yet

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Sustainability fears drive water pipeline in the Gulf

Representatives from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states met recently in Kuwait to discuss the construction of a new pipeline in the region. At a projected cost of $10.5 billion for

Politics South and Central Asia

Resumed trade means hope for India-Pakistan relations

Guest analyst Dr. Kiran Hassan discusses the strained trade relations India and Pakistan have endured since the partition. India’s scheduled elections later this year and thawing political relations could help

Europe Politics

Is the Vilnius Summit an Eastern Partnership pre-mortem?

While news of the Vilnius Summit failure last week was dominated by coverage of the Ukraine’s decision to freeze negotiations with the EU, the Summit has also called into question

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth impeded by obstacles to female traders in Africa, says report

A recent World Bank report finds that women make major, significant contributions to trade in most African countries, but face many obstacles when it comes to fully realizing the potential of

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Liberia’s private sector shows promising signs

The Liberian economy shows great potential for growth in the private sector, but obstacles such as weak institutions and poor infrastructure stand in the way. Will the government take steps

Middle East/North Africa Security

Op-Ed: Iran is driving the bus, so why is the West celebrating?

Western enthusiasm for Iran deal, sees Tehran hold the upper hand and steer discussions, calling into question the West’s celebrations over the talks. Supreme Iranian leader Khamenei spent much of