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  • Democracy and the Electoral Process

    Ideology / Democracy and the Electoral Process

    It is a pity that on the one side, we claim to be scientific and logical in our approach, but on the other hand, we are expected to blindly believe in the electoral process without scrutiny.

  • Somalia - Recipe of a Terrorist State

    Africa / Somalia - Recipe of a Terrorist State

    After the 1993 Black Hawk Down issue, Osama Bin Laden claimed it to be ‘a victory for Somali Muslims’. At this time Wadi' al-Haj, an American of Lebanese descent, was sent to set up al-Qa'ida's Kenyan base, he established an NGO, ‘Help Africa People’...

  • Seychelles - Maritime Successes & Challenges

    Africa / Seychelles - Maritime Successes & Challenges

    Colonized only in the 1700s, this isolation makes the archipelago completely dependent on the ocean for its economic survival and on its scenic beaches to attract travelers towards it. Yet the tiny state has set an exemplary maritime culture and economic model that has recently moved Seychelles into the ‘high-income group’ states list of the World Bank.

  • Djibouti Vs Gwadar - Is There a Comparision?

    Africa / Djibouti Vs Gwadar - Is There a Comparision?

    There have been speculations in the news that China may be seeking port facilities for its naval ships in the developing Gwadar Port of Pakistan. Even more so, that the port will be made upon the Djibouti model, where China has acquired a 200-acre facility, leased for 50years... Rumor has it that China may have asked for a completely independent base in adjacent town Jiwani, another peninsula protruding into the Indian Ocean.

  • Superpower Dying

    Americas / Superpower Dying

    This study analyzes the status of United States as a superpower based upon the stages of the life of a superpower identified by Samuel Huntington in his essay ‘The Lonely Superpower’, and tries to find out how far the United States has moved into his predictions, after over one and a half decade of his writing.