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  • Algeria – Ancient to Contemporary

    Africa / Algeria – Ancient to Contemporary

    France called its air force and paratroopers who responded to the demonstrators with such extreme violence that 45,000 Algerians were killed within a few days. This changed the political climate and several new parties emerged with the demand for independence, some of them making para-military wings to organize revolts and guerilla tactics against the French and by 1954 the Algerian War of Independence had begun.

  • Balkanization of Sudan

    Africa / Balkanization of Sudan

    ...while the world has its eyes stick to popular events like wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the stakeholders slowly and quietly work to Balkanize Sudan into more pieces.

  • Will Madoru Survive?

    Americas / Will Madoru Survive?

    ...social programs, subsidies on food and basic goods and excessive spending on health and education caused decline in manufacturing or agriculture... all this social spending relied excessively on oil revenues from PDVSA, and once the oil prices dropped in the international market, Venezuela had nothing to spend and the economy went into ruins...

  • 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.