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  • 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’...

  • 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.

  • The Kerch Standoff

    Europe / The Kerch Standoff

    Russia says that the boats were trespassing its territorial waters, while Ukraine says they were in international waters, perhaps because Russia considers Crimea as already annexed with it, whereas Ukraine thinks of the territory as occupied and still rightly belonging to Ukraine.