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The politics and economics of Saudisation

T he rent-based economy in Saudi Arabia has shown its limits since the drop of oil prices in 2014. Indeed, the country is...

World military spending: increases in the USA and Europe, decreases in oil-exporting countries

T otal world military expenditure rose to $1686 billion in 2016, an increase of 0.4 per cent in real terms from 2015, according...

Is Syrian Crisis Will Lead to Third Word War?

S yria has been passing through the throes of civil war. Due to this crisis, out of approximately 23 million Syrian population, about...

The United Nations Needs To Do Their Job

W hen a small band of Deep State criminals and hooligans can manage to literally hijack the most powerful country on earth,...

An answer to the chemical weapon blame game: Assad is neither mad nor an idiot

S hooting from the hip with unerring accuracy was the Wild West according to Hollywood. As anyone who has ever fired a pistol...

Fayez al-Sarraj’s attempt to take hold of NOC

O n March 24 last, al-Sarraj dissolved his Petroleum Ministry and formally acquired direct control over the National Oil Company (NOC), namely the...

Vienna Accord and the Rising inventories

It has not been a happy story hitherto for oil markets as the prices continue to be under pressure. The recent inventory build-up of...

Saudi king’s “Clash of Civilizations”, convergence with Indonesia’s hypocrisy and opportunism

When my older sister who lives in Germany came to Indonesia recently, we gave her the royal treatment. Well, she’s family after all, and...

Strong Headwinds for Oil Ahead

The oil markets have just received a long awaited yet unexpected jolt. “No one is yawning now”, as an article in New York Times...

Hezbollah and the war in Syria

T he war in Syria against Assad’s Alawites and his post-Baathist State began with the people’s uprising of March-April 2011. Mass demonstrations in...

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Russia has suspended BRICS expansion. It happened on the...

International Law and the challenges in implementing UNCLOS: South China Sea Arbitration

The intensification of the South China Sea (‘SCS’) conflict...

Silicon Preponderance: Policy, Politics, and the Future of Global Semiconductor Markets

The global semiconductor market has transformed into a battlefield,...

The World Bank’s $1.5 Billion Loan to India: A Revolutionary Move in Green Energy

Energy is at the core of development. Energy makes...

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