December 10, 2017

Blogroll

Bangladesh Drifting Towards Radicalization

The South Asian nation is witnessing increasing incidence of terrorism, with government increasingly succumbing to the growing political power of religious extremists. The IS and Al-Qaeda-affiliated groups are showing growing presence in Chittagong and other regions in southeast Bangladesh. Read More »

Why Higher Interest Rates Should Make You Happy

While borrowers may not be thrilled by the Federal Reserve's decision to raise rates, many of us have plenty of reason to celebrate. Read More »

New Libyan Militia’s Oil Strike Risks Wider Conflagration

Libyan factions are once again fighting for control of key oil installations in the Gulf of Sirte’s “oil crescent”. The latest offensive risks reducing Libya’s oil production and is undermining efforts to broker a peace deal. In this Q&A Claudia Gazzini, Senior Analyst for Libya, assesses the fallout. Read More »

Scotland Headed to a Second Independence Referendum

The future is extremely uncertain, although once the Brexit negotiations between the UK government and the EU get properly underway there may be greater clarity as to what sort of impact that is having on opinion in Scotland, which is back in campaign mode and referendum. Read More »

Pakistan’s Unheralded Fight Against Climate Change

Small steps by Pakistan are helping it create resilience in the face of climate change, an issue the Indus Waters Treaty did not anticipate, and which endangers it. Read More »

Bangladesh: An African Path to Prosperity?

Whether Bangladesh succeeds in meeting its challenges will depend on its ability to improve its infrastructure and tax collection, its willingness to deal with governance and corruption, and to deepen economic inclusion. Few would, on the record of the last 20 years, bet against it. Read More »

Victims of Narratives

Can Pakistan and Afghanistan anchor their relations in the international covenants guiding inter-state ties such as the requirement of visa regime as an unavoidable requirement? Read More »

Famines in the 21st Century? It’s Not for Lack of Food

Famines result from cumulative processes we can observe and predict. That means we can prevent them through timely public action. Read More »

ECO Gamechanger

With both China and Russia having vital stakes in the region, ECO has the potential of developing into a powerful political alliance. Read More »

Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Only Weakens the U.S.

The White House's new Muslim ban does nothing to protect us. Rather than pursuing a global, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim agenda policy that harms the United States’ reputation at home and abroad, the White House would be better served by recognizing the many contributions of immigrants to both our economy and our communities. Read More »