Periscope – World in Focus

June, 2019

  • 15 June

    How Saudi Arabia and Iran Could Make Peace?

    Saudi Arabia and Iran will benefit more from direct dialogue than hostile rhetoric.

  • 14 June

    No Appetite for a ‘New Cold War’ in Asia

    Key states are attempting to shore up Asia’s fragile security and economic order. But much more will be needed — across issues ranging from cyber to maritime security and trade — if the region is to avoid the worst consequences of the growing competition between the United States and China. Sitting back and waiting for Trump and Xi to find common ground is no longer possible.

  • 11 June

    Pressure Grows on Africa to Take Back its Migrants

    Europe’s focus on returns risks destabilizing receiving countries and aggravating the root causes of migration.

  • 8 June

    View from Europe: Washington’s Illusory Plan for Israel-Palestine

    The United States is set to propose an economic plan for Israel-Palestine, spearheaded by Jared Kushner, on 25 and 26 June in Bahrain, where Gulf Arab states will discuss the troubled Palestinian economy.

  • 3 June

    Duterte’s Victory in the Philippines and Global Shift to the Radical Right

    President Duterte is set to deepen his grip on all the institutions that shape political power. But his capture of political power may not be quite as complete as it at first appears.

  • 3 June

    Russia in Africa: Can it Offer an Alternative to the US and China?

    The danger for Moscow is that, the more progress it makes with African governments, the more likely it is that its interests will collide with those of either China or the US – or both.

  • 1 June

    What Doesn’t Break Boko Haram in Niger Makes it Stronger

    The terror group’s differences over leadership style, war strategy and ideology seem to have increased its resilience.

May, 2019

  • 30 May

    Journalist killings, Arrests and Assaults Climb Worldwide as Authoritarianism Spreads

    Twelve reporters have been killed so far this year and 172 are in jail, according to a new report on press freedom worldwide. The US places 48th of 180 countries ranked, down two spots from 2018.

  • 28 May

    The History of China’s Muslims and What’s Behind Their Persecution

    With upwards of 10% of the Uighurs being held against their will, it is being called the worst and the most neglected humanitarian crisis of the past 10 years.

  • 21 May

    Kashgar: Melting Pot of Tradition and Modernity

    The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under the BRI lends Kashgar and Xinjiang as a whole added significance because of the geographical proximity to Pakistan.