World

November, 2014

  • 14 November

    How Rosetta Made an Epic Journey Through Space

    Despite its overall success, the ten-year space journey to an icy dirtball wasn’t without concerns and small failures.

  • 12 November

    Who Will Make the Middle East’s New Map?

    The U.S. wants countries like Iraq and Syria to remain unified failing which it fears complicated new realities will emerge. But those complications are already here

  • 11 November

    NGOs in the Anti-terror Trap

    The US anti-terrorism laws introduced since the World Trade Centre attacks are a minefield for humanitarian agencies and international NGOs, varying widely in their application from one country to another and targeting a whole variety of different political groups and individuals.

  • 9 November

    Barriers Still Divide 25 Years After Berlin’s Wall Fall

    As people and leaders across the world join celebrations for the demise of Berlin Wall, they forget the prevalence of another. Many will once again praise the courage of East Germans, however they will forget that this courage in the West Bank has left hundreds of people injured.

  • 5 November

    Why Ethiopia and Egypt Aren’t Fighting a Water War

    There were times last year, when the rhetoric in Cairo reached fever pitch, that some kind of conflict between Ethiopia and Egypt over the waters of the Nile seemed inevitable. It hasn’t come to that, and nor will it, if history is anything to go by.

October, 2014

  • 31 October

    Why a Third Intifada May be About to Kick Off

    With no diplomatic solution on the horizon and with no evidence that either party is willing, or able, to break the psychological barriers to reconciliation,Israeli and Palestinian sides are resorting to increased unilateralism and kowtowing to their own domestic pressures.

  • 30 October

    Is Vietnam in Denial on Military Strategy?

    Vietnam’s recent, and significant, investment in military hardware is aimed at coping with a changing strategic environment. But will it make any significant difference in balancing against China’s military might in the South China Sea?

  • 26 October

    Chinese Salafism and the Saudi Connection

    In China, the Hui Salafi sect, and its links with Saudi Arabia, have a long and complex history.

  • 26 October

    New Rules for China’s War on Terror?

    China still lacks national anti-terror legislation, but do laws really matter in an authoritarian state and in a region as militarized as Xinjiang?

  • 25 October

    How Deep-rooted are jihadists in Canada?

    The jihadists have been making inroads among the Muslim youth in Canada. But despite overwhelming evidence documenting the spread of extremism among the youth, most Muslims are still in denial.