Buy Defense Stocks: World War III Might Be Nigh

November 15, 2018

Historically, trade wars are leading indicators of military wars, and the current protectionist sentiments could precipitate a major conflict despite the risk of mutually assured destruction. When World War II ended, Washington decided to create a new rules-based world order. International...

Those Who Never Came Home From Lebanon’s Civil War

February 24, 2015

Twenty-five years after the Lebanese Civil War, families of 17,000 missing people still have no information about the fate of their loved ones. It was four months after the disappearance of Alexander Salloum in Beirut in...

Another Civil War in Libya?

June 17, 2014

Rivalries between Libya’s political and military actors threaten a new civil war. The ongoing political dispute in Libya between a secularist and liberal political alliance and Islamist groups is a significant contributing factor to violence afflicting the country. Militia groups that are...

Returning From Syria: Terrorism in the West

March 01, 2014

Western security services need to be on guard to handle a new terrorist threat from Syria. With numerous foreign fighters converging in Syria over the last couple of years, the following question needs to be asked: What happens to the face of terrorism once the foreign fighters return...

Breaking Point: Turmoil in Aden

November 24, 2013

Political infighting in Sana’a and growing rivalries in Aden signal a bleak future for southern Yemen. Yemen’s political transition after the Arab Spring conflict, which aimed at ushering in a new era of democratic development, has descended into political infighting in the capital,...

Syria’s Loyalist Archipelago

May 07, 2013

Carl Anthony Wege, a renowned expert on the Levant region, decodes the complex sectarian dynamics behind the conflict in Syria and argues that the Syrian linchpin in the Shia crescent has vanished. The modern borders of Near Eastern states stretching across the Levant reflect little more than...

Sri Lanka and India: Living with the Elephant in the Room

December 09, 2012

How the remains of the civil war influence the relationship between Sri Lanka-India. Bilateral relations between India and its southern neighbour, Sri Lanka, have traditionally been cordial and friendly with repetitive periods of underlying strain – offshoots of India’s failed...

Sri Lanka After Civil War: From a New Dawn to Dictatorship?

December 09, 2012

Sri Lanka's way to peace After decades of civil war between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Sri Lankan government, the country has finally achieved peace and is starting to experience economic prosperity. Though significant problems remain within the small island nation,...

Sri Lanka Civil War

December 09, 2012

Years and years of bloody civil war have left their traces on Sri Lanka. Background Sri Lanka’s modern history has been predominantly defined by its 26-year long and fierce civil war that came to an end in 2009. The brutal conflict had its roots in aspirations for a separate...

Aleppo: In Memoriam

August 16, 2012

The ongoing fighting between the Syrian military and armed opposition groups inside Syria’s largest city of Aleppo threatens to irrevocably tear this ancient and important city apart. This article, a personal memory of the city, is the last of two parts. Aleppo evokes pleasant memories....

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