2017 Forecast: South Asia
Opinion

2017 Forecast: South Asia

Summary The joint US-Indian Hybrid War on CPEC will come to define the forthcoming years, but just as equally so might be India’s internal problems brought about by its poorly conceived and sloppily implemented “demonetization”, which has accelerated calls for a federal devolution of the state and might eventually provoke more intense insurgencies. Also, it…

Obama’s Administration Sold More Weapons than any Other Since World War II
Diplomacy

Obama’s Administration Sold More Weapons than any Other Since World War II

President Barack Obama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, will leave office in a few weeks with the dubious honor of having sold more weapons than any other American president since World War II. And experts say President-Elect Donald Trump will most likely sell even more. Most of the arms deals totaling over…

Obama Sends U.S. Special Operations Forces to Russian Border
Military

Obama Sends U.S. Special Operations Forces to Russian Border

This week, reports confirmed that President Obama has sent U.S. Special Operations Troops to the Russian border to assist NATO allies against feared Russian aggression. NATO members along the border have accused their neighbor of “aggressive military posturing” as Russia has reportedly deployed anti-ship missiles in the Russian city of Kaliningrad. Fears of Putin planning for an annexation…

Saudi Arabia Jails and Flogs Workers for Unpaid Wage Protest
Middle East

Saudi Arabia Jails and Flogs Workers for Unpaid Wage Protest

Saudi Arabian media is reporting that 49 foreign construction workers protesting unpaid wages have been sentenced to prison and corporal punishment in the form of lashes. Some of the unnamed workers were reportedly sentenced in a Mecca court to four months imprisonment and 300 lashes each, on charges of destroying public property and inciting unrest….