Day: December 30, 2017

2018 – War or No War?

2018 – War or No War?

December 30, 2017
If the first months of 2017 were a time of great hopes following the historical defeat of Hillary Clinton, the year is ending in a sombre, almost menacing manner. Not only has the swamp easily, quickl…
India Loses Out the Maldives to China

India Loses Out the Maldives to China

December 30, 2017
At the end of 2017, the Free Trade Agreement was signed between China and the Republic of Maldives – an insular country situated in the Indian Ocean, not far from Sri Lanka and southwest of India. Thi…
Will War Cancel Trump’s Triumphs?

Will War Cancel Trump’s Triumphs?

December 30, 2017
Asked what he did during the French Revolution, Abbe Sieyes replied, “I survived.” Donald Trump can make the same boast. No other political figure has so dominated our discourse. And none, not Joe McC…
2018 Outlook: Africa

2018 Outlook: Africa

December 30, 2017
Africa’s known for its internal divisions and predisposition to conflicts, especially those which are encouraged from abroad, and it’s with this in mind that there are plenty of reasons to worry about…
European Union Building Its Own Army

European Union Building Its Own Army

December 30, 2017
On November 13, 2017, 23 out of 28 European Union (EU) states signed a declaration to create what is expected to form the nucleus of a joint European army. The five countries that won’t be taking take…