Economics

Georgia and Ukraine: The EU Dilemma

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A wave of discontent is sweeping Ukraine following Kiev’s decision not to forge closer ties with the European Union during…

Increasing strain in the US-Saudi Relations

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One of the most conspicuous features of the international system is the shifting nature of what are commonly called the…

Eurasian Integration Project of Vladimir Puti...

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The key problem of Russian statehood is that Russia, in terms of geopolitics, is not a classical imperial formation. At…

U.S. Role In Global Drug Trafficking Part 2

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If the "Golden Triangle" had turned out to be the only area in the world suitable for cultivating the opium…

U.S. Role in Global Drug Trafficking Part 1

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In 1890, Alfred Marshall formulated the law of supply and demand – the consumer has the money and he wants…

The BRICS: An Emerging Challenge for the West...

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The BRICS are said to have emerged as a major challenge to the so called global hegemony of the US…

Iran – IAEA negotiations

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In Geneva, the E3+3 international mediators failed to secure a final agreement with Iran on its nuclear programme. The West…

Kim Jong-un’s New Course

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While the terms juche (spirit of self-reliance) and songun (military first) are relatively well-known to a broad audience, a fresh…

On the drug situation in Afghanistan

Rapidly degrading political and economic situation in Afghanistan has a direct impact on the development of drug trafficking and drug cultivation, and production of hard drugs.…

The Syrian economy is steadily headed for rui...

The decision regarding chemical weapons opens up a certain possibility of normalising the overall situation in Syria. Although, it is…

Shinzo Abe focuses on Shale Gas

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This September, Shinzo Abe and Stephen Harper, the Prime Ministers of Japan and Canada, decided to start negotiations and they…

Famine in North Korea: Causes and Myths. Part...

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First, agriculture "washed away" and the terraces on the mountain slopes were particularly affected. This appears to be why the…

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