• Crisis puts future of Saudi reforms and GCC in doubt0

    By James M. Dorsey A three-week-old, Saudi-UAE-led diplomatic and economic boycott of Qatar threatens to complicate newly promoted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reform plans and undermine the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Middle East’s most successful regional association. Designed to impose Saudi Arabia and the UAE ‘s will on a recalcitrant Qatar, the

  • Emerging Russo-Pakistan relations and Indian concerns!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Big powers and South Asia South Asia where the two nuclear powers India and Pakistan that jointly occupy Jammu Kashmir- a nation sandwiched between them – dominate the scene by perpetual conflict, wars, and cross-border fires, alongside limited cross-border trade, remains one of the most tensed regions of the globe. NATO war


    Several large Indian companies owe around Rs.10 lakh crores to banks and financing institutions in India due to their inability to repay the loan and the accrued interest. Such scenario has destabilized the banks, particularly the public sector banks, to a considerable extent. The bankruptcy law, enacted by the government of India recently, is supposed

  • Gulf crisis ties global soccer governance into knots0

    By James M. Dorsey International soccer governance is tying itself up in knots with football associations grappling with the fallout of the Gulf dispute between Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Qatar that lays bare the contradictions embedded in their insistence that sports and politics do not mingle. The contradictions were evident in different responses

  • Modi & Trump must agree on Economic Agenda0

    Aparna Pande Huffington Post June 23, 2017  Mixed expectations surround the first meeting between President Donald J Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For New Delhi it is critical that an Indian Prime Minister meet one-on-one with the American President; Washington has pinned its hopes that there will also be an economic dimension to

  • Goal of fasting during Holy Ramadan!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Spiritual well-being of humanity is the primary thrust of fasting during the Holy month of Ramadan. As Muslims stay away from food, water, etc. during the day for the whole month, they also keep themselves away from evil thoughts and wrong life patterns as well. They are kind to others and never


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