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Archive for October 20th, 2016

CPEC and the Regional Re-alignment

By Sabena Siddiqi China and Pakistan started the China Pakistan Economic Corridor project in 2015, it is China’s largest investment in any foreign country to date and promises to be a game-changer for the entire region.

Challenging pillar of U.S. democracy, Trump says he may not accept election result

Rick Wilking/Reuters   By Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson Republican candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday would not commit to accepting the outcome of the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election if he loses, challenging a cornerstone of American democracy and sending shockwaves across the political spectrum.


David Ould   By Michael Marrotti

The National dialogue in Sudan has died a clinical death

Eraphim Hamid/AFP   By Mohamed Elgadi It is unfortunate for Sudan, to a scandalous degree that the national dialogue is no longer, this from a terrorist Khartoum government led by President Omar al-Bashir.

Epitomizing The Free Thinker: Kiriti Sengupta’s Democratic Spirit

By Casey Dorman I once told Kiriti Sengupta, in an email, “You epitomize the free thinker who respects tradition—a combination rarely seen.”

The ‘De-Banking’ Element

By Ricardo Swire Financial institution gurus term the trend “de-risking” or “de-banking.” Over the past five years several major international banks discarded longstanding Caribbean relationships. Barbados, the Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago all had Correspondent Bank Relationships (CBR) terminated. That US dollar transactions underpin commerce is a […]

Aberfan: Sir Karl Jenkins’ choral memorial to disaster

David Hurn   By Hazel Speed The heading of this article itself, together with link for full information seems in one way all the due reverence required to remember such a tragedy of lives lost and ongoing sincere sympathy to all the families involved.


Ty Wright   By Ron Larson