Inside the Islamic State’s capital, the political climate is still tense in the Caucasus | This Week’s Top Hot Links #134

1 Sep

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at two main topics: ISIS and conflicts’ aftermath in the Caucasus. The first link analyses ISIS potential WMD capabilities as from information extracted from an Islamic State’s laptop in Syria. Secondly, how is it like to live in a city administrated by the […]

Income inequality, German diplomacy, a test for US-China relations and nightmares in Gaza | This Week’s Top Hot Links #133

7 Aug

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at how income inequality is dampening US economic growth with an analysis at a recent S&P report . We then keep looking at growing importance of German diplomacy in western relations with Russia. The confrontation in Ukraine may represent a test for German […]

China’s corruption scandals, US-Israel relations and fighting in Libya | This Week’s Top Hot Links #132

1 Aug

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at Xi Jinping’s unprecedented anti-corruption campaign and how his adversaries’ fear might bring them closer together. We then keep looking at China and how the slow embrace of internet by Chinese business should make productivity soar. The links also analyse Israel mistrust on […]

On the consequences of the MH17 crash, China’s domestic insurgency and Big Data | This Week’s Top Hot Links #131

25 Jul

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at two different perspectives on the consequences of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. First, how will the accident affect Dutch-Russian relations? Secondly, is the West being forced to finally change the way it approaches Russia? The Top Hot Links also analyse […]

On water scarcity and future of urbanisation | This Week’s Top Hot Links #130

18 Jul

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs analyses the challenges posed by the threat of water scarcity to government and companies, and takes a look at the future largest cities in 2030. It also provide a critical assessment of Sino-American relations, and on how and why a conflict must be avoided at all […]

Evaluating Elections in Europe and Egypt | This Week’s Top Hot Links #129

4 Jun

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at the impact of elections in Egypt and Europe, and examines what they really reveals about those in power and the opinions of those casting the votes. It also provides a critique and defence of US domestic and foreign policy, from the viewpoints […]

Analysing America’s Global Position and Nigerian Politics in Wake of Abductions | This Week’s Top Hot Links #128

7 May

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at the long-term strategy that is needed to address Russia’s advancement into Ukraine, exploring the possibilities of inviting Finland and Sweden to join NATO. We look at what the abduction of 200 school girls by suspected Islamist militants really tells us about Nigerian […]

Is it really a lack of confidence that prevents women filling top posts in politics? | This Week’s Top Hot Links #127

24 Apr

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at the political and economic situation in China, both as it stands today, and as it projects into the future. We also explore a debate between two writers on the status of geopolitics and power-plays in international relations. Next, an interesting look into […]