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Water Wars: A Thirsty Planet

People who once settled where the water was abundant are now inclined to migrate to areas that are less well endowed, guided by other economic forces. Even as NASA scours the universe for signs of extraterrestrial life, their motto is: “Follow the water”! For a few decades, a growing literature has wondered whether Read more…

Can Putin survive Putinism? (Part II)

Behind the scenes Western political analysts usually portray Putin as a mastermind chess player, who anticipates his enemies’ moves and is always ahead of them by some steps. In reality, Putin is rather a tactician than a strategist, as he plays much more according to the judo’s rather than the Read more…

A year of struggle for freedom in Sudan

It has been more than a year, since long-time Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir was removed and put under house arrest on April 11, 2019. How is the transition going during a worsening economic crisis and a global pandemic? After the president and his fellow leaders were arrested in April 2019, Read more…