World Review | October 2019

Developments in North America Bloomberg May Join US ElectionsBillionaire and former New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has begun signalling he may enter the Democratic presidential race.  A former moderate Republican and worth an estimated $ 52 billion, he had made noises earlier about a presidential run. After former vice-president Joe Biden entered the fray, Bloomberg […]

Af-Pak Digest – October 2019

I Overview Pakistan:​• Economy• Growing role of the Army• JUI (F)’s Azadi March• Pakistan at the Financial Action Task Force• Gwadar Port• Pakistan-India• Pakistan-China• Pakistan-Afghanistan• Pakistan wades into Iran-Saudi rift Afghanistan:​• Peace and Reconciliation• Results of Presidential Election delayed  II Developments in Pakistan  Economy In a report released in October, World Bank said that the Pak economy […]

Africa Digest – Oct. 2019

China’s Bagamayo Problem Africa is known as a nodal point for China’s Belt Road Initiative, especially the continent’s Indian Ocean littoral.  Chinese influence on the continent has grown substantially as a consequence and Africans have expressed strong approval of China in surveys. Lately, however, falling commodity prices and greater scrutiny of Chinese debt requirements have […]