The Kurdish referendum takes place on September 25th. Despite widespread condemnation, President Barzani is continuing along the path towards independence and possibly renewed conflict.
This podcast is the fourth and final part in a series on “A Shifting Global Economy,” which engages our researchers in International Business and Economics on changes in the global economy driven by political, social, technological and other global trends. You can check out Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. Listen as our analysts talk […]
Afghanistan’s poppy fields have increased and the nation’s opium production has risen significantly since 2015. Nabil Bhatia breaks down the key transnational opioid trafficking routes, and analyzes joint counternarcotics initiatives aimed at curbing supply.
Russia’s path to achieving regional power in the Middle East may rely on the success of balancing the interests of parties involved in the Syrian conflict. Farah Bogani explores the challenges that lie ahead for Russia after the Astana peace talks.
With multiple global sources of weapons and ammunition and its industrial scale weapons manufacturing operations, one may ask what can be done to degrade ISIS’ weapons capability. Nabil Bhatia analyzes ISIS’ diversified weapons arsenal and proposes a course of action for the international community.