Geopolitics

President Trump urges U.S. to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

In a Twitter post on 21 March 2019, President Trump suggested that the United States should recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Mr Trump submitted that the move was important for the “State of Israel and regional stability.”

China/ US Relations: Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, arrested in Canada on US extradition request.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, arrested in Canada on US extradition request.

On 1 December Meng Wanzhou, the vice-chairwoman and chief financial officer of Huawei, was arrested in Vancouver, Canada at the request of the United States authorities. The detainment occurred as Presidents’ Trump and Xi were formally meeting at the G20 Summit in Argentina.

Saving the Iran Nuclear Deal: Opportunity for European Business

In the four months since President Trump’s announcement of the US withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, the remaining signatories have been scrambling to save what was a decade-long process to peacefully halt Iran’s nuclear program. Although, the US dollar financial system will prove to be almost insurmountable, what options are being tabled to facilitate continuing trade?

Social Media and the Arab Spring

Often social media are lumped together as one unit of analysis, usually with reference to their content. This misses the point. The platforms which constitute ‘social media’ organisations do not produce content. During the Arab Spring revolutions across MENA on-ground activists leveraged the power of social media to disseminate content, bridge divides, and rally fellow citizens to a cause.