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Nicolai Due-Gundersen

Nicolai Due-Gundersen

PhD Candidate and Political Analyst, Kingston University

Nicolai is a PhD candidate at Kingston University, London after four years in the Middle East. His thesis specialises in non-democratic governance and the Arab Spring. He is former Adviser to the Arab Institute for Security Studies (ACSIS) Amman, Jordan, author of Privatization of Warfare (Intersentia: Cambridge) and has appeared on Al Jazeera, Radio Sputnik and Voice of Islam

Kuwait's economic interest in mediating the Qatar-Gulf crisis

Oct 23, 2017 15:48 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics Economy

A blockade against Qatar by its Gulf neighbours is now in its fifth month. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates severed socio-economic ties with Qatar as punishment for its alleged support of terrorism...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries climb ahead of November retail sales, December manufacturing PMI data

The U.S. Treasuries climbed during late afternoon session Friday ahead of the countrys retail sales data for the month of November, scheduled to be released today by 13:30GMT. The headline retail figure is likely to come...

German bunds jump after December manufacturing PMI disappoints investors

The German bunds jumped during European session Friday after the countrys manufacturing PMI for the month of December disappointed market expectations, amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic...

Brent crude oil likely to reach USD75/bbl in Q1 2019; U.S. shale output seen rising over next 18 months: ANZ Research

Brent crude oil is expected to reach USD75/bbl by the first quarter of 2019, while the year-end target stands at USD65/bbl; further, the United States shale oil output is seen to keep rising over the next 18 months,...

JGB yields bruised by weak Chinese economic data; Nikkei 225 down nearly over 2 pct at close

The Japanese government bond yields were bruised by weakness in the Chinese economic data, released early today, as investors sentiments were hurt, with the benchmark Nikkei 225 down over 2 percent at the time of closing...

Australian bonds gain amid hopes of Sino-U.S. trade resolution; weak Chinese data support debt-buying

Australian government bonds gained across the curve during Asian session Friday as investors remain cautious ahead of any breakthrough in U.S.-China trade deal. Global equity and bond markets had a mixed performance...

Politics

The John Birch Society is still influencing American politics, 60 years after its founding

The retired candy entrepreneur Robert Welch founded the John Birch Society 60 years ago to push back against what he perceived as a growing American welfare state modeled on communism and the federal governments push to...

Liberals adopt new rule to stop the revolving prime ministership

Scott Morrison has announced a major change in Liberal party rules to ensure a prime minister who wins an election serves the full term, unless two thirds of the party decides otherwise. Morrison said the Liberal party...

New hope in Nigeria, but Zimbabwe struggles with the same old problems

There has been a sense of transition in both Nigeria and Zimbabwe recently. In Nigeria, Obiageli Oby Ezekwesili launched her presidential election campaign. She is not expected to win in the 2019 election. At best, she...

Why France's ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters are so angry

Frances gilets jaunes protests of December 1 were marked not only by their anger and violence, but also by the variety of those taking part. The violence of the protests named after the yellow bibs worn by those on the...

How the neoliberal obsession with valuing nature changes our understanding of it

Over the last decade, an industry has developed that values different aspects of nature in different ways. Its growth has been underpinned by the argument that, in a neoliberal world where the market is the dominant...

Science

Scientist at work: To take atomic-scale pictures of tiny crystals, use a huge, kilometer-long synchrotron

Its 4 a.m., and Ive been up for about 20 hours straight. A loud alarm is blaring, accompanied by red strobe lights flashing. A stern voice announces, Searching station B. Exit immediately. It feels like an emergency, but...

There's no simple answer to what counts as 'science' in teaching reading

What is the best way to teach children to read? This apparently simple question has, in fact, has been the subject of robust and often polarised debate. Recently the New York Times ran an opinion piece titled Why are we...

New detections of gravitational waves brings the number to 11 – so far

Four new detections of gravitational waves have been announced at the Gravitational Waves Physics and Astronomy Workshop, at the University of Maryland in the United States. This brings the total number of detections to...

Worms in space: why we are launching them

Space launches are some of the most spectacular and nerve wracking events you can witness. And when you are actually involved in one, you realise just how much can go wrong. We are currently in Florida, nervously counting...

Women have been written out of science history – time to put them back

Can you name a female scientist from history? Chances are you are shouting out Marie Curie. The twice Nobel Prize-winning Curie and mathematician Ada Lovelace are two of the few women within Western science to receive...

Technology

‘Final Fantasy VII: Remake’ Release Date, Features: Is 2019 Launch Possible With ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Now Finished?

Tetsuya Nomura is credited as the director and character designer for Kingdom Hearts 3, which has gone gold for some weeks now. Does this mean the Final Fantasy VII: Remake development, where Nomura is credited for the...

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Features: Is PC Port Launch Possible?

One of the biggest news that arrived for the gaming community in 2018 is the official release date of Kingdom Hearts 3. But that does not answer everything for the series dedicated fans as some of them are still hoping...

‘GTA 6’ Release Date, News & Update: Top 3 Rumors in 2018 for Sixth Installment

News about GTA 6 is scarce at the moment as Rockstar Games remains reticent about everything that has to do with the next installment. So far, all fans have on their hands are rumors and speculations with some of them...

Jailbreak Latest News & Update: The Bug that Could Provide Pathways for Researchers to Jailbreak iOS 12.1

A jailbreak process that would see the unlocking of the latest iOS 12.1 has yet to make its way to public knowledge. In the past few months, a lot of researchers and developers have been trying to bypass the security...

'Fortnite' Latest News & Update: Epic to Make Dogfights More Dangerous; To Add Exploding Plane Damage

Adding flyable planes in Fortnite has made the game a thousand times more fun for a lot of players, but there appears to be an issue with the balance. While players can cause damage by using the planes weapons, opponents...
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