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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

New Zealand bonds close rangebound after Q1 2018 GDP meets expectations, lower than previous

New Zealand bonds closed rangebound on Thursday after the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) data for the first quarter of this year, met market expectations, albeit remaining lower than the previous reading in Q4...

JGBs remain tad lower in muted trading session ahead of May national consumer price inflation

The Japanese 10-year government bonds remained tad lower during late Asian session Thursday as investors remained side-lined in a muted trading day ahead of the countrys national consumer price inflation (CPI) for the...

Australian bonds plunge as concerns simmer over escalation of trade war

Australian government bonds plungedon Thursdayas concerns simmered about an escalation of a trade war between the U.S. and China. Also, U.S. Treasury prices fell after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reasserted the...

UK gilts narrowly mixed ahead of BoE’s monetary policy decision, Governor Carney’s speech

The UK gilts remained narrowly mixed during European session Wednesday ahead of Bank of Englands (BoE) monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on June 21 and Governor Mark Carneys speech, following the decision, for...

Euro area’s lower growth indicators, Italy’s political uncertainty dampen prospects of higher Nordic exports: Danske Bank

Lower growth indicators in the euro area dampen the prospects for the most important markets for Nordic exports, and the political uncertainty in Italy also risks undermining European growth, according to the latest...

Politics

Venezuelans are boycotting their presidential election

Venezuelas May 20 presidential election may be an election in name only. Nicolás Maduro is widely expected to be reelected as Venezuelas president despite his 20 percent approval rating and profound mismanagement...

Ramaphosa's new dawn: much better, but not nearly enough

Cyril Ramaphosas rise to power has been greeted enthusiastically by most South Africans. Their hope is that the new president represents a leadership cohort within the governing African National Congress (ANC) thats...

Profile: Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's hardline defence minister

One of the most divisive figures in Israeli politics, Avigdor Lieberman, has been his countrys defence minister since May 2016. Despite his publicly acrimonious relationship with the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu,...

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

South Africa's print media is failing to empower citizens on corruption

The mainstream media can play an important role in fighting corruption. Investigative journalists in South Africa, for instance, helped to expose how the politically connected Gupta family captured elements of the...

Science

Bacteria Could Be the Key To Breathing on Mars, Study Says

The atmosphere on Mars is so thin that humans wont be able to breathe on the red planet unless they are wearing space suits. With plans to colonize it, wearing the bulky apparel would pose a considerable level of...

Magnets Could Be the Key to Better Wine, Study Finds

Humans have been making wine since pre-historic times, with the discovery of alcoholic beverages made from honey dating thousands of year back. Throughout the millennia, new methods for wine-making have cropped up. This...

Antipsychotic Drugs Increases Risks Of Obesity and Diabetes In Children, Study Says

Update: The article previously mentioned that antipsychotic drugs were used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study does not mention this fact and we apologize for the inaccurate statement....

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Technology

Goldman Sachs Is Considering Crypto Trading Derivatives for New Venture

The disruption caused by blockchain technology brought about varying degrees of change to a multitude of sectors, particularly banking. Some experts analyzing this growing ecosystem said that entities failing to adopt this...

Oppo Find X Shows Android Flagships Don't Have to Copy iPhone to Impress the Crowd

Oppo recently unveiled its upcoming flagship device, the Find X, and it was almost like a statement that non-Apple smartphone makers do not have to copy the latest iPhone design to wow the market. Last year, Apple...

Bithumb Deletes Tweet Stating Company Will Cover $32M Loss After Hacking Incident

The details of a hacking incident will always be murky hours and days after the attack happens. And the recent case involving Bithumb is no exception. South Korea-based Bithumb is the sixth busiest cryptocurrency...

Rapper Akon Announces His Own Cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

Accomplished rapper and businessman Akon has been involved in projects focusing on improving the lives of the people in Africa. Now, he wants to incorporate blockchain into that movement, recently announcing the creation...

Blockchain Will Be 'Applied to All Industries in the Future,' Says Chair of Gaming Giant Netmarble

South Korea is one of the leading countries where the crypto market is expanding at an exponential rate. From ordinary citizens to business tycoons, investing in cryptocurrencies has quite a hold on South Koreans. And...
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