Vidit Thakkar


The Chicken Game – Russia And Saudi Arabia’s War On Oil Prices

Saudi Arabia declared an all-out war of attrition on oil prices, marking the end of a long, fruitful relationship between two of the largest producers of oil in the world. A mutually beneficial relationship between Moscow and Riyadh began in 2014, when U.S. shale oil began flooding oil markets around […]


Top UN Court Orders Myanmar To Protect Its Persecuted Rohingya Minority

The Gambia, supported by the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), filed a lawsuit at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) late last year. The lawsuit accuses Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority. In response, Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s capital, was ordered by the ICJ to “take all measures within […]


Tensions Simmer In The Middle East: The Assassination Of Qasem Soleimani

The past week has been characterised by an escalation of tensions between sworn foes in the Middle East. On December 27, 2019, numerous rockets were fired, allegedly by an Iranian-backed militia called Kataib Hezbollah, at an Iraqi military base near Kirkuk. This resulted in the death of an American contractor […]


127 Deaths Reported In A Single Day: The Most Homicidal Day In Mexican History

December in Mexico began with a scathing review of its approach to tackling violent drug cartels. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, commonly referred to as AMLO, vowed to be the president of “hugs, not bullets” in response to Mexico’s surging criminal violence. However, this approach has now been brought into […]