EU extends sanctions over Ukraine crisis for six months

The European Union on Monday prolonged by another six months sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals over their role in the Ukraine crisis. The European Council, representing the 28 member states, said it “prolonged the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months […]

Muslim scholar warns Trump against ‘racist’ remarks

Head of International Union of Muslim Scholars warns incoming US president of consequences of ‘anti-Muslim’ discourse   Ali al-Qaradaghi, secretary-general of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump — who will be sworn in later today — of the consequences of making “racist” and “anti-Muslim” remarks, which, he said, threatened to “polarize Americans”. […]

The nature, scope, and development Hof political geography

Political geography is an inherently dynamic subject and the nature and focus of the debates at its heart within modern geography have changed substantially over time. In what has been referred to, admittedly in a slightly different context, as ‘a century of political geography’ (Taylor, 1993: 1-7), it has been valued radically differently at different […]

Major economies outside the top 10

Major economies outside the top 10

In line with previous editions of the index, the performance of the 12 largest economies by 2014 GDP in the EAPI 2016, accounting for nearly 70% of world gross domestic product (GDP), is still visibly lagging across the EAPI energy triangle, a consequence of the relative scale and complexity of their energy sectors. Out of […]