Kasim Javed

Kasim Javed

Geo-economics of Saudi Arabia’s NEOM project

BAKU – Saudi Arabia announced plans to construct a new megacity in the northwestern corner of the country by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba. The ambitious project will cost about 500 billion USD and seeks to link to neighbouring Egypt and Jordan. Besides its economic feasibility, the proximity of the project could […]

What is the deep state?

BAKU – The deep state sounds like the stuff of conspiracies. It implies that there is a secret powerful group that has its own agenda and undermines the policies of elected leaders and politicians. Most people take unconditional standpoints, claiming that it’s either fiction or fact. The truth is more complicated. The deep state exists, […]

Origins of the Korean conflict

BAKU – The demilitarized zone that runs across the Korean Peninsula seems like the outcome of the armed conflict that devastated the area in the 1950s. However, an in-depth examination of Korea’s modern history reveals how the peninsula was caught in a tug of war between regional and Western powers. Thereby, planting the seeds that […]