The European Union puts more effort on combating tax evasion and tax driven corporate structures. With the implementation of the 4th AML directive a new step forward was made - the introduction of the UBO register. However this EU-wide initiative may not serve its purpose.
Relationship between the United States and Iran in the past decades was complicated. One of the reasons was Iranian nuclear program, however the historic deal which was concluded in 2015 might get cancelled. In this article we will analyze this agreement in a broader scope.
In this weekly brief we invite you to recap the main political developments of the past week
The passing year was by far one of the most turbulent one in international politics. While millions of people around the world are busy with buying Christmas gifts, making plans for the New Year`s Eve, politicians are speeding up their deals which shall be closed by the year-end. One of these examples is the amendment … Continue reading Weekly Brief: events that will change the world in 2018
Syria is in ruins. Millions of people are displaced due to the ongoing war. Thousands are dead. However Bashar Al Assad remained in power. According to the latest news the army of the IS was defeated and the governmental army took over a great part of the country. This week, the Russian President Vladimir Putin … Continue reading Weekly brief: Brexit talks and the decision of Vladimir Putin
Jerusalem is a capital or one of the capitals? The former president of the United States once said “One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change a city, it can change a state, and if it change a … Continue reading Weekly brief: Unrest in the Middle East and Russians are banned from the Olympics
This week was remarkable not only because the price for Bitcoin exceeded $10,000, but also because after 2,5 months of silence North Korea launched again a ballistic missile, which ended up in the international waters near Japan. No state was amused by this fact and the US president Donald Trump mentioned that “they will deal … Continue reading Weekly brief: N.Korea speaks up again, unrest in Honduras and Michael Flynn admits guilt
Several events of the past week marked certain milestones in the history. In this weekly brief we will refresh your memory and underline the importance of these events. Saad Hariri is back Guess who is back to Lebanon? After mysterious departure to Saudi Arabia and his statement of resignation – Saad Hariri is back to … Continue reading Weekly brief: Saad Hariri is back, Political crisis in Germany and Radko Mladic is convicted
Last week was remarkable not only because the Italian national team did not qualify for the World Cup in Russia, but also because the oldest ruling leader might not celebrate his 37th anniversary in power. On November 14 several military units entered the capital of Zimbabwe – Harare. On the next day the military informed … Continue reading Weekly brief: The situation in Zimbabwe, the “Polish way” of celebrating the Independence day and Italian drama
The latest development in the Middle East alarm the general public and especially the growing tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia complicate the situation. Our contributor Vanand Meliksetian presents his view on happenings in Saudi Arabia.