Daily Archives: March 2, 2017


Eastern Ukrainian Rebels Issue Ultimatum As Coal Blockade Continues

On Monday, separatists in Eastern Ukraine issued an ultimatum to the Ukrainian government. The Russian-backed organization warned that if the rail blockade against rebel-held territories continues, they will seize Ukraine-run businesses in the rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. The blockade went into effect a month ago and has halted the […]


Wavering Tolerance And Gubernatorial Elections In Jakarta, Indonesia

Gubernatorial elections in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta have become a flashpoint for the fragile state of peace between Indonesia’s Muslim majority and its various minority groups. Jakarta’s Christian and ethnically Chinese Governor Basuk Tjahaja Purnama (widely known as “Ahok”) is running for election, having taken over for President Joko […]