Asia


Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Under Fire In Response To Jailing Of Two Journalists

On 13 September 2018, Aung San Suu Kyi, the celebrated human rights activist and dissident, said the jailing of two Reuters journalists reporting on the Rohingya refugee crisis was not because of their profession, and that their imprisonment was not a government crackdown on free speech.  Responding to a question […]


Japan And Russia Still Haven’t Signed Peace Treaty 70 Years After WWII

Almost 70 years after the end of World War II, Russia and Japan still haven’t signed a peace treaty. The warring parties signed a mutual agreement to a ceasefire, but never entered into peace negotiations. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe began discussions several years ago […]


Korean Joint Liaison Office Opens On The Eve Of Summit Between President Moon And Kim Jong-un

Just days ahead of the third meeting of their leaders this year, North and South Korea have opened a joint liaison office. The office, which is located in the North Korean border town of Kaesong, is the first of its kind. Since the two Koreas separated post-World War II, the […]


Rewriting Section 377: India’s Momentous Ruling On Gay Rights

India may have inadvertently kick-started a modernizing domino effect after its landmark decision to decriminalize archaic laws surrounding gay rights. In this recent ruling, the Supreme Court of India has both created and corrected history by outlawing Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. The ruling not only decriminalized gay […]


Trump’s Latest 10% Tariff on $200 Billion Worth of Chinese Goods Forces China to Reconsider “Tit for Tat” Stance in US-China Trade War

This Tuesday, President Trump announced a set of ten percent tariffs on 200 billion dollars worth of Chinese goods annually, slated to take effect as of next week. This newest tariff marks the pinnacle sort of speak in Trump’s recent slew of threats; in July, the president imposed tariffs on […]


Uighurs: Strangers In Their Own Homes

‘Internment camps’: are they the best way to fight religious extremism, at the risk of limiting personal freedoms afforded under human rights law? According to the Uighur American Association, there are approximately 15 million Uighurs living in Xinjiang, China. In China, the majority population in China are the Han Chinese, […]


Indian-Administered Kashmir: 9-Year-Old Gang-Raped And Killed

Violence against women is tragically a common occurrence around the world and age is rendered insignificant when committing horrendous crimes. On September 2nd, the police found a dead body of a 9-year-old girl in the Indian-administered Kashmir’s Baramullah district. The child had gone missing on August 23rd and was murdered the […]