Asia


Civilian Death Toll From U.S. Airstrikes Hits Highest Level In Syria

U.S. airstrikes between May 23 and June 23 in Syria led to the highest civilian death toll for a single month since the country began its operation in September 2014. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, U.S. airstrikes on two Syrian provinces killed 472 civilians last month, of […]


Could China’s Current Developments Create Concerns For Cultivating World Peace?

In recent times, tensions are at an all-time high between China and India owing to the stand-off at Doklam in Bhutan. In an effort to prevent the Chinese from building a road through the Doklam plateau (and therefore through Bhutan), India’s Modi-led administration has sent troops to the region to […]


The Slow Burn Of The Taliban: Recent Rash Of Attacks Leave Scores Dead In Afghanistan

An estimated 40 Taliban fighters have been killed by Afghan security forces in the southern Helmand in a gun fight that lasted for 12 hours, according to Aljazeera. Insurgents attacked a market in the central Gereshk district on the morning of Friday the August 4th, Afghan news outlet TOLOnews reported. […]


Recent U.S. Sanctions Leads To Rise In International Tension

In a decisive 419-3 vote, the House of Representatives voted to pass a new bill that imposes sanctions on Iran, Russia, and North Korea. Regarding North Korea and Iran, the sanctions come in response to the testing of ballistic missiles by two nations, as well as growing concern from the U.S. government […]


China Is Finally Trying To Be A Big Brother To North Korea

The rapid acceleration in the frequency of North Korea’s missile tests and its nuclear technological developments has generated severe security tensions in the Asia-Pacific region. While, the prime intention of North Korea’s nuclear program was to deter foreign intervention, the unrelenting testing of its missiles, as well as the threats […]


Herat Hit By Suicide Bombing Leaving 29 Dead

Two attackers stormed a Muslim Shi’ite mosque in Western Afghanistan’s Herat Province earlier this week, killing at least 29 and seriously injuring 60 in an attack that has been claimed by the ‘Islamic State’ group. The attackers were a suicide bomber and terrorist armed with an automatic rifle; both are […]