Asia


Nobel Peace Laureates Says Trump Is “Igniting New Conflict” By Leaving Iran Deal

This Friday, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate condemned the U.S. President Donald Trump for “igniting new conflict rather than reducing the risk of nuclear war.” The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) emerged as the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize, and it criticized Trump after he withheld […]


Crowdfunding Campaign To Place International Pressure On Burma To End Ethnic Cleansing

With the onset of the Rohingya Crisis and nearly half a million refugees seeking refuge in Bangladesh, actions are now taken to condemn what the top United Nations human-rights official dubs a “textbook ethnic cleansing,” stating that it is a crime against humanity. The Independent reports that Hussein Mohamad and […]


Hate Crimes Against Migrants And Refugees Increase In Greece

Members of anti-racist activist groups in Greece are scheduling protests after the latest hate crime in their community. On Saturday, October 7th, 2017, two migrant workers from Pakistan, Vakas Hussein and Ashfak Mahmoud were attacked by a group of men. The attack occurred in a field in Aspropyros, near the […]


ISIS Pivot To Southeast And Central Asia: An Existential Threat For The Regions? 1

Since its creation in 2014, ISIS has been in the spotlight due to its impressive and rapid growth and its ambitious long-term political objective to instate a global caliphate. While the Middle East is the birthplace of ISIS, the global reach of their political objectives and their anti-western ideology have […]


Rohingya Crisis: Rethinking The International Community’s Criticism

Since August 2017, the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar has escalated. According to Independent, approximately 500 thousand Rohingya refugees have rush to the border, which in turn has increased domestic pressure in Bangladesh. This rapid and large-scale refugee crisis has drawn international attention. However, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Ann San Suu Kyi […]


U.S., Turkey Suspend Visa Services Over Security Concerns

On Sunday 8th October 2017, U.S-Turkey relations took a turn for the worse as both governments announced the scaling back of visa issuing services in each other’s countries. This comes amid increased tensions between Washington and Ankara after a Turkish staffer was arrested at the U.S consulate in Turkey for […]


Kurdish Independence: Iran, Iraq, And Turkey Form A “Military Triangle”

A rare sight for the highly polarized Middle East region in which the interests of a number of historic rivals may be converging. A series of meetings between high-ranking officials appear to indicate that Turkey and Iran, along with Iraq, are moving forward with an alliance of convenience, despite supporting […]