Daily Archives: August 5, 2017


Another “Marry-Your-Rapist” Law Falls, This Time In Jordan

On August 1st, the Jordanian government voted to repeal Article 308, a provision of the law that allows rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victims and stay with them for at least three years, as long as the victim is between the ages of 15 and 18, of […]


Iraqi Army Liberates Mosul: Is The Peaceful Reconstruction Of The City Possible And What Have Been The Effects For Civilians?

With its capture of Mosul in June 2014, the so-called Islamic State rose to global prominence. Now, after the largest deployment of Iraqi troops since the 2003 invasion, the terrorist organization has lost its capital and foothold in Iraq. The battle for Mosul has been a long and bloody one, […]


Wave Of Violence Hits Indian-Administered Kashmir: The Symptoms Of An Unresolved Dispute

Over the past few days, civilians in Indian-administered Kashmir have taken to the streets in a series of protests against Indian forces. The unrest on Tuesday came in response to the killing of two suspected militants in the Pulwama district of Kashmir. One death occurred during a gunbattle with Indian […]


From Regional To Global: China Opens Its First Military Base Abroad

On the 1st of August, a flag raising ceremony was held in Djibouti to celebrate the formal opening of China’s first overseas military base. The Chinese government started to build the base last year and its opening coincides with the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army, which is the […]