Daily Archives: August 4, 2019


United States Withdraws From Historic Arms Control Treaty

On Friday, August 2, the United States formally withdrew from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The U.S. signalled its intention to withdraw earlier this year, citing Russian non-compliance to its terms. Russian officials deny these accusations and have instead accused the US of withdrawing to further its own […]


U.S. Withdrawal From INF Treaty Signals A Changing Nuclear Order

On Friday, August 2, the U.S. withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty). The Treaty prohibits the acquisition of ground launched missiles with a range of 500-1500 kilometers. The move came amidst concerns that Russia was no longer complying with the treaty. President Trump has also raised the […]


Kashmir Fears Crisis Situation Over Special “Permanent Resident” Legislation

Tensions between the Indian government and Muslim-majority Kashmir, an independent state whose administration is shared between Indian and Pakistan, have reached a climax this week. Authorities issued an unprecedented order for tourists to leave the region, and also cancelled a Hindi pilgrimage due to security threats. The Indian government deployed […]


The Campaign To ‘Sinicize’ Religion In China Through The Removal Of Arabic Symbols In Beijing

On Wednesday of this week, a campaign in Beijing ordered restaurants and food stalls to remove Arabic script and symbols associated with Islam to ensure religions are conforming to mainstream Chinese culture, reported Al Jazeera. One manager, who spoke to Al Jazeera, stated that Government officials said, “[…] this is […]