Author: Akanksha Khullar

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

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Has Violence Really Diminished In Darfur?

The dispute between two Arab tribes on July 22, 2017, in the war-ravaged the state of Darfur, Sudan has killed 10 people and left 18 wounded. The scrimmage started off as the United Nations and the African Union announced an endeavour to scale down their peacekeeping mission in Darfur based on their

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Another Victory For The Boko Haram In Northeast Nigeria

According to the reports of the state of emergency agency, “14 people had been killed by a suicide bomber on Saturday in northeast Nigeria, which came as an attack that bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, days after a resurgence in the group’s activities prompted a shift in military tactics.”

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Yemen: More Than A War Torn Country

The cholera epidemic has been spreading at an unprecedented speed in Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country which has been tightly gripped by a war between government forces and Houthi fighters. More than thousands of people have been killed, millions displaced and as reported by BBC, “almost seven million are

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Australia’s First National Gun Amnesty: Good Or Bad Decision?

The increasing threat of terrorism and a huge influx of illegal arms demands an urgent attention for Australia’s national security. Acting upon this, the government has announced its first national gun amnesty since the Port Arthur massacre. As reported by BBC News, “The amnesty begins amid growing debate about Australia’s

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Large Number Of Protestors March The Streets Of Pretoria

A group of more than one hundred protestors marched the streets of South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, under the banner “Not in my name, forward with women and down with women abuse,” behind a woman symbolically dressed head to toe in white. The rally was organized as a response to the

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US Advances To Move Beyond The Stalemate In Afghanistan

A broad review was undertaken by the Pentagon, the US State Department, and several intelligence organizations has recommended sending several thousand additional American troops to Afghanistan to try to break a military deadlock there. According to the US media reports, 3000-5000 additional troops, including hundreds of Special Operations forces, could

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Trouble In The Indo-China Relations

The Indo-China border dispute has for long posed a threat to the security of both countries. The 3488 km disputed territory along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), known as Arunachal Pradesh, is currently being administered by New Delhi. However, time and again, the Chinese have outstretched their claim that

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The Plight Of Rohingya Muslims

For the past several decades, political tensions between the Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists in the Rakhine state, situated along the western coast of Myanmar, have been broiling. The complexity of the Rakhine issue lies in the fact that despite continuous efforts to establish democratic mechanisms in the country the Rohingyas

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Tragedies Of The Mediterranean Sea

In the past few years, thousands of people from Libya have attempted to cross the treacherous Mediterranean Sea to escape poverty, war, and persecution in their homelands. Flavio Di Giacomo, International Organization for Migration (IOM) spokesman quoted, “most migrants leaving Libya came from Guinea, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, and Bangladesh.” These

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