Aditi Mahesh

About Aditi Mahesh

Ask me where I’m from? I have no answer. I’ve lived in three different countries and have gone to over seven different schools around the world. An aspiring political analyst with a penchant for the Middle East and South Asia. Student at Wesleyan University

Turkey and Russia Agree to A Buffer Zone in Idlib

On Monday September 17th, Turkey and Russia agreed to impose and enforce a demilitarized zone in Idlib, a rebel held area in Syria. This will supposedly be put into force by October 15th 2018.  Both presidents, Putin and Erdogan agreed that this was the best situation in which full-fledged military […]

American Tech Companies Put At Risk In On-going Trade War

As the trade war between US and China grows in severity, one industry is on the edge of being extremely impacted: tech. US tech companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Intel are caught in a trade war in which the US has vowed to employ tariffs on technological goods. This […]

The Syrian Government’s Crackdown On Rebels In Deraa

As the threat of ISIS becomes less prevalent, another threat has unraveled from its shadow, killing civilians in plain sight: the Assad regime. The Syrian war still goes on with numerous factions at odds with each other. In an attempt to create a hyper-secular authoritarian state, the Syrian government has […]

Singapore’s Golden Ticket

At around 8:00 P.M. on June 11, I got in a taxi from Woodlands to my condo in Bukit Timah. The two places are quite far apart, but the ride never takes more than 30 minutes. Maybe on a rainy day it would be 45. On that day, however, it […]

The Grueling Syrian War

Syria has been under much political struggle and strife. From ISIS to the Assad regime, Syrians have inched their way to survival, causing a mass exodus from the state. The story starts when the Bush administration drops bombs over Iraq in search of supposed weapons of mass destruction. These bombs […]

Al-Assad To Meet Kim Jong Un

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is planning to meet Kim Jong-Un, the leader of North Korea, in the hopes of furthering the diplomatic relations of both nations, which have long been allied with both common foes as well as common interests regarding weapons development. Syria, still in a state of war […]

Second Summit Between North And South Korea

South Korean leader Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have met once again to talk about peace in the peninsula. The summit took place on May 26th between 6:00 – 8:00 PM GMT. Moon Jae-in’s office reported that both authorities exchanged opinions successfully but still have yet to […]

China’s Growing Militarization Of The South China Sea

On Friday May 18, China increased its military presence in the South China Sea. A Chinese H-6K bomber plane landed on the largest of the Paracel group of Islands, the Woody island. These islands have long been claimed by numerous surrounding countries including China, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Brunei. China has […]

Ex-Prime Minister Mahathir Re-Elected Under New Party Malaysia

Malaysia celebrates history as it throws the governing party of 61 years, Barisan Nasional, out of power. Instead the country honours democracy, as it elects 93-year-old ex-prime minister Mohammed Bin Mahathir, who ran under the Pakatan Harapan party. Barisan Nasional, previously headed by Najib Razak, was under serious fire for […]

Palestinian Refugee Camp Attacked By Syrian Government

The Yarmouk Camp, a Palestinian refugee camp near Syria’s capital, was attacked by Syrian government forces. One of the neighbourhoods targeted in the attack was the Hajar Al-Aswad, an allegedly Islamic State controlled neighbourhood. The attacks were part of a greater plan of the Syrian government to retake rebel territory. […]