Arpawan Waen Vejjajiva

Rex Tillerson Faces Escalating Tensions In Moscow

On Monday, foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialized nations met with the hopes of breaking Russian ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As of late, Washington has demonstrated a strategy shift towards retribution. Last week, US missiles hit a Syrian airbase in retaliation to what the […]

The Implications Of A Montenegro Accession To NATO

On March 28th, 2017, in an near unanimous vote, the U.S. Senate supported further expansion of NATO membership to include Eastern European countries. After a long-drawn-out voting process, the Senate finally allowed Montenegro to join. The heavily delayed Senate vote was 97 to 2, in favor of the Montenegro’s accession, exceeding […]

Maoist Rebel Attack Kills 11 Paramilitary Soldiers In India

In an ambush in central India last Saturday, Maoist rebels killed 11 paramilitary soldiers. According to ABC News, the attack also left three soldiers wounded. Top police officer R.K. Vij reported that it was unclear as to whether any rebels were killed or injured after the Central Reserve Police Force […]

Bahrain Files Lawsuit To Dissolve Secular Political Party

Bahrain’s government filed a lawsuit earlier this week to dissolve the National Democratic Action Society (Waad party), a secular political party. The party is the second organization of its kind to be targeted as part of the government’s wave of extreme crackdown on opposition, in the last year. New York […]

UN Considers Removing Peacekeepers From Haiti

The United Nations has publicly expressed consideration over removing military personnel from its peacekeeping mission in Haiti. The mission, known locally by its French acronym MINUSTAH, has been established in Haiti since 2004, during a time of extreme civil unrest. The UN stepped in right after President Bertrand Aristide was […]