Author: Jimmy Bellam

The Modernization And Expansion Of East Asian Militaries

East Asian free-market democracies are boosting military capabilities to combat China’s increasingly powerful presence. This military transformation has the United States (U.S.) support and it is occurring alongside similar military modernizations throughout the world. Despite taking place in different military sectors and contrasting national and cultural contexts, the modernizations share

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The Fight For West Papua

On Wednesday, protesters at the Land Forces Expo in Brisbane rallied against producers who supply weapons to Indonesia. There have been persistent allegations that Indonesian security forces have perpetrated severe human rights abuses on Melanesian West Papuans, including extrajudicial killings. The West Papua Liberation Army (WPLA) conducted an ambush attack

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A Wider Approach To The Malian Coup And Militant Insurgency

In late May, 38-year-old Colonel Assimi Goita staged a military coup in Mali for the second time in nine months. President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane were arrested by soldiers after Goita was not consulted on a cabinet reshuffle. Following international pressure, Goita has affirmed that democratic elections

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Peace: A Distant Notion For Myanmar’s People

No end is in sight for conflict in Myanmar, which continues to worsen months after the Tatmadaw military coup. So far, approximately over 800 civilians have been killed since the military coup on February 1. The Tatmadaw has used highly disproportionate force, opening fire on peaceful protesters. Currently, 4,000 protestors

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Violence Escalates in the Long-Running Israel-Palestine Conflict

Rising Israel-Palestinian tensions have continued to escalate since last Monday. At least 140 Palestinians, 40 of whom were children, were killed by Israeli air strikes following Gaza’s Hamas firing rockets into Jerusalem. Eight Israelis have been killed. Hamas’ rockets came after 305 Palestinians and 21 Israeli police officers were injured

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