Mengru Lin


Recent Development In Climate Change

A recent NASA report confirms September 2017 as the fourth warmest September in the modern temperature record history. In fact, September 2017 was 0.80 degrees Celsius higher than the mean temperature in September between 1951 and 1980. This figure was close to that of the warmest months of September (September […]


North Korea: A Dichotomized Picture Of Development

The nuclear and missile threat caused by North Korea has become increasingly imminent for countries all over the world, especially the United States. It is reported by the Economist that, Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, would “surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire.” […]


The Turkish-backed Operation In Syria’s Idlib

On October 7, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced that his country was carrying out an anti-terror operation in Syria’s Idlib. He explained this with such affirming words: “We won’t allow a terror corridor along our Syrian border.” In his perspective, the operation had the attempts to offer safety […]


Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen

Yemen is being faced with the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, which has caused millions of civilians to face starvation, including men, women, children and the elderly as well. Over 600,000 people in the country have suffered from cholera and even around 2,000 have died from the disease. Nearly 2 million […]


The Rohingya: Vague Identity, Constant Mobility, And Miserable Destiny

In early September, a group of Rohingya Muslims crossed the Bangladesh border and proceeded with their new life challenges. Over the decades, they have been raped, tortured, and displaced from Myanmar in appalling conditions. The fierce conflict between Rohingya militants and security forces in Myanmar has resulted in devastating consequences: […]


The Peace Process In Colombia

The Colombian government, political groups and civilians are seeking peace after decades of conflict. Since taking office in 2010, President Juan Manuel Santos has fought hard to advance this goal. Along with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the largest Colombian rebel group, both parties are finally pursuing peace […]


Venezuela’s Economic Crisis: Facts, Consequences, Responses And Solutions

In accordance with the reports by Al Jazeera, Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world, but has gradually turned into the poorest performer in the region, concerning the growth of GDP per capita.


Syrian Refugees: Resettlement And New Lives

After escaping from the civil war in Syria to various host countries, such as Turkey, Greece, and Scandinavia, Syrian refugees have been resettled and begun their new lives. The Syrian Civil War began in 2011, with an anti-regime uprising starting in March of the same year. During this period, over […]


Migrant Crisis In Europe: Crossing The Mediterranean Sea

There are thousands of people trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Italy illegally every year. Among them, the majority are Nigerians who flee their home country to Europe, mainly through Libya. Similarly, people from Bangladesh, Guinea, Gambia, Senegal, and Morocco also join the troop of risky crossing, Bloomberg reports. […]


The Battle For Mosul: Devastating Consequences To The City And Citizens

The battle for Mosul began in October 2016, with the goal of retaking the second largest city in Iraq from the Islamic State (IS). This huge military operation was a great success for the Iraqi government: on the 10th of July 2017, the nation’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally announced […]