Khan Lawmakers Quit En Masse As Pakistan Parliament Elects Sharif PM

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan was recently ousted by his own Parliament as the opposition submitted a motion of No Confidence. In the beginning of April 2022, Khan, in a televised speech, explained that he was given three choices by the “Establishment”, Pakistan’s ruling elite of the army,

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Kremlin Draws On Diverse Tactics To Sanction Russian Escalation

Ten weeks into the conflict in Ukraine, a question for responsive defense policy reasserts itself: what constitutes escalation? In a war that has disrupted the global economy and established enormous stakes for the geopolitical distribution of resources, supply chain management is a primary tool of engagement. Both Russia and the

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New Defense Agreement Between Japan And Thailand

Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida and Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha have signed a new defense agreement increasing the transfer of defense hardware and technology between the two nations and upgrading their economic relations. Tokyo has agreed to loan Thailand 50 billion yen ($385 million) and will extend the country

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Significance Of Closing Dabaab And Kakuma Refugee Camp

In March 2021, the Kenyan government gave the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) a 14-day ultimatum to develop a plan to shut down the Kakuma and Dadaab camps. The shocking announcement left all humanitarian organizations and refugees in contemplation of solutions. Unarguably, Kenya’s generosity to provide land and some

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Israel Demands Apology In Light Of Russian Official’s Anti-Semitic Comments

Israel has demanded an apology from Russia after Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, claimed that Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins, Reuters reports. The Middle Eastern nation has further accused Lavrov of being anti-Semitic and disregarding the history of the Holocaust.  Lavrov’s anti-Semitic comments were supposedly intended to be a justification

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Nigerian Government Under Fire After Mismanaged Hostage Event

Just under six weeks ago, on March 28th, 68 passengers were abducted by terrorists after the bombing of an Abuja Kaduna train in Nigeria. After five weeks of no word from either the terrorists or their victims, contact was finally made at the end of April depicting the current state

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U.S.- Mexico Relations Marked By Lack Of Foreign Aid To Central America

On May 4th of 2022, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asked the U.S. to increase its financial investment in Central American countries. President Obrador posited that increased U.S. investment in Central America would lessen northward migration by facilitating economic stability. These statements were made amid a reorientation of U.S.-Mexican

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Saudis Feel ‘Let Down’ By The U.S. Over Houthi Security Threats

On May 2nd, Prince Turki Al Faisal expressed Saudi Arabia’s disappointment in the lack of support from the United States against the Houthis. With the U.S.’s declining commitment to the Saudi-led coalition, many Saudis are concerned about security threats and increased acts of violence from the Houthis.   Prince Al Faisal,

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Syria’s Eleven-Year Civil War Has Created An Educational Crisis

14.5 million people and 6.5 million children in Syria need humanitarian assistance, breaking a record the country set in 2011. 90% of Syrians are living in poverty and are unable to make ends meet. Social and civilian services infrastructure have suffered severe destruction, further limiting resources available for families. Prices

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Russia’s Bolshoi Drops Shows By Two Directors Who Spoke Out Against War

The prestigious Bolshoi Theatre in Russia has abruptly canceled a series of performances by two directors who have both spoken out against the ongoing war in Ukraine. The theatre cited no official justification for canceling Timofey Kuliabin’s Don Pasquale opera and Kirill Serebrennikov’s Nureyev dance. Kuliabin has used his Instagram

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Russian Mercenaries Linked To Civilian Abuses In Central African Republic

Russian mercenaries from the Wagner Group have been accused of torturing and killing civilians in the Central African Republic. Human Rights Watch released a report detailing these incidents, citing evidence from interviews with victims and witnesses, Western governments, and United Nations experts. The alleged atrocities include executions, unlawful detainments, torture,

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Extreme Heat Waves In India And Pakistan Expose Governmental Vulnerabilities

India and Pakistan are experiencing extreme days-long heat waves with little relief – not even night temperatures cool. Thanks to the string of heat waves, these countries have sweltered under record-high temperatures throughout March and April. As summer’s heat threatens to pick up, the India Meteorological Department has assigned most

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