Zimbabwe Coup Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe Coup: What’s Next for Mnangagwa and the Country?

Military coups are the least of a laughing matter. They usually involve heavy gunfire, loss of life and bloodshed. Civilians are mostly affected by such situations and adversely so. Typical day to day activities such as in businesses, schools and hospitals are rudely disrupted making matters more complicated. The Zimbabwe Military Coup and swearing in of new President Mnangagwa, however, was in many ways different.
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Laser Weapons

Laser Weapons in the US Military: The Future of War

Laser Weapons of all sorts are usually the most prominent feature of your favorite Science-Fiction flick. Colorful and incredible slow laser beams blowing up stuff in a galaxy far far away. That depiction, of course, is more fantasy than fiction. But it doesn’t change the fact that the US Military doesn’t just research Laser Weapons, it already has several in use.
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Lake Chad Crisis

The Lake Chad Crisis: Urgent, Complex, and Almost Completely Ignored

#In the first world, we generally understand our privilege when compared to many other countries. We know that there’s more terrorism in the Middle East, less government stability in Venezuela, and the Maldives is disappearing due to climate change. What we never hear about, however, is the Lake Chad Crisis.
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Bay of Bengal

The Bay of Bengal: The Arms Race

South Asia is one of richest regions in the world due to its wealth of minerals, beautiful climate, a variety of products, the manufacturing sector, and industries. This region is divided into the world’s three rapidly developing countries: Pakistan, China, and India. And the focus is on the Bay of Bengal.
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China Artificial Islands

Artificial Islands in China: Fake Islands, Real Weapons

After World War II, the U.S emerged as a superpower; a nation bent on ruling the world. Dropping a nuclear bomb on Japan, killing thousands of innocent people, created a sense of alarm and threat among the other countries. It caused a fear to lose their sovereignty not only before the U.S but to any other country. This is the story of artificial islands in China.
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Reality of War

The Realities of War

In every aspect of life, there tends to be a desire to have others see things from our own perspective. If this would be the case, then, in theory, we would all share the same views and opinions about basic values, uniting for common goals and building stronger economies and a more united human world instead of waging war. But, this is not the case and as such, our differences in wants and needs, political inclinations of self-serving leaders, and mutual disrespect has always been the bane of all wars.
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Spratly Islands: Vietnam vs. China

Spratly Islands: Is Vietnam Challenging Chinese Hegemony?

You may have heard about the building of artificial islands in the South China Sea in recent years. This is usually associated with China staking territorial claims to an assorted medley of islands, islets, cays, and reefs before building on them. Vietnam has taken a similar route with the expansion of its own islands within the area, most notably the Spratly Islands.
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