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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Fake Islands, Real Weapons

After World War II, the U.S emerged as a super power, a nation bent on ruling the world. But what they did by dropping a nuclear bomb on Japan, killing thousands of innocent people, created a sense of alarm and threat among the other countries, fearing to lose their sovereignty not only before the U.S, but to any other country.
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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 should 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. 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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Vietnam and the Disputed Spratly Islands; Challenging Chinese Hegemony?

You may have heard about the building of artificial islands in the South China Sea in recent years, and this is usually associated with China staking territorial claims to an assorted medley of islands, islets, cays and reefs before building on them, yet Vietnam has taken a similar route with the expansion of it’s own islands within the area.
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Was Afghanistan a Wasted Effort?

The current situation in Afghanistan is specifically the result of the 1996 Civil War of Afghanistan. It was the time when the Taliban seized Kabul, and established their own government named the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, and this newly established government received acceptance by three Islamic States: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan.
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Tensions in Crimea

It has been nearly two and a half years since the illustrious Putin gave the marching orders for the full-scale annexation of the Crimean peninsula, yet the contentiousness has failed to evaporate in the prolonged tense political atmosphere.
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