Kuriles Kuril islands

Kuril Islands: Canoodling Over The Kuriles

Ever heard of Kuriles or the Kuril Islands? Well you should have! This volcanic archipelago that stretches across the Sea of Okhotsk in between Russia’s Far East region and Japan’s Hokkaido has been the subject of a serious territorial dispute that has scratched heads and sharpened bayonets for decades.
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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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TV Wars: Media Censorship on the Rise in India and Pakistan

Ever since the military confrontation between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control (LOC) began after the September 18th attack on the Uri Base in the Indian Administered Kashmir, in which 17 Indian Soldiers were killed, erupted a country-wide protest against Pakistan and political workers of some hardcore Hindu nationalist groups like RSS and Shiv-Sina demanded a complete boycott of Pakistan.
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What They Took With Them

Cate Blanchett, Douglas Booth, Peter Capaldi, Jesse Eisenberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Neil Gaiman, Kit Harington, Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson and Stanley Tucci perform the rhythmic poem ‘What They Took With Them’. You can sign the #WithRefugees petition here.
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