• South Asia

    The Threat of Nuclear War in the 2020s

    With the upcoming expiration of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the U.S. and Russia in 2021, there will no longer be a non-proliferation agreement between the two countries. Rising tensions between Russia and the U.S. has reignited some of the fear of impending nuclear destruction. However, experts argue

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    The British Colonial Legacy of Divide and Rule in South Asia

    “Divide et impera was an old Roman maxim, and it shall be ours,” wrote Lord Elphinstone in 1857, in regards to the British Empire in India. This old colonial tactic of “divide and rule” is still very relevant today, and continues to inform the ethnic and religious divisions and the

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    Kashmir: The Prolonged Cry for Human Rights

    The past year has been difficult for Kashmir, an Indian administered region of dispute that has recently lost its semi-autonomous status. Since then, human rights violations and forceful measures have riddled the valley, and the global pandemic has only made matters worse. In a similar trend to the last 73

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    A House Made of BRICS

    In recent years, the term BRICS has been widely circulated throughout the realm of international relations.  BRICS – an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – refers to the biggest rising powers in the 21st Century. The current shift in the global system poses an opportunity for

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    The Rohingya Genocide is Rooted in British Colonialism

    Satellite images of townships in Myanmar’s Rakhine State reveal entire Rohingya villages that have been burned to the ground, reduced to smouldering rubble and ash, while nearby ethnic Rakhine Buddhist villages remain intact.  In the past few years, Myanmar has engaged in an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya Muslim

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