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Power PLA: A New Chinese Village on the Bhutan-China Border

On January 5, 2021, Posted by , In Asia, By ,,, , With No Comments

By Haley Grizzell In November, Chinese media revealed shocking images of a new village built inside an area that has been disputed by China and Bhutan for decades. All this despite recent statements by Lotay Tsering, the prime minister of Bhutan, saying that negotiations over the Bhutan-China border had been…

UAE Motivations for the Abraham Accords

On January 1, 2021, Posted by , In Middle East,Uncategorized, By ,, , With No Comments

By Hunter Huillet The Abraham Accords are a groundbreaking step in warming Arab relations with Israel. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu went as far as to describe it as, “a pivot of history. It heralds a new dawn of peace.” It was a significant policy switch for the United Arab…

The Aftermath of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s Death

On December 12, 2020, Posted by , In Middle East,Uncategorized, By , , With Comments Off on The Aftermath of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s Death

By Hunter Huillet The killing of the Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was the latest event to escalate tensions in the Middle East between the US and Israel, and Iran. The head of the Iranian nuclear program was killed in his car in an ambush supposedly done by satellite-controlled machine…

Rethinking Resort Islands: American Efforts to Shore up Connections to the South China Sea

On December 6, 2020, Posted by , In Asia, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Rethinking Resort Islands: American Efforts to Shore up Connections to the South China Sea

By Haley Grizzell Since its independence from the United Kingdom in 1965, other countries have known the Republic of Maldives mostly as a honeymoon destination for Bollywood actors. However, the archipelago is now seeing renewed attention for a more strategic purpose. The sea surrounding the islands is the Laccadive Sea,…

Re-education or Genocide? Chinese Oppression of Xinjiang’s Uyghurs

By Hannah Pitt and Haley Grizzell Behind green barbed-wire fences sit rows of men and rows of women, segregated by gender. They have been stripped of any religious clothing and instead wear royal blue jumpsuits. Behind these fences, Uyghur Muslims go to have “their thoughts transformed.” China claims these camps are necessary…