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The Blacklisting of Masood Azhar and its Impact on Relations in Asia

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By: Maria Cano “Indian Muslims hold a scratched photo of Jaish-e-Mohammad group chief, Masood Azhar, who was added to a UN sanctions list on Wednesday” (Gupta 2019)             On May 1, 2019, the United Nations Security Council placed Masood Azhar on its sanctions list for his leadership of Jaish-e-Mohammed, a…

ISIS In the Philippines (Part I)

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By: Jeff Bates Image of the church that was bombed on Mindanao.  (Holcombe, Madeline; Simonette, Virma. 2019). After nearly five years, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has essentially been defeated.  Despite this, many parts of the world have extremist groups that have pledged allegiance to ISIS.  The…

Australia’s PM Morrison and Regional Implications

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By: Jeff Bates Australia has long since been a crucial ally with the United States.  As a right-leaning politician, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is likely to uphold stability and economic prosperity in Australia.  Morrison’s election was a surprise win in Australia as the country faces extreme drought and the destruction…

Modi’s Reelection: What are the Implications?

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By: Maria Cano Narendra Modi, prime minister of India since 2014, won this year’s election by a landslide last Thursday (Das, 2019). His party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept parliament, securing a majority with 303 seats (Ayres, 2019). This victory follows a campaign focused on national security, Hindu-first rhetoric,…

The Organization and History of Pakistan’s Military

By: Maria Cano The Pakistan Armed Forces were created from the British Indian Army in 1947 (Heathcote 1995, 253). They are comprised of the Army, Navy, and Airforce and are led by Zubair Mahmood Hayat, who currently serves as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (Shaikh 2016; Blood…