Photo Credits: News conference during high level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council, St Petersburg 2013, by The Presidential Press and Information Office from www.kremlin.ru – Licensed by Creative Commons under Wikimedia Commons
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Russia and Turkey’s Tensions Show Hidden Distrusts

Turkey’s shooting of the Russia’s war plane has ignited fury from both countries. Neither side has backed down from their stance; the heated row reveals Moscow and Ankara’s own underlying tensions behind their alliance in fighting the Islamic State. On 24 November 2015, Turkey shot down a Russian SU-24 plane which was flying along …

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Why The Paris Attacks Got More Media Attention

The Paris attacks have united people to stand in solidarity against terrorism and to grieve for those who died. On Facebook you see friends putting up an image of the French flag on their profile pictures while Twitter is inundated with #PrayforParis hashtags. Across the globe, citizens have dedicated vigils to …

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Paris Attacks: Major Terrorist Strikes Now and Before

The world mourns for the victims who died in the Paris Attacks this month. Global leaders have joined together pledging to put an end to the Islamic State.  The blasts and shootings killed 129 people and more than 200 wounded. Since the September 11 attacks, George W. Bush vowed that the …

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Photo credits: Image of Aung San Suu Kyi giving speech in 2011 by Htoo Tay Zar - Licensed under Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons
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Myanmar elections shine new hopes for citizens

NLD supporters have flooded the capital city Yangon like a red sea as Myanmar holds its first elections in 25 years. The NLD, led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, is predicted to win the elections by a landslide. Burmese citizens have placed high hopes that their next …

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China-Taiwan talks – new hopes for reunification?

Leaders of China and Taiwan met for the first time since 1949 when the Kuomintang (KMT) government was driven out of the mainland by the Communists. This historical meeting marks a special occasion for the Chinese people as this could be a sign of stronger friendship and better prospects for …

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The South China Sea – What’s at stake?

Tensions in the South China Sea flare up as the US sent a guided-missile destroyer within 12 nautical miles of the man-made islands China had built in the disputed zone. Washington’s bold move is in response to Beijing’s growing assertiveness in claiming the Spratly Islands. As other smaller Asian countries …

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Why it’s now or never for Russia to save Assad

Russia’s decision to send in military airstrikes to assist Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has drawn international condemnation. Since the outpour of Syrian migrants making their way to Western Europe, world leaders have become more desperate to end the civil war once and for all. The conflict has ravaged the country …

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China should keep its promise to let Hong Kong become a democracy

It is been almost one year since Occupy Central shook Hong Kong and Beijing. Despite the movement’s failure, pro-democracy supporters vowed they will continue fight for universal suffrage. Occupy Central has also shown us the great divide between Hong Kong and China has existed before Occupy Central. Photo credit: pasuay …

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The Plight of the Rohingya Muslims: The World Turns a Blind Eye

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been trapped in the waters of Southeast Asia while the ASEAN nations, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, debate on how to settle the mass influx of migrants trying to cross their borders. The United Nations say Rohingyas are one of the world’s most persecuted people, yet …

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China-India Trade Deals and Enduring Tensions

India’s Prime Minister Narenda Modi has just returned from a landmark visit to China where the two countries signed trade deals worth more than $22 billion. From a narrow perspective it seems that common prosperity brings the two rising powers together. However, in the grander scheme of things, trade deals are not …

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