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Insofar as the defeat of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) merits international delight, its emergence in Afghanistan has transformed the country’s war dynamic. Referred to as Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K), the Sunni Muslim extremist group has...

The Islamic State and Afghanistan’s Hazaras

Insofar as the defeat of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) merits international delight, its emergence in Afghanistan has transformed the country’s war dynamic. Referred to as Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K), the Sunni Muslim extremist group has...

The growing presence of ‘fake news’ has drastically changed political discussions, with many fearing the larger ramifications of its growing influence on larger  governing bodies. Fake news has progressed deep into many political landscapes with...

Singapore’s Fake News Bill: Is This The Real Deal?

The growing presence of ‘fake news’ has drastically changed political discussions, with many fearing the larger ramifications of its growing influence on larger  governing bodies. Fake news has progressed deep into many political landscapes with...

The World Economic Forum this year in Davos, Switzerland, made clear the unfortunate stress that continues to increasingly pressure Afghani Officials. In Davos, President Ashraf Ghani vocalized his frustration at witnessing the death of 45,000 securi...

A Diplomatic Conundrum: Seeking Peace in Afghanistan

The World Economic Forum this year in Davos, Switzerland, made clear the unfortunate stress that continues to increasingly pressure Afghani Officials. In Davos, President Ashraf Ghani vocalized his frustration at witnessing the death of 45,000 securi...

The blue bins are for recycling; everyone knows that. Everything in those bins gets melted down and reused for manufacturing paper or plastics in the future. Except that this isn’t happening anymore. In Philadelphia, for example, the municipality i...

Down In The Dumps

The blue bins are for recycling; everyone knows that. Everything in those bins gets melted down and reused for manufacturing paper or plastics in the future. Except that this isn’t happening anymore. In Philadelphia, for example, the municipality i...

Japan is opening its doors. After a long tradition of stringent immigration policies that severely limited the number of foreigners allowed to reside in its borders, Japan recently set forth new policy proposals which would create new visa categories...

Zainichis: A Cautionary Tale

Japan is opening its doors. After a long tradition of stringent immigration policies that severely limited the number of foreigners allowed to reside in its borders, Japan recently set forth new policy proposals which would create new visa categories...

When the eyes of the world fall upon Myanmar, they see the Rohingya crisis occurring in the western part of the Southeast Asian country, but rarely do they look at another insidious situation occurring to the east. In the lawless Shan state in Easter...

The Rise of Myanmar’s Methamphetamine

When the eyes of the world fall upon Myanmar, they see the Rohingya crisis occurring in the western part of the Southeast Asian country, but rarely do they look at another insidious situation occurring to the east. In the lawless Shan state in Easter...