Category Archives: Asia Pacific

South China Sea Ruling Imminent as World Powers Prepare to Test Their Strength

Tensions are high between Washington and Beijing this week as the International Court of Arbitration makes it ruling over China’s actions in the South China Sea. The region, a major shipping route in the region, is largely claimed by China … Continue reading

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Indonesia Unjustly Condemned for Executing Drug Smugglers Unjustly

Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has released five political prisoners in Papua over the weekend, mere weeks after failing to show the same generosity to eight drug smugglers who have been executed by firing squad. Jokowi, president since October of … Continue reading

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Chinese Aggression in South China Sea Steps Up as Military Airstrip Rises Above the Waves

Amid China’s attempts to claim the entirety of the South China Sea, the construction of an airstrip suitable for military purposes is now clearly visible on one of the disputed islands. The runway is on Fiery Cross Reef, part of the … Continue reading

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