The US is easing arms embargo to Vietnam

In early October 2014, the United States announced that it is easing certain parts of the arms embargo against Vietnam. The easing of the policy comes after 40 years after the Vietnam War. The easing will help Vietnam to improve its maritime security and allow defense articles to be shipped to Vietnam in the future. […]

Whereabouts of kidnapped girls still unknown

It has been almost six months since the Islamic group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 Nigerian school girls in the northeastern part of the country from a government run Secondary School. By May of 2014, 53 girls have escaped. It appears that extremists are still holding 219 teen age girls and the government is unable to […]

Indonesia to sworn in a new President

Newly elected President, Joko Widodo, of the Indonesia is expected to be sworn in on October 20, 2014. The former Governor of Jakarta and the country is at a crossroad. Diminishing growth, budget issues, and more importantly lack of power over the Parliament are key issues for the newly elected President. Mr. Widodo won the […]

The Middle East mess

The United States and its allies are aiming to degrade and destroy ever increasing ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). But fighting them in Syria creates a dilemma for the US. Destroying them helps the Bashar al-Assad’s regime which the US is aiming to get rid of. Since Iran and Russia are also […]

Sanctions on Russia also impacting European countries

It is not just Russia paying the price of Western sanctions due to its policy on Ukraine. Western sanctions went after finance, commerce, energy, and defense industry of Russia. Weeks after Western sanctions, President Putin imposed a one-year ban on many agricultural products from all countries including the European Union, the United States, Australia, Norway, […]

Will the Scotland leave the perfect union?

Scots have their own Parliament, court system and many more but they are still part of the United Kingdom. A group of nationalists wants to sever their association with the UK and the Scotland will vote in an upcoming “yes” or “no” referendum scheduled for September 18, 2014. Age limit to cast a ballot for […]

What is a Muslim Caliphate?

The Internet and many other printed publications highlight atrocities caused by a group known as the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) who are ravaging parts of Syria and Iraq. Most recently they are also called ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). Levant territory covers Syria, Iraq, parts of Turkey and Iran. […]

Brutal ISIS is making headlines

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or lately called the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is making havoc in Iraq lately. The extremist Islamic group is capturing parts of Syria, the West and north regions of Iraq, and advancing at a lightning speed towards Bagdad. They are known for brutal attacks […]