One of the most disastrous and long-stretched battles going in the Middle-east is the Turks vs the Kurds. The Turks represent the republic of Turkey and the Kurds represent the Kurdish insurgent groups which from 15% to 20% of the population. It’s predominantly fought in the East and Southeast Turkey with spillovers in Northern Iraq and Northern Syria.
The middle-east region has been in a state of turmoil for decades with episodes of civil wars, uprisings, and airstrikes making it to the news headlines almost every other day. The ongoing Cold War between the region’s two most powerful nations has torn the region apart, resulting in two of the worst humanitarian crises the world has witnessed.
Relations between North and South Korea have been rather tense for some time, which might be an understatement. Last year we saw North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un walking over the border to shake hands with South Korea’s President, Moon Jae-In. Well even though the third summit was proposed between the two leaders, right now the North isn’t exactly in the USA’s good books. South Korea’s big brother certainly watches over this relationship like a brooding mother. Let’s discuss how this division started.
At a time when countries are signing peace treaties and signing bilateral trade agreements, why would Russia violate a peace treaty that could lead to a possible war? A mere 5 years after the Global Recession that affected the world, Russia included, why would Russia threaten its own economic and industrial prosperity? At a time when countries are striving to protect their own citizens against possible and probable terror attacks, why would one nation offer citizenship and protection to an entire city of foreigners? The answers to these questions lie in the rationale behind why did Russia annex Crimea?
The cold war between the United States of America and the then Soviet Union ended in 1991 with the disintegration of the Soviet Union. But there is one nation still bearing the brunt of this cold war which ended almost three decades ago. The country is none other than our Asian ally Afghanistan.
“An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind”
A quote like this is now more relevant than ever considering that we are part of a world with nuclear technology and weapons. We live in an age of nuclear technology where the strength of a nation is not measured by the army or the defense system it possesses, but simply by the number of nuclear warheads a country owns. Because of the powers of these weapons and their devastating impact, all the countries have somehow ended up being part of a race to gather and develop nuclear weapons before others. But the irony lies in the fact that these weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), have actually helped in promoting world peace and preventing wars. The rise of nuclear is the major reason, along with some
Wars have always been an integral part of our growing economy. With time, the definition of war too progressed. Now wars aren’t battled with arms and ammunitions like the two world wars. In the 21 st Century, the wars have evolved as well.