Inside view of Myanmar’s Rohingya insurgency

An Asia Times investigation into Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh shows the insurgent Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army relies on religion and coercion to recruit its sometimes reluctant members By Carlos Sardiña Galache Four months ago, while walking to his house from the mosque in his village in Maungdaw in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Rasheed Ali was … Continue reading Inside view of Myanmar’s Rohingya insurgency

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Karzai warns Afghans and neighbors to resist ‘US agenda’

Karzai is confident that Afghans and regional stakeholders support his crusade against the “American agenda” in Afghanistan, which he describes as an attempt to create disharmony among nations By Ruchi Kumar   Three years since he left office, the presence of former president Hamid Karzai still lingers in the corridors of Afghan politics. The fact … Continue reading Karzai warns Afghans and neighbors to resist ‘US agenda’

War on terror in Southeast Asia

The ongoing siege of Marawi City in the Philippines marks the start of a volatile new phase in the region's long battle with violent Islamic extremism By David Hutt, @davidhuttjourno When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law over the southern island of Mindanao to combat an Islamic State-linked militant attack on Marawi City, it … Continue reading War on terror in Southeast Asia

SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) growing importance

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's role in global affairs continues to increase: the bloc has now focused on counterterrorism issues in the Eurasian "heartland" and the US and EU have to take this into account The West now has no other choice but to take the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) into account, Alexander Dugin, political scientist and the … Continue reading SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) growing importance

Europe – Migrant Crisis – Migrant Invasion Could Mean War for Greece and Turkey

Source: TRUNEWS The European Union's commissioner for migration urged EU member states on Monday (November 28) to take more refugees and send more asylum experts to help with the processing of migrants in countries such as Greece, where tensions have escalated at overcrowded camps. "The crisis we are all confronted with is far away from being … Continue reading Europe – Migrant Crisis – Migrant Invasion Could Mean War for Greece and Turkey