Monthly Archives: June 2013

Women Soldiers in Thailand’s Deep South

Originally posted on Thailand News:
As violence continues in Thailand’s southern border region, security personnel are the most vulnerable targets of insurgent attacks. Like their male counterparts, female paramilitary rangers are no exception. Despite life-threats around the clock, they have…

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Modern Day Slavery

http://pslarson2.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/trafficking-map.jpg Rarely will I post straight statistics and block quotes on the blog, but I think to truly grasp the magnitude of Modern Day Slavery it is important to start with the basics. There are more people enslaved today than

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Mexican Drug War

Just across the border, there is a war being waged for the control of the country of Mexico. This war is not heavily covered in the media, and for the most part mass murders and disappearances have become commonplace within

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Turning Point in US Foreign Policy Towards Syria

http://www.themorningsidepost.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/APTOPIX_Mideast_Syria_0b384.jpg After months of political posturing and an unwillingness to take a firm stance on the issue, the United States has finally stepped up to the plate and confirms that the Assad regime did indeed use chemical weapons against his

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The Arab Spring

Originally posted on WarPaint:
Brisbane. 12:43pm. Taking into account what is happening in Turkey and how it could be classified as a part of the Arab Spring, now is a good time to establish what the Arab Spring is, how…

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Japan and Russia to Pursue World War II Peace Treaty

http://www.straitstimes.com/sites/straitstimes.com/files/rusjap2904e.jpg Nearly 68 years ago, World War II officially came to a close.  However, two belligerents have still never signed a peace treaty and now, 68 years later, Japan and Russia have agreed to pursue peace.  This development comes after

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French Foreign Minister Confirms Use of Sarin Gas in Syria

http://images.alarabiya.net/56/66/640x392_81259_253622.jpg   French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has confirmed that the sarin gas has been used in Syria by the regime against the rebels. This is the most definitive report that has been made by a foreign government in relation

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