Little is known in the West about India’s bloody clashes with its Maoist movement. But for years, India is facing an insurgery of the so called Naxalite fighters. Only on May 29th 17 people were brutally killed in an ambush in the central eastern state of Chhattisgarh and more than 20 others injured. Incidents like this are not seldom at ... Read More »
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Turan – A United Turkic Nation?
When talking about “Turks” one normally refers to the inhabitants of Turkey. A reference which seems quite natural for a country called Turkey. But the modern state of Turkey is not very old. It was established only in 1923 as the successor state of the Ottoman Empire. During the period of the Ottoman Sultanate, the inhabitants of this political unit ... Read More »
The Rohingya People of Birma – Lost on the Brink
Lately more and more happy news are being heard from Myanmar (Burma), since the country is slowly developing from military dictatorship to a civil society. With Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma has its own heroine in the struggle for the freedom of Burma. But freedom does not seem to be destined for all. In the extreme ... Read More »
Where Stands Pakistan in the War Against Terror?
Until the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, hardly anyone knew neither Afghanistan nor Pakistan. Through the struggle against the Soviet Union the West became increasingly aware of this region of the world. The mujahideen, the heroes of the Hindu Kush, which drove the Communists out of the country, have caused great admiration all over the world. The West feared ... Read More »
Europe’s Fear of China
Since the internet bubble burst in 2000 and brought the world’s stock markets to collapse neither Europe nor the U.S. could really stabilize their economic situation. The stock market rebounded shortly only to crash unnoticed again soon after. The most recent major event was the subprime mortgage crisis. As a result of this, virtually all national banks of the western countries ... Read More »