Tagged: Asia

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2003. They moved the country away from secularism and towards conservative Islamic rule. (Photo: Wikimedia commons).

It’s an Emergency! (Or is it?)

Erdoğan’s referendum isn’t about a strong or secure Turkey, it’s about friends, enemies and power-grabbing. To understand Turkey’s state of emergency and recent referendum it’s worth looking to Carl Schmitt. He remarked: “Sovereign is...

Burhan Wani, a commander of a Kashmiri militant group who was killed on 8th July. (Photo: Hindustan Times)

Paradise on Earth

Indian emperors and poets have referred to Kashmir as “paradise on Earth”. However, recent riots have shown that the region is anything but. Akshay Narayan explains the way forward. Burhan Wani, a 21- or...

A Houthi fighter at the aftermath of an air strike in a residential area. (Photo: Reuters)

How Britain Is Destroying Yemen

Since September 2014, Yemen has been the battleground for a detrimental civil war, and received devastating air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition. Yet has anything actually been achieved? The beginning of the recent civil...

Barred: Myanmar is making small steps towards democracy. But it’s not over yet. (Photo: The Telegraph)

Myanmar: Long Road to Democracy

Matt Gillow reports from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) on the country’s transition from military dictatorship to tentative democracy. Myanmar: a country on the brink of something great. It is, by all intents and...

The Second Rise of the Samurai?

There has been much coverage in world media recently concerning Japan’s supposed “rearmament”, alongside and somewhat in reaction to the killing of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto by ISIS. But is this actually anything to...

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