The Rohingya conflict in Western Burma is a conflict between the state of Burma and its Rohingya Muslim minority since 1947, also sometimes involving Buddhist Rakhine groups and individuals. Around 800,000 Muslim Rohingyas live in Burma with around 80% living in the western state of Rakhine. Most of them have been denied citizenship by the Burmese government. The United … [Read more...] about What is Rohingya Conflict?
The Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline (also known as Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India Pipeline, TAP or TAPI) is a proposed natural gas pipeline being developed by the Asian Development Bank. Expected to be completed around 2017, the pipeline will transport Caspian Sea natural gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan into Pakistan and then to India. The abbreviation comes … [Read more...] about TAPI Pipeline Project
The Sri Lankan Civil War was a conflict fought on the island of Sri Lanka. Beginning on 23 July 1983, there was an intermittent insurgency against the government by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (the LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers), an independent militant organization which fought to create an independent Tamil state called Tamil Eelam in the north and the east of … [Read more...] about What is Sri lanka’s war all about?
The Obama administration has adopted a policy of rebalancing toward Asia and in recent months has detailed this in military, economic and trade, human rights and diplomatic initiatives. President Barack Obama has personally affirmed that the U.S. will play a leadership role in Asia for many years to come. … [Read more...] about What is Pivot to Asia?
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security. Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action through Security Council resolutions; it is the only UN … [Read more...] about UN Security Council