July 11th, 2021
Multiple stateless ethnic groups globally demand self-determination through an independent country, autonomous rights, federalism, or democratization. Among them, the Kurds are the largest stateless ethnic group. There are approximately 30 million Kurds spread across Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria, and Armenia. Despite the prevalence of Kurdish movements over almost a century, some critical factors have prevented their success in forming a nation-state. So, what is preventing the formation of an independent Kurdish state in the Middle East?
June 23rd, 2021
With a rich blend of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Animism, Taoism, and other indigenous and non-aligned beliefs, Southeast Asia could be considered the most religiously diverse region globally. Yet, in a world where religious atrocities and its securitization scramble for space on news headlines, how does such a region maintain its pluralist nature in harmony?
February 20th, 2021
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has issues affiliated with self-determination and autonomy in many of its regions. Along with those systematic conflicts, the country also violates various human rights. Despite this, most nations explicitly agree with PRC’s claim over certain territories- including even the most autonomous of all, Taiwan (Republic of China).
December 9th, 2020
Indian resources and industries were depleted before gaining independence, and the socioeconomic status of the nation was in ruins. A lot was done to alleviate the perils that the young nation faced leading to various successes and failures.