This thought-piece argues that if North Korea falls, particularly as a result of conflict, the fight may only just be beginning. How would South Korea and the US deal with a post-unification North Korean insurgency? An American air force professor weighs in.
Britain’s lawmakers have an important question to decide: should laws continue to be written on parchment or paper? Paper is cheaper, but much less durable and does not have centuries of tradition attached. Then again, do all of these laws need to be preserved for that long?
In a first for Asia, Taiwan’s highest court has ruled that same-sex marriage should be allowed. While that doesn’t quite mean it’s law yet, it does mean it likely soon will be.
The Philippines has had a long-standing insurgent problem in the south, but violence has been escalating since 2014 when one of the groups pledged allegiance to ISIS. Is a caliphate being established in these southern islands? How might the president’s new declaration of martial law escalate?
Somaliland declared itself a state 26 years ago and has been functioning relatively well since then. Unfortunately, no one has recognized it as a country and still pretends it is part of the state of Somalia, which in itself is also mostly a pretense. Despite not having international legitimacy, Somaliland has been trying to develop an economy and preserve security in its territory. With drought creating famine, however, the lack of recognition is now a serious problem as it inhibits aid from reaching those most in need.
One of the unintended consequences of China cracking down on South Korean imports has been a rise of homegrown boy band talent. One of the groups gaining the most popularity, interestingly, is actually made up exclusively of women.
Fascinating interview about life under siege in Syria’s East Ghouta. As the subject notes, bombs are probably the most likely thing that will kill you, but if not that, then perhaps the homemade cigarettes that are rapidly developing as normal alternatives are simply no longer available.