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Is Kim Killing A Kim A Surprise?

To reveal just how rotten someone so close to the Supreme Leader could become might look unwise. But it also showed that Mr Jang’s execution was a foregone conclusion. The message to the people is that corruption is punishable by death, and that no one is spared—not even family.

Read Here – The Economist

India Finds British Colonial Legacy Hard To Break

When India’s supreme court effectively re-banned gay sex, it set aside the ruling of one of its own high courts in favor of a law imposed on India by its British occupiers in 1861. That means it has now re-joined 75 other countries that explicitly punish gay sex with imprisonment.

Read Here – The Atlantic


It’s The Economy, Stupid

As a fiscally constrained and war-weary Washington confronts its foreign policy challenges, events in Ukraine and Afghanistan show that economic incentives can play a major role in addressing them.

Read Here – The Atlantic

Sleepless In Middle East

The problem for King Abdullah and the other members of the House of Saud, as well as most Saudis, is that they don’t trust Iran in the diplomatic sphere and they don’t trust Shiites religiously.

Read Here – The Atlantic

The Global Slave Workforce

According to a new estimate, there are 30 million forced laborers in the world. Some reports show they’re involved in making everything from iPhones to chocolate.

Read Here – The Atlantic


The Problematic Continent

Among all continents, Asia has the ability to disrupt the world the most.

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Africa: The New Frontier For Terrorism

Last year, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb did something no other modern terrorist group has: conquered a broad swath of a sovereign countryMali. Since then, despite French intervention, northern Mali has become a jihadist  front, with Islamist militants flowing in from around the world.

Read Here – The Atlantic

Terrorist kill 59, holed up with hostages in Kenya Mall

Mapping China’s Population

There are as many people in the PRC as there are in North and South America — and Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand — combined.

Somebody’s forgetting India!

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The Yet Untold Story From 1962

Following a brief border skirmish in 1962, India held 3,000 ethnic Chinese people in prison camps. A half-century later, survivors are still seeking justice.

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For Pakistan, Water A Bigger Problem Than Terrorism

In a report released last week by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Pakistan was pinpointed as “one of the most water-stressed countries in the world, not far from being classified, ‘water-scarce’.” As water demand exceeds supply in the South Asian country, more and more water is being withdrawn from the nation’s reservoirs, leaving them in a critically precarious position.

Read Here – The Atlantic

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