Russia Needs Re-Branding
The news has been awash lately with the latest trial of Russian Oil Tycoon, Mikhail Khodorkovsky. This isn’t helping Russia re-shape itself as a modern, progressive state. And it isn’t helping warm the cockles of potential investors.Bandera – Hero or Villain?
Stepan Bandera is seen as a freedom fighter by Ukrainian Patriots. Pro-russian easterners want to strip Bandera of his hero status. The controversy continues to divide the country.China’s New Assault on India – ‘Map World’
China has always tried to disturb India’s priorities by raising issues like issue of stapled visas to the people belonging to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, refusal of visa applications of the people belonging to state of Arunachal Pradesh, etc. With the launch of its state-run mapping website ‘Map World,’ China has again raised a cause of concern for India and Indian government. It has been reported that in this mapping website the two territorial regions of dispute between the two nations, i.e. Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin in Jammu and Kashmir, have been shown as Chinese Territory.Opening the Gates of Hell
January 27th marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the day the Soviet Army liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau. But what is the meaning of the word “liberated” in this context, given that neither the Soviets nor the other Allies considered saving Jews as a military objective? This article looks into that question and the motivation of the perpetrators and the silent bystanders as six million Jews were exterminated during World War II.Red Cross, Red Crescent, Red Crystal Implementation
Lately, the issue of the Geneva Conventions emblem began to bloom again discussed, of course, related to the plan for discussion and ratification bill (the bill) the red cross symbol by the legislature (DPR). Indonesia as one of the 194 countries that have ratified the Geneva Conventions of 1949, through Act No. 59 of 1958, was supposed to have national regulations that support the implementation of these conventions in Indonesia.