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Top 5 Countries That Ditched Their Military Forces

Top 5 Countries That Ditched Their Military Forces

By: Zafrullah Saroya Federated States of Micronesia Leading up to World War II, the Federated States of Micronesia was under Japanese control, which explains why Micronesia became the site of some of the most fearsome battles ever fought in the South Pacific. After the war, the region became part of the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, beginning ... Read More »

Contemporary Economic Shifts and Global Development Models

Contemporary Economic Shifts and Global Development Models

In the second half of the twentieth century, in the wake of World War II, social scientists began to tweak development models that were built and based on the economic trajectory of the West. Their hope was to use these models as guides for policymaking and forecasting. They also hoped to make economic growth and institution building seem manageable and ... Read More »

The World’s Next Superpower Can the EU Fill America’s Shoes?

The World's Next Superpower

Europe is gradually emerging as the world’s new superpower. Experts believe that within a couple of decades, the European Union will equal – if not surpass – the United States as the dominant economic force on the world stage. At present, the EU is enormously prosperous and technologically advanced. It encompasses four of the Big Seven economic powers: Germany, Great ... Read More »

Venturing peace in Korean Peninsula

Venturing peace in Korean Peninsula

SOME new peace developments are seen marking in the Korean Peninsula. Kim Jong-un is believed to have been the first North Korean leader to cross into South Korean territory (on April 27) since the end of the Korean War in 1953. The historic summit— between the two Korean heads, Kim John- un of N Korea and Moon Jae of S ... Read More »

The 2018 Pyeongchang WINTER OLYMPICS

After some two years of extreme and ever-rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, a mini-rapprochement between South Korea and North Korea has been seen. On February 09, the 2018 Winter Olympics began in PyeongChang, a county in Gangwon Province of South Korea. The PyeongChang Olympic Stadium welcomed all 92 countries boasting nearly 3,000 athletes, with all eyes on the sight ... Read More »

Nationalism and Globalism

Interconnectedness does not threaten sovereignty For much of the 20th century, ideological discussions and debates have centred on liberal versus conservative, left versus right. No longer. The ideological divide of the 21st century is emerging as globalism versus nationalism. Since the end of World War II, global integration and technological progress have fuelled a new world order centred on free ... Read More »