Critical Analysis: UN Peacekeepers Under Attack in Darfur

A United Nations peacekeeper serving in Sudan’s besieged Darfur region was killed, and another injured, in an attack on Sunday. The Bangladeshi peacekeeper, who was a member of Bangladesh’s Formed Police Unit, was fatally shot when an unidentified gang surrounded and fired at the staff in Nyala, the state capital of South Darfur, at the … Read more

Critical Analysis: U.S. Naval Ship Fires on Indian Pleasure Boat

A U.S. Navy supply ship fired at a small boat in the Persian Gulf on Monday, injuring three people and killing one. United Arab Emirates officials reported that the casualties were Indians on a small, white pleasure craft. Before the incident, which some are calling a reflection of rising tensions in the region, the small … Read more

Critical Analysis: China’s One Child Policy

A Chinese woman who was forced to abort her 7-month old fetus has found herself in the center of international controversy after she claimed that local officials were holding her in the hospital against her will and that her husband had disappeared. Twenty-three year old Feng Jianmei and her husband Deng Jiyuan, who already have … Read more

Critical Analysis: Pakistani Doctor Gets 33 Years for Involvement in bin Laden Killing

The Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA locate Osama bin Laden will face 33 years in prison for what the Pakistani government calls involvement with an Islamic militant group. Shakil Afridi was tried in Pakistan’s tribal court system for colluding with an Islamist warlord to whom he allegedly donated more than $22,000. Afridi was recruited … Read more