Western Sahara: The Empty Desert With a Crowded Divide

Western Sahara isn't really a country. Really, most of the territory isn't anything at all except for a sandy, expansive nothingness. With fishing on the coast and an infamous lack of resources including water anywhere else, 81% of the roughly half-million people within the territory live in an urban city. Of these, half live in … Continue reading Western Sahara: The Empty Desert With a Crowded Divide

How Romeo Dallaire Saw Hell and How He Wants to Change It

In 1994, the genocide of Rwanda was reported largely within the shadow of the ongoing war in Bosnia. Arguably one of the most violent incidents of the 20th century, around 1 Million people died over the course of just 100 days. The genocide followed a tense cease fire between government and rebel forces under the … Continue reading How Romeo Dallaire Saw Hell and How He Wants to Change It

Manchuguo: The Story of the Japanese, Fascists, and a De-Throned Emperor

Every American is familiar with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It was the surprise attack by Imperial Japan that drew the US into the Pacific theater and ultimately led to the dropping of atomic bombs and the total Japanese surrender. Many people are less familiar with the role of China in the Pacific theater, … Continue reading Manchuguo: The Story of the Japanese, Fascists, and a De-Throned Emperor

Brunei: The Richest Country You’ve Never Heard Of

Negara Brunei Darussalam (Nation of Brunei, Abode of Peace), or more commonly known simply as Brunei, is a tiny country on the northern part of the island of Borneo. It is split into two different sections, each one bordered completely by the semi-autonomous Malaysian state of Sawarak. As small and obscure as it is wealthy, … Continue reading Brunei: The Richest Country You’ve Never Heard Of