Sochi Olympics Affected by Russia’s Gay-Discriminating Laws

Photo Credit: Associated Press[1] By: Yang Liu On December 20, the White House announced that the United States’ delegation to the Sochi Winter Olympics will not include any family member of President Obama’s family or active Cabinet secretary. This makes the Sochi Olympics the first Olympics since 2000 to which the U.S. is not sending […]

China-Japan Relationship Faces New Challenges After December 26

Photo Credit: Shizuo Kambayashi/AP[1] By: Yang Liu On December 26, the Chinese president Xi Jinping attended the ceremony to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s birth. While on the same day, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe visited the Yasukuni Shrine, which honors Japan’s war dead and enshrines the spirits of 14 Class-A war criminals. Such […]

AFSPA and Kashmir: Boon or Bane?

Shriya Chadha discusses how India’s AFSPA Act has affected the region of Kashmir.

Sino-African Relations: For Better or For Worse?

Linda-Ann Akanvou weighs the pros and cons of Sino-African economic relations.

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