MIDDLE EAST ISRAEL-PALESTINE CRISIS

“The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a tragedy; it is a clash between right and right. And, therefore it’s not black and white. Sometimes, recently it is indeed a clash between wrong and wrong. It is not as simple as fascism was.” — Amos Oz

Jerusalem, Israel; Credit: Photo by Robert Bye on Unsplash

Palestine and Israel have always been prominent players in the arena of the Middle East political conundrum. Their ancient and modern history has often been marked by frequent political conflict and belligerent land seizures because of its significance to several major world religions. Both Israel and Palestine sits at a valuable geographic crossroads between Africa and Asia where Israel is the world’s only Jewish state, located just east of the Mediterranean Sea and on the other hand Palestine, comprising parts of modern Israel and the Palestinian territories of the Gaza Strip (along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea) and the…


“I underestimated you” were the first words told by former Wimbledon winner Bobby Riggs to tennis champion Billie Jean King after the match of Battle of the Sexes in 1973.

Wimbledon Champ Billie Jean King holds down the net as Bobby Riggs, the 55-year-old former tennis champ, jumps over the net in New York on July 11, 1973. (AP)

The year 1973 witnessed a breakthrough in the face of benevolent sexism in the sporting world when Bobby Riggs, a top men’s player in the 1930s and 1940s, was now a 55-year-old self-proclaimed hustler and male chauvinist openly challenged current top female players. In his utterly outrageous claim, he said that women are so inferior to men’s game that someone as old as him could beat them. He challenged and defeated the world No 2 in women’s tennis, Margaret Court, 6–2 6–1, is a prequel of the Battle of the Sexes, known as the “Mother’s Day Massacre”. …


North Korea and South Korea Conflict

U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson once said “If the best minds in the world had set out to find us the worst possible location in the world to fight this damnable war, the unanimous choice would have been Korea”

There is a famous Korean proverb “when whales fight, the shrimp’s back is broken” correctly depicts the Korean Peninsula’s exploitation at the hands of its larger and more powerful neighbors. For over a thousand years, successive kingdoms who had ruled over the Korean peninsula managed to maintain a society with political independence and keep cultural distinctiveness from the surrounding nations until the early twentieth century. In the twentieth century, Korea became the focal point for rival interests among neighboring countries like China, Japan, and Russia as well as the more distant United States.

In 1910, Korea was annexed by the…


UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called ongoing genocide against Rohingya as “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing.

Photo by Shifaaz Shamoon on Unsplash

It is crucial to understand the crisis unfolding in Myanmar, where many Rohingya Muslims have been periodically forced to leave because of intercommunal violence between them and the Buddhist community in Rakhine state or, more commonly government crackdown consisting of campaigns by Myanmar’s army, where they are being continuously targeted.

The history of Rohingya Muslims dates back to starting of the 1430s when Muslim settlers came to Arakan State, an independent coastal kingdom in what is now Myanmar. As evidence suggests that small Muslim population lived in Arakan State when it was invaded by the Burmese Empire in 1784. …


Hong Kong officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR) is a metropolitan area with over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities and has been a symbolization of the international financial hub of the world. It is one of the densely populated cities on earth where more than 3.5 million people live above the 14th floor.

The current political crisis in Hong Kong can be explained by its complex history. Hong Kong has been a place with an exuberant past.

It all started in the mid-19th century with opium wars that were fought over half a century and was a decisive victory of the British that subsequently led to the end of the Qing dynasty regime that ruled…

Aishwarya Singh

Software Engineer by profession | History Buff | Writing about outsider's intake on current political scenarios and it's association with historic event of past

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