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Major Conflicts in 2015: A Year in Review

Syrian and Iraqi Refugees – via Wikimedia Commons

By Vanessa Thevathasan

With curtains closed on 2015, it’s time to look back at a year defined by political instability, violence and mass displacement of the likes not seen since the Second World War.

Old, familiar conflicts continued apace last year in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, …

Asia / Blog

India and China: Neighbours not friends

Photo Source: AFP/BBC.

They are the two countries tipped to be superpowers – with China being the world’s second largest economy (GDP) and India being the 9th largest economy (GDP). China has a population of 1.3 billion and India has 1.2 billion – together they make up 35% of the world’s total population. They share …