Peace and Conflict

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Will the World Go to War for Antarctica?

The increasing involvement of China and Russia in Antarctica is reportedly making the Australian government nervous. Both countries seem less interested in safeguarding the marine ecosystem of Antarctica than pushing forward…

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Xi Jinping Asks Chinese Military to Be War-Ready

Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the military to prepare for war, sparking fears that the current U.S.-China trade conflict might end up bloody. He was addressing the Southern Theatre…

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Trump Has to Counter Chinese Influence on UN

China is trying to increase its influence in the United Nations, looking to change the rules of international cooperation to their liking. And President Trump, though he has quite often…

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What Caused Napoleon’s Defeat at Waterloo?

Electrically charged volcanic ash short-circuited the Earth’s atmosphere in 1815, causing global poor weather and Napoleon’s defeat, says new research. Historians know that rainy and muddy conditions helped the Allied…

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The Loudspeakers Silenced in Korea

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, marked an important day in the history of the Korean peninsula. On this day, South Korea began to take down the loudspeakers they had set up…

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How a Pig Came to Defeat an Elephant

We know that animals such as horses, elephants, cats, dogs, monkeys, and even rhinos have been used in ancient and modern warfare. But who would have thought that pigs (war…