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    1. Does Aung San Suu Kyi Still Deserve a Nobel Prize?

      The Atlantic Wire (RSS)4 days ago

      And more bad behavior has occurred or come to light since, including condoning genocides in East Timor and what was then East Pakistan and is now Bangladesh. The case for ...

    2. The world’s most recent states are South Sudan, which was recognised in 2011 and East Timor, which was recognised in 2002. In the early 1990s, there was a wave of new states due ...

    3. It has been used to kill untold millions of people; so powerful is its symbolism that it figures on the flags of Mozambique and the Islamist movement Hezbollah, as well as the coats of arms ...

    4. The AK-47 combined the portability of machine pistols popular in World War II with the precision of less portable, sharpshooting weapons and the firepower of earlier...

    5. The AK-47, the small-arms mainstay of Russia's armed forces for over 60 years, is also featured on the national emblems of several African nations and on that of East Timor. Every ...

    6. In the 21st century, only three new countries have joined the U.N.: East Timor, Montenegro and South Sudan. (Switzerland finally joined in 2002, but it’s hardly a new country.) ...

    7. Weighing in at less than 10 pounds unloaded and capable of firing 100 rounds a minute under the harshest of conditions, the Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle changed the face of modern warfare ...

    8. Lessons in identity from Kurds and Catalans

      Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo News5 days ago

      Yet East Timor did separate with relative peace from Indonesia in 2002. And Britain allowed Scotland to vote on separation in 2014, a tolerance that may have led the Scots to vote ...

    9. In its most recent list of visiting fellows, Harvard University included famed WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning. In 2013, Manning, a former Army private, was sentenced to 35 years in ...

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