Policing the Southwest Pacific
In 1998 Papua New Guinea requested that Australia and New Zealand supervise the peace process in Bougainville, part of a ...
In 2008 a major financial crisis had broken out in the US and rapidly spread to Europe. Its impact was ...
South America 2012
The US victory in the Cold War encouraged Latin American states to adopt neoliberalism; a course which led to economic ...
The Eurozone crisis had only partially subsided by 2014, when a pro-European revolution toppled the pro-Russian government of Ukraine. Russia ...
Following the Russian annexation of Crimea, pro-Russian unrest broke out across southern and eastern Ukraine, demanding referendums. The movement was ...
East Asia 2014
Rise of China
Gorbachev's reforms led to the collapse of the Soviet Union and a decade of stagnation in Russia, but China ...
Rise of Daesh
In late 2013, Daesh (the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, also called ISIS or ISIL) had emerged as the ...
North America 2014
Mexican Drug War
The US responded to the September 11 attacks by declaring a "War on Terror" and invading Afghanistan, where Al-Qaeda was ...
the Arctic 2015
The Cold War came to a swift end in the late 1980s with the collapse of the Soviet bloc. However ...
Syrian Civil War
Although the US and its allies moved to support Iraq against Daesh (ISIL/IS), the situation in Syria was more ...
Return of Nationalism
In 2016 the United Kingdom narrowly voted to leave the European Union. This move proved to be one of the ...
North America 2018
North America Today
In 2015 the US and Cuba normalized relations, finally bringing an end to the last significant Cold War rivalry in ...
East Asia 2018
East Asia Today
China's economy continued with its impressive growth into the late-2010s but in 2017 international tensions in East Asia escalated ...
the Arctic 2018
The Arctic Today
The past few years have seen the continued decline of Arctic sea ice, with sea ice extents reaching record lows ...
Since 2003 Australasia has seen continued political stability, with no significant military events occurring after the 2006 Fijian coup. The ...
The Spanish government swiftly clamped down on the 2017 Catalan independence attempt while Iraq pushed Kurdistan to come to terms ...
South America 2018
South America Today
In 2016 Colombia finally negotiated an end to its five decades-long civil war. Meanwhile, with falling oil prices undermining Venezuela ...