Boko Haram Brings Nigeria to the Brink of Collapse

February 5, 2012 by

The people committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad, or Boko Haram as they are infamously known to the international community, has escalated its war on the Nigerian government in recent months with devastating effects. In January alone, the terror group’s attacks have already claimed over 250 lives, more than half of all deaths inflicted by their attacks in all of 2011. With a history of sectarian violence and recent bouts of civil unrest, Nigeria is on the path of collapse as it faces one of the deadliest Islamic insurgencies in the world.

Seoul’s “New” Political Parties

February 5, 2012 by

With the April National Assembly elections just a few months off, the two main South Korean political parties have undergone major face-lifts, or at least they’ve been trying to and for good reason. Just this past week, the ruling conservative Grand National Party (GNP), under the chairmanship of one of South Korea’s most influential female politician Park Geun-hye, reemerged as the Saenuri Party (meaning the “New World” Party). The new Saenuri Party brand comes after months of very public internal fighting and a string of embarrassing leadership meltdowns for the ruling conservative party.

Hezbollah’s Missiles: A Brilliant Madness?

February 5, 2012 by

The Hezbollah movement in Lebanon, whose violent opposition to Israel’s right to exist remains firmly intact, has been stepping up its incessant preparations for war in recent months, clearly unfazed by the intensity of military projection that Israel could unleash on them, and their country, in any future conflict The most recent reports coming from the region suggest that the movement, fearing the eventual demise of its long-time ally, Syria, has been busy helping itself to vast quantities of the most sophisticated military arsenals belonging to the Syrian military.