Early this year, a ten-day riot broke out inside a prison located in the Northeast of Syria, which holds thousands of Islamic State (IS) detainees. The prison is run by the Autonomous administration of North and East Syria and controlled by its military, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). This complex conflict involves the international coalition against the Islamic State led by the United States and its ally Turkey. Staff writer Johannes Malmgren highlights the role of international media to avoid simplifying it as an ethnic conflict between the IS and the SDF.
As cities are shelled and a nation is set on fire by the Russian army, there is a great need for orientation in understanding the behavior of the Kremlin. This article by Johannes Malmgren is intended as an attempt at historically situating Russia’s aggression.
With a year since the military coup d’état in Myanmar, what has really happened? Staff writer Laura Sakhong discusses the violent repressions of pro-democracy protests and the current whereabouts of former state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
In Southeast Asia, women are taking their power back. Staff Writer Tanyalak Thongyoojaroen describes recent protest movements against old taboos.
How did South Korea become such a giant in the movie industry? Utblick writer Laura Sakhong interviews Erik Mobrand, associate professor in Korean Studies at Seoul National University to find out.
When the Taliban took over Afghanistan in late summer 2021, the situation for women within the country changed drastically. Here, four women tell their stories.
In this poignant analysis, Johannes Malmgren illustrates the discourses created by modern war journalism, as illustrated by the recent coverage of the conflict in Eastern Jerusalem.
Read Magdalena Kamont’s take on the conflicts in Ukraine, the logics that underpinned Russia’s annexation 2014, and what may lie in the future for the region.
On February 1, the Myanmar military declared a year-long state of emergency after a coup d’état. NLD party leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is currently held, along with other top MPs, at an unknown location by the military junta. Read Isabel Wilson’s take on what’s next in store for Myanmar.