The Pakistan navy is likely to soon place nuclear-tipped cruise missiles on up to three of its submarines and might also put nuclear missiles on surface vessels. This follows India's 2016 deployment of its first nuclear submarine, and the promise of at least five more to come. India and Pakistan have gone to war with each other four times since independence in 1947. And as the Pulitzer Center’s Tom Hundley reports for Vox, the new generation of Indian and Pakistani nuclear-armed submarines increases the risk of an even more devastating conflict to come.
Despite living in Cambodia for generations, ethnic Vietnamese cannot attend public schools or open bank accounts, get driver’s licenses or factory jobs, own land or property. As Ben Mauk reports for The New York Times, they are arguably one of the largest and least-supported stateless populations in the world.
The Central African Republic’s Western-backed government is toothless and unable to exert much authority. As Jack Losh reports for The Washington Post, armed groups have filled the void, running customs, charging taxes, giving out fines—and battling among themselves for power and spoils.
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