Author: Elva Lu


Instability in Iraq

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of clay Magazine or TPS.  Iraq, a historical breeding ground for violence, war, and unrest, currently faces quakes of political outrage. When the current Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi came into office in October […]


The FARC: Rebellion or Peace?

On August 29th, the FARC released a 32-minute YouTube video declaring “a new stage of fighting.” Former rebel commander Luciano Marín, also known as Iván Márquez, along with 20 other armed fighters, stood behind a banner that pictured faces of the group’s founder, flag, and the words: “as long as […]

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Chinese Re-Education Camps

Chinese officials claim that the “education and training” camps holding an estimated one million Uighurs, a Turkic ethnic group, and other Muslim minorities, have released a majority of the detainees. But Western governments, human rights activists, and Uighur diaspora remain skeptical.   China sees the Uighur people as terrorist and separatist […]