The mountains of Western Asia, the place where Asian continent meets with Europe and forms the barrier of Eurasia between the Caspian Sea and Black Sea are the home to some of the mighty emblems of Human Civilisation.
Destruction of Buddhist Education Institutes in Tibet by China is a matter of concern. The way Chinese Han rulers are destroying the monasteries and sending the monks to correction centres, a big question is raised for the very existence of Tibetan people & their culture.
Soon after the breakdown of USSR, Azerbaijan showed its territorial hunger and occupied the Ngorno-Karabakh region forcefully. Since the newly formed Russia was busy with their own economic affairs, nobody had the time or energy to counter this Azeri move. This resulted in one of the bloodiest conflicts of this century.