Russia

Meanwhile at the UN, another upcoming election is also hotly contested

Who will be he next UN secretary general?

1:59 pm | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — What’s beginning to look like this year’s Republican presidential primaries in the USA…

NATO 2.0: More important now than ever

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

12:54 pm | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a sense NATO has been a victim of its own success. The…

 WORLD MATTERS: An Edmund Burke conservative in Europe protests Brexit ‘bigotry’ by U.S. conservatives

Brex10

10:41 am | By Uwe Siemon-Netto Of the half-billion people living in the European Union, 440 million are not British. These 440 million…

China

Meanwhile at the UN, another upcoming election is also hotly contested

Who will be he next UN secretary general?

1:59 pm | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — What’s beginning to look like this year’s Republican presidential primaries in the USA…

Beijing answers landmark Hague ruling on South China Sea by landing airliners on new islet runways

Chinese airliner lands at Mischief Reef on July 13.

10:01 am | By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a major legal setback for Beijing, an international tribunal has rejected and…

WORLD MATTERS: The Brexit sorrow of an Anglo-German couple

Before our wedding in ’62 ...

12:38 pm | By Uwe Siemon-Netto “Oh dear, I’d better stay in bed,” groaned my English wife, Gillian, when I woke her on…

Backgrounder
Russian RS-26 solid-fueled, MIRV-equipped, thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missile. / Pravda

Latest NATO security threat: Russia’s nuclear force modernization

By Backgrounder,* Geostrategy-Direct.com Russian president Vladimir Putin’s use of Russian conventional forces to destabilize Ukraine and prop up...

Sol W. Sanders
President Obama with advisers Tom Donilon, Jack Lew and Denis McDonough in November 2012.

Needed by today’s media: The basics, please; But also ‘decorum’ and, dare I say, ‘style’

By Sol W. Sanders Among the many complaints I have against most of my colleagues in the mainstream...

Jong-Heon Lee
Ballistic missile believed to have been launched from underwater near Sinpo, off northeastern North Korea. / Yonhap

Russia, China unite against U.S. THAAD despite North’s test

By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com On April 29, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi issued a...

Willy Lam
Posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Shanghai. Comments by an “authoritative figure” led to a 3 percent drop in the Shanghai Stock Index the same day. / Reuters

Off the record in Beijing: China’s growth rate is non-negotiable

By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com Who is in charge of China’s macro-level financial and economic policy? Most observers will...

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