History

  • A Trip Through Putin Country

    - Aug 17, 2017
    By Robert Skidelsky VLADIVOSTOK – Russia’s Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) railway “can be hardly named as a popular tourist attraction,” says one tourist website of the some 2,000-mile railway traversing Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East. “Most...
  • Planning for Korean Reunification

    - Aug 17, 2017
    By Lee Jong-Wha SEOUL – The long-simmering North Korean nuclear crisis has reached a near boiling point. Last month, the Hermit Kingdom launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of hitting major US cities. The United Nations Security...
  • ICC rules jihadist liable for 2.7 mn euros for Timbuktu destruction

    - Aug 17, 2017
    War crimes judges said Thursday that a Malian jihadist was liable for 2.7 million euros in personal damages for destroying Timbuktu’s fabled shrines in 2012, as they ordered reparations in a landmark ruling. The International Criminal...
  • Charlottesville, Donald Trump, and the dark side of American populism

    - Aug 16, 2017
    Todd Landman, University of Nottingham Charlottesville, Virginia is home to the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson; he was a slave owner, but today stands as a symbol of the US’s egalitarian ethos and political...
  • Two-thousand-year-old ‘Great Wall of Siberia’ discovered by archaeologists

    - Aug 16, 2017
    The findings are comparable to Hadrian’s Wall, which separated Roman England from the ‘wild’ Scotland. Views around Souzga village; the Great Wall of China and Hadrian Wall. Pictures: The Siberian Times. The big wall club Walls...
  • The Wrong Way to Prevent Nuclear War

    - Aug 16, 2017
    By Carl Bildt STOCKHOLM – A vast majority of countries want to eliminate the existential threat of nuclear catastrophe, and rightly so. But achieving a world free of nuclear weapons is easier said than done, and there...
  • Why the GOP Sides With the Klan and the Nazis

    - Aug 16, 2017
    By Thom Hartman Why is it that the president and the vast majority of Republican elected officials are refusing to refer to the white Christian neo-nazis who committed mayhem and murder and, yes, terrorism, as exactly...
  • A Dangerous Game of Chicken

    - Aug 15, 2017
    By Yoon Young-kwan SEOUL – So far, the war between US President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un over the latter’s nuclear program has been fought only in words. But each turn of the...

Old Bridge in Mostar

Cathedral at Chernihiv Ukraine

Trinity Cathedral (17th century) in the city of Chernihiv Ukraine