• The PLA at 90: On the Road to Becoming a World-Class Military?

    by - Aug 18, 2017
    Originally Published on The Jamestown Foundation By: Dennis J. Blasko, Elsa Kania, Stephen Armitage China recently celebrated the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) with a parade and military exercises at the Zhurihe Training...
  • The Guardian of the Liberal World Order

    by - Aug 18, 2017
    By Ana Palacio MADRID – The global financial crisis, which began ten years ago this month, showed that the Western-led rules-based international order’s long-term survival is not inevitable. It is often assumed that if and when the United...
  • India Sliding Into Deadly Peril Two Years Ahead of Next General Election

    by - Aug 18, 2017
    Photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort on the occasion of Independence Day on August 15 in New Delhi. Credit: PTI/PIB | The Wire Analysis by Prem...
  • Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: What, where and why?

    by - Aug 18, 2017
    Separate attacks have taken place in Spain’s Catalonia region. Here is what is known so far. What happened and when? On Thursday at 4:50 pm local time (14:50 GMT), a white van ploughed into a crowd...
  • Civilians Increasingly Bearing Burden of Armed Conflicts in Arab Region

    by - Aug 18, 2017
    By Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug 18 2017 (IPS) The war in Syria has now entered its 6th year and is becoming the world’s worst man-made disaster. The humanitarian calamity in Syria has...
  • Why are the Danes so happy? Because their economy makes sense

    by - Aug 17, 2017
    This article was originally published on Waging Nonviolence. By George Lakey The World Happiness Report puts Danes consistently in the top tier. Twice in the past four years Denmark came in first. Danes also report more...
  • A Trip Through Putin Country

    by - 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

    by - 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...

Old Bridge in Mostar

Cathedral at Chernihiv Ukraine

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