• 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...
  • 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...
  • Two-thousand-year-old ‘Great Wall of Siberia’ discovered by archaeologists

    by - 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

    by - 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...
  • China is the key to avoiding nuclear ‘fire and fury’ in North Korea

    by - Aug 14, 2017
    Greg Wright, University of California, Merced U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un are playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship. North Korea got the world’s attention – and Trump’s – when it successfully...
  • China to remain ‘neutral’ if North Korea attacks first

    by - Aug 11, 2017
    A Chinese state-run newspaper has suggested Beijing would “stay neutral” if North Korea strikes first in a conflict with the United States, despite a mutual defence pact between the Asian allies. The nationalistic Global Times tabloid...
  • China Would Join North Korea if U.S. Strikes First

    by - Aug 11, 2017
    China will remain neutral if North Korea fires missiles at United States territory first, but should the U.S. launch a preemptive strike, as it has suggested it might, North Korea’s chief ally would come to the...

Old Bridge in Mostar

Cathedral at Chernihiv Ukraine

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