The EU and especially the U.S. gave Putin fertile ground with which to exploit the ensuing mayhem of months of orchestrated anarchy.
Had the famously libertarian Sen. Rand Paul been president instead of Barack Obama or George W. Bush, he wouldn’t have stopped Israel from taking out Iran’s nuclear bomb capabilities when the taking was easy.
How to make sense of the different factions and forces now fighting in Syria and Iraq?
Argentineans would not need to suffer if assets hidden from creditors could be recovered.
The U.S. could and should immediately recognize Kurdish independence, which is now inevitable.
An astonishing new twist on the road to urbanization.
(June 4, 2014) On the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown today, we recommend a visit to the Twitter page of Patrick Chovanec and the astonishing photographs he has posted commemorating the events of June 4, 1989. Patrick is an adjunct professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a former business professor at Tsinghua
(May 28, 2014) Another earthquake has struck the Three Gorges Dam reservoir region in central China’s Zigui County. No casualties have been reported so far and officials say the dam is operating normally. The 3.4 magnitude tremor which hit early Monday morning, some 23 km from the dam, follows two earthquakes of magnitude above 4.0 and hundreds of aftershocks which shook the same region in late March of this year. The events rank as significant according to Chinese geologist and environmentalist Fan Xiao, who says they are signals that the seismic threat posed by Three Gorges Dam is at its most critical stage now.