4:46 pm July 30, 2015 | No Comment
Although this August marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear security still remains a key issue for the international community and the dangers of nuclear terrorism still prevail.
4:19 pm July 30, 2015 | No Comment
Hovering above all the brouhaha about Donald Trump's bizarre presidential candidacy floats one critical question: Are we an electorate or are we an audience?
2:27 pm July 30, 2015 | No Comment
If money lost from the markets simply vaporizes in the form of bad loans, gambling losses and corrupt payments, then that will be a significant loss, but one which an economy the size of China’s can bear. The net result, as often occurs with such events, will probably be a transfer of wealth from ordinary Chinese to the wealthy, including many major shareholders who have cashed out.
1:06 pm July 30, 2015 | 1 Comment
Would you meet with the people found responsible for the deaths of your family members or friends? In the first episode of the two-part SBS program Meet the terrorists: The Bali bereaved search for answers, which first aired on Tuesday, three bereaved people do just that.
10:06 am July 30, 2015 | 1 Comment
If the goal is to preserve populations and species (as opposed to the welfare of individual animals), countries with healthy wildlife populations should be able to use their natural resources to cover the costs of management
2:10 pm July 29, 2015 | 1 Comment
While Saudi Arabia has carefully crafted an image as Islam’s protector, it nevertheless has aimed to keep policymaking pragmatic, not ideological.
1:43 pm July 29, 2015 | No Comment
Kenya has been the most steadfast political, military and diplomatic US ally on the eastern side of Africa for more than 50 years. Obama clearly meant to reinforce this.
2:01 pm July 28, 2015 | 2 Comments
The continued and sharp recent slowdown in economic growth in Indonesia seems to have taken a number of companies by surprise, particularly as most appear to have been hoping for a recovery in the second half of 2015.
1:50 pm July 28, 2015 | No Comment
Weakness in global oil benchmark Brent has prompted China to buy more crude from Africa. The question now is: How will top exporters Saudi Arabia and Russia respond to the shifting dynamics?
5:45 pm July 27, 2015 | No Comment
TPA is so important to the success of TPP and other pending US international trade agreements, such as the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the 28-member European Union, because it enables the White House to negotiate deals without significant Congressional interference after negotiations are complete.
10:51 am July 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
Despite tensions between the United States and China over the South China Sea, the two nations’ militaries train together at a very high level. Current “mil-mil” engagements are robust, with China participating in the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC 2014, which is hosted biannually by the US Pacific Command. The drills allowed China to […]
10:24 am July 24, 2015 | No Comment
The unfortunate thing about life is that no one gives you a reward every time you successfully engage in human interaction. We’re training these children to fit into our neurotypical world where interaction is incredibly confusing.
7:38 pm July 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
France has both the honor and the huge responsibility of hosting the next Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Also known as COP21, this Conference will take place in Paris in about four months, starting November 30.
5:39 pm July 23, 2015 | No Comment
While circumstances will vary from country to country, instability will potentially be fueled not just by legacy of the financial crisis such as higher youth unemployment, but also longer-standing political and socio-economic discontent which social media is giving fresh impetus to.
3:24 pm July 23, 2015 | No Comment
After Estonia's independence, banking and government services had to be built up almost from scratch — and electronic solutions were often the cheapest. Estonians vote and file their taxes via the Internet. Paper has been banished from cabinet meetings, and ministers sign off on bills with their iPads and laptops.