Gabriele Cazzulini

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China Will Buy Turkey On The Cheap

Posted: Aug 14, 2018 11:25 AM<p>Like the fall of the Ottoman Empire after World War I, Turkey’s present financial collapse has been expected for years. …

Alibaba v. Tencent: The Battle for Supremacy in China

<b>THERE’S SOMETHING IRRESISTIBLE</b> about a clash of titans. The fate of the world hung in the balance during the Cold War standoff between the U.S. and …

China

Russia’s Indifference to Two Political Prisoners Sends a Strong and Familiar Message

Two political prisoners are in danger of dying—two people may be dying right now—in Russian prisons. Theirs are two very different stories. One of the dying is a grown man who has made a series of conscious, well-articulated choices. The other is a teen-age girl who seems confused by her …

Russia

This Unconventional Way of Consuming Books Will Transform How You Read

Give yourself permission to read this way and propel your learning to new heights<p>When's the last time you listened to an album from beginning to end? Yeah, right. But of course, you read books from cover to cover. I mean, who in their right mind wouldn't? Turns out, lots of folks.<p>I once believed in …

Writing

Expendables: How shadowy mercenaries cash in on Russia’s wars

Three Russian journalists wound up dead last week in the Central African Republic, where they’d been following a shadowy paramilitary force that …

Russia

Journey through socialist Yugoslav architecture at moMA’s latest exhibition

A new exhibition has opened at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City called <i>Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980</i>. Running until 13 January 2019, it is the first ever major US exhibition dedicated to the remarkable body of architectural work that sparked international …

Architecture

Putin and Lessons from Lenin and Gromyko

“Consolidation”. In Moscow these days this is the word that most flavors discussions in political circles. The ideas is that, tanks to President …

Commentary: Behind the brain drain in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, stymied aspirations and growing rootlessness

Brain drain is more than an economic issue and there are lessons Hong Kong and Taiwan offer for Singapore, say two observers.

Russia's Su-57 Fighter Launches A New Cruise Missile From Its Weapons Bay

Russia's new super fighter appears to be in the process of receiving a missile that will drastically improve its deep strike capabilities.<p>Twitter …

Vietnam Has a Plan to Win a War Against China. (And China Could Use It Against America)

Yikes. Call it poetic justice. But Vietnam's plans to defeat China resemble China's plans to defeat America.Asymmetric warfare using missiles and …

Colombia to be NATO's first Latin American global partner

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will next week formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, making it the only Latin American nation in the alliance, President Juan Manuel Santos said late on Friday.<p>Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos gives a speech to the nation in Bogota, Colombia May …

Latin America

The U.S. Military Could Soon Have the Ultimate Weapon: A 'Flying' Aircraft Carrier

Thanks to some new technology and a C-130.The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, often referred to as the mad science wing of the Pentagon, …

China is taking digital control of its people to unprecedented and chilling lengths | John Naughton

The Chinese government’s unsettling new system will see citizens rated by ‘good deeds’<p>Watching Donald Trump trying to deal with China is like watching a clown dancing in front of an elephant. The US president’s entire approach is transactional – the methodology he employed in his allegedly …

China

Night view of Qingdao, host city of upcoming SCO summit

Xinhua Published: 2018-05-27 11:29:49<p>Download image Comment<p>Previous Next<p>1/<i>5</i><p>Photo taken on May 26, 2018 shows a night view of the Qianhai area in …

Hezbollah embarrassed in row over Labaki’s Cannes success

Diana Moukalled<p>May 24, 2018 15:45<p>Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki winning the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for her film “Capharnaum” has …

There’s More to Italian Fiction Than Elena Ferrante

<b>THE ANIMAL GAZER</b><br>By Edgardo Franzosini<br>Translated by Michael F. Moore<br>124 pp. New Vessel. Paper, $16.95.<p>The sight of a horse being whipped was too much for the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who ran over in tears and embraced the poor beast before descending into madness — or so the story goes. This …

U.S. Army Testing Larger Caliber Round

For decades the U.S. military's rifles and machine guns have chambered either 5.56mm or 7.62mm rounds. Now, the Army's newest weapons are being …

Navy’s Costliest Vessel Ever Just Breached a $12.9 Billion Cap Set by Congress

The Navy’s costliest vessel ever just got pricer, breaching a $12.9 billion cap set by Congress by $120 million, the service told lawmakers this week.<p>…

Britain unlikely to use new aircraft carriers in Falklands-style conflict, suggests UK's national security adviser

The UK’s national security adviser has cast doubt on whether the Government would send Britain’s new aircraft carriers into a one-on-one conflict with another country.<p>Sir Mark Sedwill said he believed the carriers would “inevitably” only be deployed in a “contested environment” with the support of …

Britain's two new aircraft carriers may never be able to go to war alone as 'UK forces unable to support them'

BRITAIN may never be able to use its new aircraft carriers in a one-to-one combat with another country, the UK’s National Security Adviser signalled …

China's Type 003 super aircraft carrier could be nuclear powered

China is following up the domestically produced Type 001 (copy of the small Liaoning carrier) —with the Type 002. The Type 002 is expected to use …

The Next Battlefield in Washington's Fight to Contain China? It May Be Portugal

China Three Gorges Corp. late Friday said it plans to launch a €9.07 billion ($10.8 billion) offer to acquire the almost 77% it doesn’t already own of Portugal’s main energy utility, a bold move to expand further into Europe’s power sector that will likely attract heavy scrutiny from the U.S. and …

Is China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Training to Fight the U.S. Navy?

Recent reports suggest it might be possible. China has sent its most advanced fighter jet on a new kind of training mission.This week Chinese state …

Who is Wang Yi?

Foreign Minister Wang Yi is a rising star in the Chinese establishment. During the March annual session of the National People’s Congress (NPC), …

Movie time! Join City Press for a screening of Beirut

Mad Men’s handsome leading man, John Hamm, turns his talent to espionage in the action flick, Beirut. It is billed as an old-fashioned political …

30 Aprile 1777: Buon compleanno, Carl!

<i>Non ci sono stati che tre matematici<br>che abbiano fatto epoca:<br>Archimede, Newton ed Eisenstein.</i><br>(il Principe dei Matematici, circa 1820)<p>Era ed è ancora …

Loyal to a lost homeland: Philly-area Vietnamese honor a vanished South Vietnam

Michelle U. Quach left Vietnam long ago, when she was a child, but on Monday she’ll proudly help raise the flag of her homeland in ceremonies at …

Vietnam

Construction of an overpass to Beijing's new airport is complete

Workers finished connecting a major new overpass to Beijing's new airport on Saturday. The overpass, which is the widest of its kind in China, will …

China

How China Is Buying Its Way Into Europe

By Andre TartarAndre Tartar, Mira RojanasakulMira Rojanasakul and Jeremy Scott DiamondJeremy Scott Diamond<p>Published:<p>For more than a decade, Chinese …

China

Made in China 2025: Beijing's manufacturing blueprint and why the world is concerned

As the trade tensions between the US and China roll on, one particular Chinese policy is appearing in news reports more frequently.<p>Made in China 2025 …

China