Geopolitics

‘Very Abnormal’ Russian Satellite Escalates Fears of Orbital Arms Race

Russia and China have been ramping up their military presence in space in order to keep up with American capabilities.<p>Fears of space warfare have spiked in recent months, in the wake of the Trump administration’s insistence on establishing a Space Force as the sixth branch of the US military. …

Space Exploration

Is the Caspian a sea or a lake?

WHAT is the Caspian? For 20 years Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan, which surround it, have disagreed over whether it is a lake …

Hassan Rouhani

What the US has to lose in the ongoing dispute with Turkey

On Wednesday, Turkey shot back at Trump’s announcement of new tariffs by adding some tariffs of its own on U.S. imports. With tensions already …

Politics

The Diversity Myth

M A Y 1 9 9 5<p><b>The hortatory version of our history, in which America has long been a land of ethnic tolerance and multicultural harmony, leaves us with nothing useful to say to the failed states and riven polities of the post-Cold War world</b><p><b>by Benjamin Schwarz</b><p>SOLIPSISM is a perennial American …

Political Science

Forex - Dollar Eases, Still Supported Near 14-Month Highs

© Reuters. Dollar eases, still supported near 14-month highs<p>Investing.com - The dollar eased against a basket of the other major currencies on …

Stock Markets

The Future Of Real Estate May Be Etched In Concrete

If you’re looking for hints on the future of the real estate pipeline, including new residential and non-residential starts, you can do worse than listening to Ed Sullivan. The senior vice president and chief economist of the Portland Cement Association, Sullivan was among the keynote speakers at …

Real Estate

Turkey’s homemade currency crisis has truly global implications

Turkey’s recently reelected president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is blaming the sudden and dramatic decline of the Turkish lira on an international …

Middle East

Stocks open higher on plans to resume U.S.-China trade talks

MARKET PULSE U.S. stocks climbed at the opening bell on Wednesday as investors closely eye potential for geopolitical concerns to abate after China …

Stock Markets

John Brennan: Trump revoked my security clearance 'to scare into silence' critics

Former CIA Director John O. Brennan accused President Trump on Tuesday of stripping his security clearance to intimidate other opponents.<p>“Mr. Trump …

Donald Trump

Europe and America Drift (Dangerously) Far Apart

The Continent is something most Americans — those born after World War II — have more or less taken for granted. But now we need to seriously worry …

Europe

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s deft foreign policy helped forge stronger relationships

When it came to diplomatic matters, Atal Bihari Vapayee was a traditionalist who held that it wasn’t feasible to radically reshape foreign policy in …

Foreign Policy

Looking to buy a Mercedes-Benz? You'll have to pay up to 4% more from Sept

German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz on Thursday said it will hike prices of its vehicles across models by up to 4 per cent from September to offset …

Luxury SUV

America’s Facebook Friend Allies

Washington has been supremely embarrassed—by a nominal ally, as usual. After the Trump administration insisted that its involvement in Yemen helped …

International Relations

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, The 1st Indian Leader To Address UNGA In Hindi

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first external affairs minister to deliver a speech in Hindi at the UNGA, died in New Delhi today at the age of 93.<p><b>United</b> …

International Relations

How Democracies Can Fight Authoritarian Sharp Power

All around the world, authoritarian governments are interfering with the institutions of democratic societies in ways that would have been …

Chinese Communist Party

Oil and Trade Wars: Has the Shoe Fallen?

Brent oil futures are down 8% from their highs in July, whereas copper, lead, zinc front-month futures are down 20% over the same time. Yesterday, …

Stock Markets

Self-Loathing and Appeasement

<i>Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.</i>In the Thirties many in England blamed their own country for the …

International Relations

FireEye warns China's Belt and Road Initiative will spark uptick in cyberespionage

FireEye researchers are cautioning Malaysian organizations to be on the lookout for elevated cyberespionage attacks that could result from recent …

Cybersecurity

OMNIVORE: The dystopian hellhole of Trumpism

Defending Trump at his absolute worst

Donald Trump

America’s Global Order Can Be Saved

<i>(This is the third and final installment of a series on challenges facing the U.S.-led international liberal order. The first installment is here, and the second is here.)</i><p>The first two columns in this series explored the meaning and value of the liberal international order, the challenges it faces, …

Political Science

Is A Ukrainian Peace Agreement Possible? – Analysis

The trigger events for a peace agreement for Ukraine may look rather different from those conventionally found in the armoury of the peacekeeper. The …

Russia

China’s Europe Policy Poses a Challenge to EU Cohesion

<i>Xi Jinping has a global vision for China and has centralized foreign policy around himself and the CCP. In this six-part blog series, MERICS</i> …

Foreign Policy

Travel is meant to be exciting, not be a reminder of inequality and your place in the geopolitical order

I’m an Australian and have been so for as long as I can remember. I’ve always considered myself “Aussie”, and proudly so — with the obvious caveats …

Opinion (UK)

Trump Bets That Europe's Future Is Illiberal

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Donald Trump

Indonesia's big-hearted spirit in Asean

August 16, 2018 5:00 AM<br>Just as we, in Singapore, don't appreciate the clean air we breathe until the haze from Sumatra descends upon us, we also …

Asia

Rupee Hits New Low, Opens at 70.25 Against US Dollar

The Indian rupee on Thursday, 16 August, opened at an all-time low of 70.25 a dollar. The local currency fell further to 70.32 per dollar. It has …

Indian Politics

Luxury Daily

Never miss a luxury moment. Access the latest luxury business news and analysis, marketing and retail campaigns, features, special reports and live …

Marketing

The U.S. Military Is Worried About China's Moves in Africa

The Pentagon and US State Department are reinforcing their commitment to African security and influence amid numerous reports of stepped up Chinese …

China

DP World cautions on trade, posts 2.1 percent drop in first-half net profit

DUBAI (Reuters) - DP World DPW.DI, one of the world’s biggest port operators, posted a 2.1 percent drop in first-half net profit on Thursday, and cautioned about geopolitical risks and recent changes to trade policies.<p>FILE PHOTO: Freight containers are seen on a container ship at DP World, …

DP World

Zimbabwe:Divisions Rock Opposition MDC-Alliance

MDC-Alliance -- led by Mr Nelson Chamisa -- is on the brink of an imminent split fronted by one of its co-principals Mr Tendai Biti, who has the …

International Relations