China claims they aren’t military bases, but their actions say otherwise. The islands that China is building in the South China Sea is causing disputes among the other nations in the region; Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The US has many allies in the region and uses its massive Navy to patrol international waters, keeping shipping lanes open for trade.
Putin has created what he calls a "vertical of power" something unlike any we see in other great nations. As the Russian chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov - himself a harsh critic of Putin - has noted, the entire structure of Russian political power rests on one man. When the czar died, you knew the structure that would endure and the process by which his successor, his son, would be elevated. When the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party died, the Standing Committee and the Politburo would Read more [...]
Although posted a month ago, there was reason for a high alert when US B-52 Bombers flew close to China’s Guangdong Province. A pair of US B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers reportedly flew within 250 kilometers of Guangdong’s coastline in southern China on a Tuesday afternoon (24th), according to Taiwan media and Aircraft Spots, a Twitter group that tracks arcraft movement and the deployment of the US Air Force.
Cathy Newman’s full interview with Philosopher Noam Chomsky was posted on May 14, 2016. From Trump and Clinton, to climate change, Brexit and TTP, America’s foremost intellectuals presents his views on who rules the world today.
This is an extract of a 60 minute love webcast from Jane’s by IHS Markit. This briefing examines developments related to North Korea’s military modernization, missile and nuclear capabilities, as well as diplomatic posturing.
Boeing has been a part of the European aerospace community for 8 decades. A European heritage and global perspective are key tenets of our active local presence and remain at the root of our contribution to Europe’s economic and technological growth.
There is a lot of talk about Russia’s hostility to America, thanks to their apparent (and to some – glaringly obvious) interference in the 2016 election. But in the grand scheme of things, Russia is considered ‘small potatoes.’ America is bigger economically, has far more friends and thus a better world standing, and has a lot more going for it, as Stephen Walk explains here.