In 1997, the EU pledged its support to the “one country, two systems” formula and to Beijing’s promise to bring democratic elections to Hong Kong. Yet the EU has remained silent since the confrontation between Beijing and the pro-democracy activists began to grow hot this summer.
A ruling in California could have serious implications for public pension systems across the country.
Under Saudi management, the holiest sight in Islam is being swamped by concrete – and the Turks are not happy.
Russia is digging in its heels in the Crimean peninsula by announcing a big naval expansion. That’s probably not playing well in Ankara.
German defense deficiencies glaringly exposed by recent failed mission, damning parliamentary report.
Beijing is launching a high-profile campaign to combat misinformation about genetically modified foods. Its success or failure could have enormous implications for China’s food security.
As Brazil’s evangelical population grows, its political clout is growing too—so much so that it has already influenced more than one high profile politician to alter her stance on key social issues. But even if evangelicals don’t prove to be game-changers this time around, this story is one to watch.
Xi’s intemperate promotion of “reunification” with Taiwan was counterproductive at best, given what is going on in Hong Kong. Why did he do it?
Warsaw announced that France is in danger of being out of the running for a nearly six billion dollar missile defense deal because Paris might still sell Mistral class warships to Putin. Let’s see if money works where solidarity doesn’t.
What could monastic life today look like? Two attempts at reimagining how it could thrive in the twenty-first century.