World Feb 17, 2015

Moscow carries out snap check of paratroopers in western Russia

Russia's defense ministry started a snap inspection of its paratrooper units in western Russia on Monday, Interfax news agency quoted the ministry press office as saying. Russia has carried out several unannounced military drills since relations with the West deteriorated over the Ukraine crisis, with ...

Commentary / World Feb 13, 2015

China's war on Western values

by Minxin Pei

The Chinese leadership's fight against liberalism and "Western values" — such as its intensified Internet censorship and the jailing of human rights lawyers — is directly undermining its efforts to root out official corruption, promote innovation and deepen engagement with the outside world.

Western nations' mastery

Commentary / World Oct 31, 2014

Western nations' mastery

by William Pfaff

A British scholar and former wartime army intelligence officer will tell you that there's nothing new about Islamic State, that it is in no way integral to the Islamic religion, and that it is a phenomenon that will pass.

Commentary / World Jul 25, 2014

MH17: condemn but learn

by Ramesh Thakur

It is not acceptable to respond to the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, and to similar incidents, through the lens of either a friend or a foe. We need credible and prompt international investigations.