It’s not often one has occasion to envy North Korea. It’s the most persecuted country in the world; it’s brought into comparison when one wants to insult and humiliate. The most severe sanctions, the grimmest image. Yet Russians could envy the [North Korean] DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) this week: [Read more]
Time Magazine picks those who have fought against Ebola as their Person of the Year.
In Beijing, Xi Jinping was very much the center of attention, yet it was the American president who stayed in control of the game.
Russia is right to put warplanes on patrol near US airspace. This is not Putin trying to be provocative or flaunting expansionist ambitions. It is simply Russia giving a taste of American medicine back and in language that the arrogant warmongers in Washington will understand.
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz opined that Russia is not viable as an alternative ally to the United States. This comes as Vladimir Putin confirmed the speculation that he would be the most powerful man in Russia and would lead his country until 2024, becoming the greatest leader to rule Russia since Stalin. Putin has [Read more]