Geopolitics matters. As we move deeper into a multipolar world, the importance of grand strategy will only grow. Relations between states at a strategic, economic and even emotional level will all intertwine to create a complicated web that will require sophisticated diplomacy to navigate. For China this is a particularly important lesson to learn, given its keynote “Belt and Road Initiative” that requires an acquiescent and peaceful world to deliver on its promise of building a web…
Much was hidden from the tourists visiting Sinet Chan in her rundown Cambodian orphanage.
When they returned to their hotels, cameras full and best intentions sated, they remained oblivious to the reality of what they had just supported.
Chan, the nine-year-old who sang and danced for them, was being starved. She and the other children hunted and ate mice to survive.
The orphanage’s director beat and raped her, repeatedly, over the course of several years. She was forced to toil in his…
Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of North Korean missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, that would fly over their homes.
As sirens blared from speakers in the town of Kotoura, children playing soccer outside ran to take shelter in a school, along with their parents and their team coach.
“I’ve been concerned every day that something might fall or a missile could fall in an unexpected place due to North…
Die Messerattacke in der finnischen Stadt Turku war Terror – die Behörden ermitteln, ob der Täter Verbindungen zum IS hatte. Seine Opfer hat der Täter wohl zufällig ausgewählt. Zwei Frauen sterben, acht weitere Menschen werden verletzt.
Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a home-grown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres.
An H-IIA rocket blasted off at about 2.30pm local time from the Tanegashima space centre in southern Japan, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
The rocket successfully released the Michibiki No. 3 satellite about 30 minutes after launch.
A South Korean man accused of duping over 20 Thai women into forced prostitution in his home country has been arrested in Bangkok, an officer said on Saturday.
Kim Hyoung-joon, 39, is believed to be part of a transnational gang funnelling Thai women into the sex trade in South Korea, and his arrest follows efforts by Bangkok and Seoul to dismantle the group.
Thai police said Kim promised women jobs as masseuses in South Korea.
But upon their arrival they were instead forced into sex work by…
A crisis engulfing Australia’s parliament has widened after a key independent senator became the seventh parliamentarian referred to the High Court to determine if his dual citizenship makes him ineligible to sit in parliament.
Senator Nick Xenophon’s announcement on Saturday that he holds dual British citizenship came as the future of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s government hangs in the balance, with questions surrounding the eligibility of key members of his government…
On February 16, 1768, the Court of Directors of the East India Company in London wrote to Warren Hastings: “we desire you to obtain the best intelligence you can whether cloth and other European commodities may not find their way to Tibet, Lhasa and the Western parts of China.” This spurred the British exploration of the Himalayas, an effort that has led today to the face-off between the two giant armies of India and China, who now stand on the brink of war.
During the 18th century…
Die abgesetzte Generalstaatsanwältin Venezuelas, Luisa Ortega, hat sich mit ihrem Ehemann nach Kolumbien abgesetzt. Sie will über Informationen verfügen, die Staatschef Maduro noch gefährlich werden könnten.
No sooner had the 11-storey flat building in Phnom Penh’s affluent Tuol Kouk district been finished than dozens of young Chinese men and women moved in loaded with desks and laptops, said neighbours.
“I thought they were moving an office in,” said Eng Somnang, 20, who owns a noodle soup shop directly opposite and watched them arrive early this month.
Police in the Cambodian capital accuse them of doing exactly that: setting up a criminal call centre with more than 200 Chinese…
Even after North Korea exchanged threats of a nuclear holocaust with the United States last week, South Koreans remain largely unruffled by what they see as routine conduct by their bellicose neighbour.
That’s not to say they aren’t worried though – just not so much about the North.
“Actually,” Kang Won-taek, professor of political science at Seoul National University, told This Week in Asia, “many South Koreans are worried about unilateral military action by…
Unstimmigkeiten bei den Ermittlungen in Spanien: Laut Regierung ist die Terrorzelle zerschlagen. In Katalonien sieht man das anders. Der Hauptverdächtige war am Samstag möglicherweise noch auf der Flucht.