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It's unclear why Putin thinks it is a good idea to embark on a second military operation before the first one has ended. Russia also lacks all the tactical advantages in Syria that it enjoyed in Ukraine.
In Cyprus last year, only 3 percent of asylum-seekers were granted refugee status, which allows them to live and work legally.
In a number of global trouble spots, including Syria, Ukraine and others, the two powers’ interests potentially overlap in a number of ways. In the last decade, from Iraq to Libya and Syria to Ukraine, the United States has consistently misjudged its ability to control and manage events on its own.
While Xi has taken out many senior leaders in the Communist Party and the Chinese military, he’s doing so not to protect his own seat of power, but to deal with the threat that factionalism poses to the Party.
Industrial overcapacity has become a time bomb that threatens the Chinese economy.
What is new is the velocity and impact of weaponizing today’s tools of global integration in an age of unprecedented interdependence.
All Christian theologies promote almsgiving and charity to poor people and those in need. But liberation theology seeks to understand poverty and change the social and political systems that cause it.
If China is truly to transform its image, it will need to overcome many other issues that have prevented the world from warming more to the country.
During World War II, the Soviet Union was looking for alternatives to the Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle, first developed for the czar's armies in 1891. What they came up with changed the world.
Jeremy Corbyn wants to leave NATO and abolish the Trident submarine nuclear deterrent. He is close to Hamas and Hezbollah and hostile to Israel -- and even more, to the United States. He dislikes the European Union and thinks NATO is to blame for the Russian advance into Ukraine.
Over and over, Pope Francis has turned to grass-roots social movements, rather than economists, as his source of hope for change.
China is a country that is plagued by its own urban creations, hamstrung by the miracle of its own success.
For Moscow, the situation in Syria offers both opportunity and danger. Through dramatically stepping up their support for the government in Damascus, they can strengthen their geopolitical hold on their only real ally in the region. It's yet another chance to embarrass the West.
Pope Francis will be walking a pastoral tightrope, seeking ways to challenge and reassure Catholics at all points on the ideological spectrum.
“I don’t agree with him on abortion. A fetus inside the womb has a voice. But I do agree that it’s immoral that we have tax cuts for the 1 percent. The middle class is shrinking, non-existent. And it’s self-centered and arrogant to only focus on abortion and gay rights,” one Liberty University student said of Bernie Sanders.
Americans take their vote for president of the United States more seriously than their vote for any other public office
After spending more than a year in the doghouse for slicing off pieces of Ukraine, Russia's president has stepped back on center stage by appointing himself the indispensable arbiter in Syria’s civil war.
Nearly 150,000 Syrian refugees have already claimed asylum in Europe and tens of thousands more are flooding the borders in search of places to live. Meanwhile, in China, there are millions of new apartments sitting completely empty
If Putin did, indeed, pick up the phone to call Elton John, he may have thought he had a direct line to the gay rulers of the world -- and he could communicate to them that he was a reasonable man who shouldn't be criticized quite so harshly.
Going home to retrieve paperwork is often a dangerous or impossible task. And while they can theoretically visit their embassies and consulates for replacements or renewals, many fear getting in touch with a government they may have opposed.