- U.S.-Russia security talks to start in Geneva amid tensions
- The talks are expected to focus on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the rising tensions in Ukraine. Such issues as arms control, cybersecurity and climate change may also be raised. While calling the dialogue a positive signal to improve frayed U.S.-Russia relations, experts are cautious about its outcomes.
- Top international hotspots in 2021
- The past year of 2021 has witnessed COVID-19 rampaging across the world, changes never seen in a century evolving in acceleration, and the world entering a period of instability and reform. Today let’s take a look back at the major hotspots that will exert far-reaching impacts on the international situation.
- EU's strategic independence still in a distance
- What the US has done in the past year, from tapping the leaders of European allies to pulling troops out of Afghanistan without prior notice to stealing Australia's nuclear submarine contract from France, has increasingly made the EU realize its lack of strategic independence. But can it become strategically independent?
- Kishida's protest against lax US military COVID testing only panders to domestic audience
- In terms of Kishida's response, "his anger and protest are primarily a show put up to the domestic public, in an attempt to appease their discontent and anxiety," Yang Xiyu, a senior research fellow at the China Institute of International Studies in Beijing, told the Global Times, "But Kishida should be clearly aware that such protest cannot fundamentally change the inequalities between Tokyo and Washington."
- DPRK confirms test-fire of tactical guided missiles
- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) test-fired two tactical guided missiles on Monday to verify the accuracy of the weapon system under production, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Tuesday.