Opinion



No chances of WWIII

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was quoted as saying, during the Munich conference, that ground intervention in Syria could result in a third world war.



Brazil struggles with Zika outbreak

Brazil is reeling from an unprecedented outbreak of the Zika virus, which in the worst cases affects the fetuses of pregnant woman, causing malformation of the babies’ brains.



The social investment revolution

In 1972, during Richard Nixon’s visit to Beijing, Zhou Enlai, the first Premier of the People’s Republic of China, was asked for his view of the impact of the 1789 French Revolution.




True nature of Syrian crisis

The latest declaration by Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, which held Assad’s regime responsible for obstructing the negotiations, does not rise to the level of crimes and serious incid



Enigma of the US election

The results of the primary elections in New Hampshire — a state where if presidential candidates do not come out swinging and win big are likely to encounter diminished support elsewhere in the countr



China can fix its economy

Pessimism about China has become pervasive in recent months, with fear of a “China meltdown” sending shock waves through stock markets worldwide since the beginning of the year.



PYD: Another face of terror

Last week we discussed Turkey’s civil war against the PKK and saw how the issue is directly related to the PYD in Syria.



Vaccines versus superbugs

The outbreak of the Zika virus, like Ebola before it, has highlighted the risk that infectious diseases can pose to the health of entire countries — and the importance of vaccines to the fight against



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