GEOPOLITICS

 The next phase of Myanmar’s political transition has been settled. China is monitoring closely the elections. The results of the country’s Nov. 8 elections have confirmed that the opposition National ...

Was Kirchnerism really defeated? In the past decade we have seen how a wave of leftist populism has shaken up Latin America.  Argentina, Birthplace of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, was of ...

Russia Tries to Sow a Trans-Atlantic Divide     Russia’s standoff with the United States will grow more complicated this quarter as Moscow tries to soften the Europeans on sanctions over Ukraine ...

The rift between Russia and Ankara is growing after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet that allegedly violated its airspace. On Nov. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the ...

U.S. military advisors will begin training five Ukrainian mechanized battalions and one special operations forces battalion in Lviv on Nov. 23, a Ukrainian presidential representative said, Sputnik reported Nov. 7. ...

Forecast Mexican organized crime groups will continue to exploit Mexico’s energy industries despite recent government efforts to stop the theft. Among Mexico’s various crime groups, organizations in the Tierra Caliente ...

Nigeria has been getting a lot of bad press lately, owing largely to the militant Islamist group Boko Haram’s abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in April, part of a ...

Algeria belongs to the locals. Arriving in Algiers’ Houari Boumediene International Airport, it’s readily apparent that the facility wasn’t designed with tourists in mind. Distractions found in other regional airports, such ...

Bavaria is one of those rare places where the monumental and the austere coexist, where tradition is strong but so is the desire for innovation. It is a place where ...

Up to three gunmen stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali, taking as many as 170 occupants hostage Nov. 20. They reportedly entered the hotel using ...