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(click to enlarge) After the collapse of the Soviet Union, five independent states were formed in Central Asia, the boundaries of which were artificially... [Read More]
Disappointing jobs number. The U.S. economy added 266,000 jobs in April, far below expectations of about 1 million new jobs. The unemployment rate ticked... [Read More]
The U.S. birth rate fell by 4 percent in 2020 compared to 2019, resulting in the lowest number of babies born since 1979. The fertility... [Read More]
Strong recovery. China's debt-to-GDP ratio fell an estimated 2.6 percentage points during the first quarter, according to new official figures from the... [Read More]
Yemen has been subjected to foreign meddling for centuries. The British occupied Aden in 1839 and didn't leave until over a century later. The Ottomans... [Read More]
Russia checks in on Nagorno-Karabakh. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Armenia on Wednesday to discuss bilateral cooperation with Prime... [Read More]
While Russia was grabbing attention with its buildup and withdrawal of military forces along its western border with Ukraine, it was making a different,... [Read More]
2034: A Novel of the Next World War By Elliot Ackerman and Adm. James Stavridis "2034: A Novel of the Next World War" is the... [Read More]
East China Sea intel. Japan and Taiwan reportedly conducted a joint surveillance operation over the weekend for the first time, tracking the movements of... [Read More]
On May 8, 1945, Germany formally declared defeat in World War II. As others have said, there was one war in Europe that began in... [Read More]
Background: The Philippines' importance lies in its geography, located in the middle of what's known as the first island chain, giving it – or, more... [Read More]
Trade talks. Official talks between the European Union and India on a free trade deal are expected to begin May 8 during a virtual summit... [Read More]
It wasn't so long ago, historically speaking, that Spain was a great power. It ruled much of the Americas, dominated the Atlantic Ocean and exerted... [Read More]
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