Strategic observation

News Analysis: Algeria preparing for return of foreign fighters with efforts to fight terrorism

2018-02-17 17:43:55

The threat of the return of foreign fighters to the North African and Sahel regions after the defeat of Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, obsesses Algeria as neighboring countries like Libya, Niger and Mali are still suffering security instability, wh Full Story

Interview: WADA President gives all thumbs up to China's anti-doping efforts

2018-02-16 14:37:53

President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Sir Craig Reedie Friday gave all thumbs up to China's anti-doping efforts in the past two decades. Full Story

Spotlight: With latest school shooting, U.S. mass killings have become all too common

2018-02-16 08:11:46

Mass killings like the one seen on Wednesday are becoming increasingly common in the United States, highlighting a problem that only seems to be getting worse, experts said. Full Story

Spotlight: U.S., China have better options to address trade issues

2018-02-15 22:09:36

The U.S. government's recent tough measures on trade have raised concerns over China-U.S. economic ties, but analysts on both sides of the Pacific say the world's two largest economies have better choices. Full Story

Commentary: China no longer "catching up with the times," but "leading the times" in modernization drive

2018-02-15 21:34:26

China is about to embrace the Year of Dog, but this particular year is known as a Wuxu year, which only comes every 60 years. Full Story

Spotlight: Xi's Spring Festival greetings touch, inspire overseas Chinese

2018-02-15 19:28:47

Chinese President Xi Jinping's Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese people with references to hard work and family values on Wednesday have struck a chord with overseas Chinese. Full Story

Spotlight: NATO commits to new command centers to strengthen alliance

2018-02-15 04:55:43

In a sign that NATO is continuing to reinforce its modernization as a defense alliance, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that allied defense ministers agreed Wednesday on reforms to the NATO command structure. Full Story

News Analysis: Why EU countries compete to host agencies after Brexit

2018-02-15 03:45:24

Milan's legal appeal to annul a European Union (EU) decision to move the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from London to Amsterdam after Brexit highlights how important it is for EU member states to host the bloc's organizations in their own territory. Full Story

Spotlight: Tiny particles from human behavior negatively affect weather system

2018-02-14 23:54:15

A scientific study published recently in Science shows even the small particles emitted from human behavior have a huge influence on the weather, said Prof. Daniel Rosenfeld of the Hebrew University. Full Story

Spotlight: Iran's currency in record depreciation amid tensions with U.S.

2018-02-14 06:10:28

Iran's rial hit an all-time-low against major foreign currencies on Tuesday, as Iran's rising tensions with the United States were regarded as the main cause. Full Story