If I do say so myself, writers of weekly newspaper columns do not have an easy time of it.
Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for ... Imagine all the people, living life in peace." -- John Lennon
Disputes and confrontations over portions of the Pacific Ocean continue to grow.
Slowing growth, a return to protectionism, questioning of free trade agreements and doubts over the stability of the EU: the world economy is entering a period of deep uncertainty following Brexit.
A historic ceasefire between the Colombian government and FARC rebels marks a "point of no return" on the road to peace but risks still lie ahead, analysts say.
It was Britain's poorer and less-educated citizens -- angry at not having shared in the economic benefits of a new world order -- who pushed it out of the European Union, in a vote that threatens elites, analysts say.
It's a deal! The Islamic Republic of Iran is set to buy 100 American-made Boeing civilian airliners for a price tag of almost US$25 billion. The sale, which has been quietly in the works for some months now, can be directly linked to last summer's Iran nuclear accord reached in Vienna by the United States and five other powers, which in effect trades Tehran's presumed nuclear transparency for a lifting of stifling economic sanctions on the Islamic republic. Why am I not surprised?
As the Islamic State group sees city after city slip from its grasp, analysts warn of retaliatory terror attacks in the West and a potential boost for jihadi rival al-Qaida.
Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Thailand yesterday under an even darker cloud than anticipated when her three-day official visit was first announced.
After nine years of massive work, a renovated and expanded Panama Canal is set to be unveiled on Sunday, ready to take on much bigger cargo ships with hopes of boosting the waterway's business.