Sunday, March 8, 2015
Drug-related crimes in Indonesia have entered an emergency phase, threatening the nation's resilience. According to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, everyday the crimes claim the lives of 40 to 50 Indonesian citizens, causing their families to grieve and experience agony. Can, therefore, capital punishment be imposed against drug offenders?
The gangland style murder of Boris Nemtsov starkly demonstrates the considerable distance still separating Russia from stable and reliable rule of law.
The EU's talks with Cuba this week on normalizing ties set up a potential rivalry with the United States as businesses on both sides of the Atlantic eye the island's post-thaw potential.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Amid a near unquenchable thirst for natural resources, a desire to develop new trading partners and an opportunity to press for political influence in a vast region increasingly ignored by the United States, the People's Republic of China is forging ahead to develop closer ties with Latin America.
One by one, the Mexican government is taking down the country's most notorious drug cartel capos, leaving very few recognizable names on the most wanted list.
Divided into rival armed factions, plagued by drug trafficking and at the mercy of jihadism, northern Mali will only find peace through reconciliation among its warring tribes, experts say.
Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's divisive lecture on Iran's nuclear program to the U.S. Congress may have played well for his hard-line, mostly Republican allies and his supporters at home, but it is unclear if he has made any tangible gains.
Since Hugo Chavez died two years ago, Venezuela's economy has tanked and the government has lurched toward more repressive tactics, triggering nostalgia among the late leftist firebrand's supporters and even his opponents.
An alarming number of Turks from students to celebrities are facing criminal charges over draconian laws prohibiting insult or disrespect to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, fueling criticism that they are aimed at stifling dissent.