In Russia, thousands of government-funded clubs are producing what is called "military-patriotic education" for children. Accepting both boys and girls, these clubs teach them military exercises, some of which employ heavy military equipment.
The collapse in stock markets and the surge in the migrants flooding into Europe captured August headlines. There are many underlying causes for each phenomenon, all linked. Unprecedented flows of illicit money are damaging most economies. Investors are fleeing this, as are migrants.
SEOUL -- Any future war in Asia will not be about conflicting interests, but "a cultural war for mutual recognition."
Khamenei holds two stances on the U.S. -- one in private, and one in public -- for the purpose of preserving his legitimacy. When speaking in public, Khamenei's speeches and statements clearly characterize his distrust towards the "Great Satan." Khamenei does this for multiple reasons.
With more than 8,000 miles between them and marked differences in climate and culture, Argentina and Russia seem to be worlds apart, but recently something spectacularly similar happened in these two countries -- the introduction of bills to end animal testing for cosmetics.
Expressions of populist anger, resentment toward unresponsive government institutions, and deep-seated frustration with "politics as usual" have dominated the rhetoric surrounding the Republican Party's ongoing presidential primary campaign.
Williams likened climate change to a "bully" that every year "demands more of your money than the year before. Every year, the bully -- or atmosphere -- is demanding more resources -- or water -- than ever before."
You might prefer to just step off the ship and walk down the main shopping street of the Nevsky Prospect and window shop, as many have done before you at the turn of the century, as the Gilded or Imperial Age was falling apart around them.
The European Theater, in turn, was divided into three broad fronts: The Western front in France and Belgium, the Italian Front in northeastern Italy and the Eastern Front. The Italian front was a secondary theater in Europe.
The challenge for the European Union and its member states, particularly Germany, is in balancing the often incongruous demands of co-operation and self-interest, and thus demonstrate to their own citizens that concrete achievements can still create a Europe of solidarity and prosperity as Schuman envisaged.
Putin's support for Kadyrov should be conditional. However, Russia's reliance on the Chechen leader to provide security in the North Caucasus and to restrict ISIS's growth in that region makes it very difficult for Putin to change his Chechnya policy.
World attention focuses on ISIS and Iran, with its half an atomic weapon. But the biggest geopolitical issue is Vladimir Putin, backed by thousands of nuclear weapons, who is gradually conquering Ukraine, a democracy with 45 million people the size of Germany and Poland combined.
Donald Trump keeps on saying stupid, hateful things. About Mexicans, women, John McCain, Megyn Kelly... And he keeps on leading the Republican presidential race. Gosh, could there be a correlation?
Visiting the opulent restored palaces of St. Petersburg is impressive and a must. But through these untouched sites, I walked into history and found the shadows of the Romanovs.
My small chunks of Wall are not autographed by celebrities, they do not have the original graffiti, yet these pieces of almost indestructible concrete are a treasured and constant reminder of how fragile freedom is.
Though World War II has long since concluded, the conflict still lives on for many in Ukraine and the country's foreign Diaspora. For Kiev, which has been locked in a deadly stalemate with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, the public relations stakes are high.