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Geopolitics | Politics

What makes a democracy? Members of the public discuss what constitutes a democratic country, and how many true democracies exist. © The Economist
Former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn has told the Senate Intelligence Committee he is willing to testify about the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia in return for immunity from prosecution, a Congressional official told NBC News. The Wall Street...
Most of the geopolitical events in East Asia revolve around China. The decisions that Beijing makes have a profound impact on the region.As China adopts a new foreign and domestic policy, regional nations must adapt as well. In this...
"Unsere Demokratie ist nicht dazu da, in der Türkei eine Diktatur zu errichten, deshalb sagt bitte "Nein" zu Erdogans Verfassungsänderung", sagt Cem Özdemir (B90/Grüne) in der Aussprache zur Regierungserklärung zum Europäischen Rat. © phoenix
"Das ist kein Dialog. Das ist eine hässliche Geopolitik, die Demokratie und Menschenrechte opfert. Diese Politik muss beendet werden! Wir brauchen eine radikale Wende in der Türkeipolitik!" © Fraktion DIE LINKE. im Bundestag
"Wir stehen zum Rederecht, wir stehen dazu, dass wir ein Land sind, das offene Debatten auch aushält, aber wir lassen uns nicht auf der Nase herumtanzen", Peter Altmaier (Chef des Bundeskanzleramtes, CDU) im Gespräch mit Korrespondent Gerd-Joachim von Fallois...
Bundespressekonferenz zur Anti-Terror-Übung von Polizei und Bundeswehr mit Bundesinnenminister Thomas de Maizière, Bundesverteidigungsministerin Ursula von der Leyen, Ulrich Mäurer (SPD) und Klaus Bouillon (CDU). © phoenix
Scotland's first minister has said Autumn 2018 would be a "common sense" date for any second independence referendum. Nicola Sturgeon continued to insist, however, that no final decision had yet been made on holding such a vote. In a BBC interview,...
BAKU - In South America, the stakes differ greatly between countries. Some nations will focus on deterring criminal syndicates and settling peace deals with rebel forces. Others will seek to contain social unrest and hyperinflation. Then, in a turn...
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released on Friday a report that detailed what it called a Russian campaign to influence the election. The report is the unclassified summary of a highly sensitive assessment from American intelligence...
Former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage says 2016 was the beginning of a 'global political revolution' with the Brexit Vote and election of Donald Trump. His comments came Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. © Associated Press
In remarks at CPAC, Vice President Mike Pence said that President Trump had assembled the "strongest conservative cabinet in my lifetime," adding that conservatives have an opportunity that only comes around "every few generations." Photo: Getty © Wall Street Journal
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly spoke to reporters during a diplomatic visit to Mexico on Thursday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He said the U.S. wouldn't use military force in immigration operations. Photo: Getty Images
North Korea appeared to lash out at Beijing Thursday in a state media commentary, despite the fact that it has long relied on China for economic and diplomatic support. WSJ's Lee Hawkins explains.   © Wall Street Journal

„Pacific no more?

MSC 2017: Security in East Asia and the Korean Peninsula"   © MSC Introduction: John Chipman Director General and Chief Executive, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London Yun Byung-Se Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea, Seoul Ng Eng Hen Minister of Defence, Republic of Singapore, Singapore Fu...
David Friedman, President Trump’s nominee for US ambassador to Israel has no diplomatic experience and is known for making inflammatory comments. His right-wing views are out of step with years of American diplomacy.   © The Economist
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says in an interview with Reuters that more needs to be done if it is to agree on bailout loans for Greece. © Reuters
Stratfor Vice President of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker discusses the evolving trade and defense ties between Tokyo and Washington.
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to North Korea having test-fired a ballistic missile. It is the first missile test conducted by North Korea since US President Donald Trump took office. © CNN
CNN's Ana Cabrera speaks to Columnist for The Daily Beast Gordon Chang about his thoughts on North Korea's ballistic missile testing. © CNN