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Conflicts and Crisis

The burgeoning US-China trade war promises to dominate headlines this year for a good time to come. But the larger story of China’s economy is just as intriguing. A structural transition from a manufacturing-led economy to a services- and...
NATO has launched its biggest military drill since the collapse of the Soviet Union. This comes a month after Russia hosted China for their own joint military exercises. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO needed a "strong display" of...
Representatives of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the U.S. have been at odds about what happened to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, until Saudi Arabia confirmed that he was killed in its consulate in Istanbul. Here’s how each country’s narrative...
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In "Futures In Focus," Phil Streible, senior market strategist at RJO Futures, examines the drop of the U.S. dollar and President Donald Trump claiming that China and the European Union are manipulating their currencies. © Bloomberg Markets and Finance He speaks...
So predicted no less an authority than Marine Corps Commandant Robert Neller, a man not prone to drama or hyperbole. Though he seemed to be speaking specifically of the prospect of a hot war over Europe, he might as...
Pressekonferenz zum Treffen von Bundesinnenminister Horst Seehofer (CSU) und Bundeskanzler von Österreich Sebastian Kurz vom 13.06.2018. © phoenix
Ceremony to open US embassy in Jerusalem US is to open its embassy in Jerusalem, following Trump's decision to recognise the city as the capital of Israel. © RT | Livestream Palestinians protest in Ramallah on Monday, May 14, as the US...
Israeli Defense Force officials say Iranian Quds forces on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights have fired 20 rockets at Israel. © CNN
US President Donald Trump says he will withdraw the US from an Obama-era nuclear agreement with Iran. Calling it "decaying and rotten", he said the deal was "an embarrassment" to him "as a citizen". Going against advice from European allies,...
The Saudis and Iranians have never actually declared war on each other. Instead, they fight indirectly by supporting opposing sides in other countries and inciting conflicts. This is known as proxy warfare. © Vox
Due to the growing obsolescence of North Korea’s conventional military capabilities, North Korea has pivoted towards a national security strategy based on asymmetric capabilities and weapons of mass destruction. As such, it has invested heavily in the development of...
During a May 10 meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, Trump began describing details about an Islamic State terror threat, according to current and former U.S. officials. © Washington Post Two former officials...
Hundreds were arrested in anti-corruption protests in Russia. CNN's Fred Pleitgen sat down and spoke with some the demonstrators.
erman officials have opened an investigation into suspicions the Turkish intelligence service has been spying on hundreds of its nationals in Germany. According to German media, Turkey's MIT agency handed its German counterparts a list and surveillance photos of anti-Erdogan...
"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...
"Wer dieses Land öffentlich verdächtigt, Nazi-Methoden anzuwenden, (...) disqualifiziert sich selbst", sagt Bundestagspräsident Norbert Lammert vor der Regierungserklärung von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel. Deutsch-Türkische Beziehung: Rede von Norbert Lammert am 09.03.2017 © phoenix
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
How much tougher is Trump than Obama when it comes to Iran? Matthew Symonds, our defence and diplomatic editor, explains.   © 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