Social and Humanitarian Concerns
During Richard Nixon's visit to China in 1972, Premier Zhou Enlai famously declined to answer a question about the historical impact of the French Revolution, protesting that it was still too early to draw firm conclusions.
Noam Chomsky is an encyclopedic scholar who tirelessly researches the political and economic facts of our world and then, just as tirelessly, lays them out for the educated public in books, articles and public talks.
A UN aid convoy has been destroyed, apparently in a regime airstrike, less than a week into the U.S.-Russia brokered ceasefire between government troops and opposition forces in Syria.
The Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the center-right political party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, did poorly in recent state elections, owing to the concomitant rise of the far-right, anti-Islam and anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.
The burkini ban implemented in various parts of France has generated headlines around the world, pitting French secularism against individual rights.