Socio-economic challenges are at the core of this year’s elections
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
In any given year, a handful of companies file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States. Rarely, however, does one of these filings reverberate beyond the boardroom and into the realm of geopolitics. Those that do — Lehman Brothers in 2008, or several U.S. automakers in 2008-10 — usually involve hundreds of billions of dollars. But the next big geopolitically relevant bankruptcy may be on the horizon, and the amount of money involved is tiny next to the collapses of the past decade.
Kazakhstan abstained from vote on a UN resolution on Syria condemning last week's chemical weapons attack.
Estonian Foreign Minister: EU must improve interconnections with Eastern Partnership nations
The European Union must improve interconnections with countries of the Eastern Partnership, Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser said at a meeting of foreign ministers of Eastern Partnership and Visegrad countries in Warsaw.
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, will be in Warsaw on 20 April, Poland's deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański has said.
By Zhang Hongzhou
China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative has become a major foreign policy priority. The land-based Silk Road Economic Belt aims to expand China’s economic connections and political influence across much of Eurasia through vast infrastructure and investment schemes, potentially involving over 40 countries. But reviving the ancient Silk Road will not be easy. Water conflicts, as elsewhere, are top on the list of potential challenges.
NATO is the "bulwark of international peace and security" but its European members "must pay what they owe," US President Donald Trump said alongside the political head of the military alliance.