The week of October the 16th saw the Biden administration gain what could be its first foreign policy victory since the debacle of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The images from Burkina Faso after the recent coup have been startling. After the ouster of the previous junta by another group of dissatisfied officers, two things stood out: First was the number of Russian flags being flown by those celebrating the ouster, and the other was the subsequent arson attacks on French interests.
On the 16th of September, a 22-year-old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini - whose Kurdish name is Jinna - was brutally and tragically killed by Tehran's fundamentalist theocratic regime's so-called 'morality police' for allegedly breaking forced headscarf rules.
The resumption of conflict in Ukraine this year has presented more plot twists within the last six months than what is seen in a good novel or a Hollywood blockbuster.
Pakistan is in the global spotlight once again: catastrophic flooding caused by untimely and intense monsoon rains – six to seven times the usual volume, according to estimates – have submerged more than half the country’s landmass.
Arabian Gulf: The United States Navy 5th Fleet prevented an Iranian military ship from seizing an unmanned US Navy ship in the Arabian Gulf.
There are times when confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate are not spectacular but often provide insights into major national security challenges for the United States. Often major concerns have a prominent role. However, there are times when other crisis spots are omitted.
Russian authorities said Sunday they had opened a murder investigation after the daughter of influential, ultra-nationalist Russian ideologue, and a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, Alexander Dugin was killed by a car bomb on the outskirts of Moscow.
The US economy is reported to have contracted for a second straight quarter; GDP growth declined by 0.9 percent on an annualized basis during April-June 2022, after a 1.6 percent contraction (or negative growth) reported during January-March 2022.
The winds of change have blown hard in several countries worldwide over the last couple of years, but rarely has a poor situation shifted into one of positive change.