Asia in 2016: Hong Kong

Just as the aftershocks of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement demonstrations of 2014 had calmed down, the Year of the Monkey began in Hong Kong with a violent surprise. In February, the Food and Environmental Hygiene…


Asia in 2016: China

The Chinese government had much to be irritated about in 2016, both at home from its gyrating stock markets, and abroad from an unfavorable international ruling on its South China Sea expansion and attacks on…


US troops arriving in Poland draw Russian ire

US troops and tanks began streaming into Poland Thursday as part of one of the largest deployments of US forces in Europe since the Cold War, an operation that Russia angrily branded a… This is…



Russia denies existence of cyber attack units

Amid a growing scandal in the United States over Russian attempts to interfere in the 8 November presidential election, Moscow has denied the existence of both its ‘cyber corps’ or the assertion that any Russian…


RAF draws down Tornado training

The Royal Air Force is drawing down its training on the Panavia Tornado GR4 strike aircraft, with the service’s training unit, XV(R) Squadron, beginning its last course in January. After completion of the final…