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Global military expenditure rises to 1.686 tln USD in 2016

Global military expenditure rises to 1.686 tln USD in 2016

The total world military expenditure rose to 1.686 trillion U.S. dollars in 2016, an increase of 0.4 percent in real terms from 2015, according to a report released on Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). According to the report, “the United States remains the country with the highest annual military expenditure in […]

Egocentrism, Trump and the international system

Egocentrism, Trump and the international system

The inauguration ceremony of US President Donald Trump was closely followed by the world. In his election, Trump pledged that he would make the USA a globally respected country within the context of political and military hegemony. This study addresses egocentrism, or self-centeredness, with reference to the behavioral patterns of Trump. With this, the influences […]

Cooperation is the only correct choice for China and the US

Cooperation is the only correct choice for China and the US

The first question raised by a US reporter at a press conference following the annual session of China’s national legislature was about the possibility of high-level talks between China and the US and China’s confidence in bilateral ties. This, along with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s China visit in mid-March, has the world anticipating […]

Lu – Olo pledged to strengthen national unity

Lu – Olo pledged to strengthen national unity

The people of Timor – Leste has chosen a new president. Francisco Guterres Lu – Olo was elected to the fourth president of the republic to Timor – Leste with total valid votes of 295.048 (57.1%) and Antonio da Conceicao with a total of 167.794 (32.5%) and the another valid vote divided into six other […]

Pope Francis: Possible message for Pyeongchang Olympics

Pope Francis: Possible message for Pyeongchang Olympics

The Catholic church’s brand refresh Growing up in Italy affects people in many ways: the idea of beauty, love for food, the guilty feeling of wasting it, the importance of art and culture, and much more. There is also an Italian saying that led my life: where three people can eat, four can eat too […]

The Westminster Terror Attack

The Westminster Terror Attack

Terror took place in London, when a car-and-knife attack happened, in the heart of London on March 22. Reports say that a black-clad assailant, armed with two long knives, drove his car through a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death on the grounds of Parliament. This incident led […]

#TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia Social Media Campaign

#TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia Social Media Campaign

There has been a social media campaign that started on March 15 with the hashtag #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia. This hashtag is referring to the people of Somalia that are currently experiencing a life-threatening famine and now this social media campaign is raising awareness to the issue. According to the UN humanitarian office, around six million people are […]

The “Real Asia Pivot”: Trump Will Do What Obama Only Talked About

The “Real Asia Pivot”: Trump Will Do What Obama Only Talked About

Former President Obama should be given credit for recognizing this and for attempting, however weakly and ineffectively, to transition American attention further east.  Ironically, due to his Administration’s failures, it is likely to be the successor to America’s self-purported “First Pacific President,” the ever-pugnacious but unabashedly pro-American Donald Trump, who will have to implement a […]

East Timor will choose a new president

East Timor will choose a new president

The people of East Timor will choose their new president on March 20, 2017. The current president of the Republic Taur Matan Ruak (TMR) has announced the electoral campaign will begin on March 3 until March 18, 2017. TMR said he will not be campaigning again for the presidential election because he would rather hand […]

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid signs “the Memory of Silence” in Mumbai Poetry Festival

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid signs “the Memory of Silence” in Mumbai Poetry Festival

In Mumbai, 22nd and 23rd April 2017, a Paperwall Media and Publishing Initiative hosts its Mumbai Poetry Festival in the New Library Hall, in Mumbai- a city of dreams. PMP has been a part of the publishing industry for the past 25 years. It began in 1992 with Abhidha, a journal dedicated to Marathi poetry, which […]

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