By launching the missile, North Korea showed that it would not be restricted by the “red lines” set by the US and that it would continue its confrontation with the US.
His look of despair speaks to what many in Venezuela are feeling as they wonder how much longer their country must suffer violence and misrule.
Until a few decades ago, democratic leaders had to climb the electoral ladder, acquiring facility for retail politics, stump speaking and demands of assembling a majority.
The world is getting more unpredictable. Small states are becoming more vulnerable to changing geopolitics and the risks stemming from major power rivalry.
All that’s left now is for the North to miniaturise a warhead to be deliverable by such an ICBM – thought to be not more than a few years off.
This G20 summit, of course, was the first with Donald Trump as US President. The summit’s discordant tones, echoed in the stormy sections of Beethoven’s symphony, emanated entirely from the United States.
US President Donald Trump must be giddy: on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, he finally met his Russian counterpart and strongman-hero Vladimir Putin.
While I was Governor of Hong Kong, from 1992 until the handover of the city to China in 1997, I kept a diary.
With every tweet or meeting with a foreign leader that US President Donald Trump completes, American officials find themselves struggling to reassure allies that the United States remains committed to their security.
Against the odds, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron won the French presidency by a decisive margin, and now he secured a huge majority in the French National Assembly.
If you were a Briton who had been stuck in Antarctica for the past year and a half, you might be forgiven for wishing you had stayed put.
The recent commune elections raise an interesting question for the opposition CNRP – for the last four years, the CNRP has claimed that it “really” won the 2013 general election, but did it?
Last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a heavily orchestrated “Belt and Road” forum in Beijing.
Official consultation on the Pak Beng Hydropower Project in Oudomxay province of Laos, a major infrastructure project on the Mekong mainstream, is approaching the end of its six-month prior consultation (PC) process of the Mekong…
The local elections on June 4 were a milestone in strengthening the democratic institutions and decentralisation in Cambodia. The elections were smoothly conducted and largely free and fair.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has never been regarded as an especially inspiring orator. In fact, she has a reputation for gently talking her audiences to sleep. But that all changed a few days ago.
US President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will no longer participate in the 2015 Paris climate agreement, the landmark United Nations treaty that many of us worked so hard to achieve.
One of the things that shocks tourists as they tour the streets of Phnom Penh for the first time is the amount of discarded tissues under tables and chairs at small outdoor restaurants.
The Thai military regime of former army commander Prayut Chan-o-cha and his junta turned three yesterday. Champagne and birthday cake aren’t on the menu.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc makes a state visit Cambodia today to reaffirm unwavering and time-honored friendship between the two neighbors.
Legend holds that King Canute brought his flatterers to the sea to show them that even a king could not command the ocean waves, that the laws of nature are more powerful than the decrees of men.
Throughout the US presidential campaign, Donald Trump criticized the Obama administration for being “too soft” on Iran and for allowing it to gain strength in the Middle East.
Under Donald Trump’s leadership, America is now once again entering a shameful period of choosing to fear refugees.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is leading the United Kingdom toward a very “hard” Brexit in 2019 – and potentially off a cliff, if the UK leaves the European Union without an exit or trade deal.
President Donald Trump was sworn into power on Friday, assuming a tremendous amount of responsibility for the welfare and security of Americans.
In 2015, the 62 richest people in the world held as much wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest and most vulnerable. In 2016, a mere eight people did, and they were all men.
With Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States fast approaching, the strangest – even craziest – post-election transition in US history is about to come to an end.
In Aleppo, the devastated Syrian city and former rebel stronghold that has now been retaken by Syrian government forces, there was a glimmer of hope even as the bombs were falling.
The killing of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey on Monday evening might have prompted knee-jerk comparisons to the 1914 assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, but it almost certainly won’t spark a World War I-type conflict.