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    East Asia and Pacific

    Shanghai by Edward He

    Spy balloons: How would Japan respond?

    February 6, 2023
    Nikkei Asia

    'Saturday Night Live' spoofs Chinese balloon incident

    “Saturday Night Live” poked fun in its cold open at the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that was shot down by ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Trump and Biden admins clash over reports of previous Chinese balloons 

    Former President Trump and a number of the top defense and intelligence officials from his administration are refuting a claim ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Near East

    Manama by Todd Gardner

    Frankly, Harry's just lucky he didn't grow up in North Korea

    Prince Harry’s book “Spare,” about his terrible tiffs with higher-ups in the British royal family, including the “heir” to the ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Iran to revamp Venezuela's largest refining complex using Chinese technology | Mircely Guanipa

    The Paraguana revamp project will allow NIORDC to hire contractors and outsource work to repair five of the complex’s nine ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Arab Weekly

    US official's visit to Iraq eases currency crunch, boosts Central Bank governor

    The US official’s visit seemed also to boost the standing of Iraq’s Central Bank governor amid political disputes challenging Prime ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Arab Weekly

    Saudi energy minister warns Russia sanctions could result in energy shortages

    The prince also said Saudi Arabia was working to send Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to Ukraine. LPG is most commonly ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Arab Weekly

    Crafts festival seeks to attract visitors to Libya's 'pearl of the desert'

    The UNESCO-listed oasis city, a pre-Roman Berber settlement and a key stop on Saharan trade routes, has unique multilevel architecture ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Arab Weekly

    Western Hemisphere

    Washington DC by Vadim Sherbakov

    Young dolphin skull found in luggage at Detroit airport by customs agents

    (NEXSTAR) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents made a fishy discovery last week at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport while ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    'Saturday Night Live' spoofs Chinese balloon incident

    “Saturday Night Live” poked fun in its cold open at the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that was shot down by ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Koch fundraising network signals turn against Trump in 2024

    The powerful political network led by conservative billionaire Charles Koch weighed into the GOP’s 2024 presidential primary on Sunday, saying ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Former aide accuses George Santos of sexual harassment

    A man who briefly worked in Rep. George Santos’ (R-N.Y.) office has accused the embattled New York Republican of sexual ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Trump and Biden admins clash over reports of previous Chinese balloons 

    Former President Trump and a number of the top defense and intelligence officials from his administration are refuting a claim ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Sub-Saharan Africa

    Nairobi by Yonko Kilasi
    Nairobi by Yonko Kilasi

    Young dolphin skull found in luggage at Detroit airport by customs agents

    (NEXSTAR) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents made a fishy discovery last week at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport while ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Frankly, Harry's just lucky he didn't grow up in North Korea

    Prince Harry’s book “Spare,” about his terrible tiffs with higher-ups in the British royal family, including the “heir” to the ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Articles On: NATO, Maritime, Philippines, Spaceport, and Flooding

    Articles On: NATO, Maritime, Philippines, Spaceport, and Flooding LeAnn Sun, 02/05/2023 – 04:00 NATO chief wants more ‘friends’ as Russia, ...

    February 5, 2023
    Hoover Institution

    The State of the Union and the value of ‘healthy controversy’

    Words matter. Tone matters. Emotion matters. In a few days, President Biden will try to give us a sense of ...

    February 4, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    From the Field: Earning a crust from bread

    A UN-supported refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who was left for dead after being attacked by ...

    February 4, 2023
    United Nations (UN) Africa

    Central and South Asia

    Astana by Azamat Kinzhitaev
    Astana by Azamat Kinzhitaev

    Chinese balloons flew over US three times during Trump administration: officials

    Balloons similar to the one that was shot down off the coast of South Carolina this weekend flew over the ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Frankly, Harry's just lucky he didn't grow up in North Korea

    Prince Harry’s book “Spare,” about his terrible tiffs with higher-ups in the British royal family, including the “heir” to the ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Articles On: TikTok, Self-Driving Cars, and India

    Articles On: TikTok, Self-Driving Cars, and India LeAnn Sun, 02/05/2023 – 04:00 TikTok Dealt Another Hit as Democratic Senator Joins ...

    February 5, 2023
    Hoover Institution

    ‘We know it’s a surveillance balloon’: Pentagon pushes back on PRC weather balloon claim

    US Army Sgt. Dustin Waggoner, from Nashville, Tenn. spots a target with binoculars while another Soldier fires a .50 cal ...

    February 3, 2023
    Breaking Defense

    Europe and Eurasia

    Charles Bridge, Prague by Rodrigo Ardilha

    Putin promised not to kill Zelensky, Israeli mediator says

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in an interview that Russian President Vladimir Putin promised not to kill his ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Canada regularly poaches US immigrant tech talent: Mexico could be next

    In 2013, a billboard was erected in Silicon Valley with a blunt invitation to immigrant STEM workers: “H-1B Problems?” it stated. “Pivot ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    GOP voter suppression measures are working, despite Democratic wins

    The Democrats’ better-than-expected showing in last year’s elections — especially the victory of Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock — suggest that ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    For Trump, one step forward, two steps back

    “I’m more angry now,” Donald Trump said in South Carolina. So, what else is new? Trump’s second attempt at igniting ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Topics

    Cyber Security

    Photo by Irvan Smith
    Photo by Irvan Smith

    Articles On: TikTok, Self-Driving Cars, and India

    Articles On: TikTok, Self-Driving Cars, and India LeAnn Sun, 02/05/2023 – 04:00 TikTok Dealt Another Hit as Democratic Senator Joins ...

    February 5, 2023
    Hoover Institution

    Health Care — Dems eye another go to pass cannabis banking bill 

    Did anyone have “Balloon causes international diplomatic crisis” on their 2023 bingo card?  In health news, seasonal flu levels continue ...

    February 4, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Defense & National Security — US ups military presence amid threats from China 

    The U.S. announced a major expansion in the Philippines, with four new military bases expected in the Indo-Pacific nation. Tonight, ...

    February 3, 2023
    The Hill, Defense

    Hillicon Valley — House panel to grill former Twitter staff

    A House panel will grill former Twitter employees at a hearing next week focused on the social media platform’s decision ...

    February 3, 2023
    The Hill, Technology

    Russia-Ukraine war has improved US cyber cooperation, says key official

    Nathaniel Fick, U.S. ambassador at large for cyberspace and digital policy, said on Thursday that the Russia-Ukraine war prompted the ...

    February 2, 2023
    The Hill, International

    Economic Trends

    Bussness Newspaper
    Photo by Markus Spiske

    Buttigieg won't say if Biden should run in 2024

    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday sidestepped a question on whether he wants President Biden to run for a second ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Americans' views of US economy tick up: poll

    Americans’ positive views of the United States economy remains well below half, but have ticked up slightly over the past ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Former Trump economic adviser says recession is 'off the table' for first half of 2023

    Former Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn said on Sunday that the United States is in “pretty good shape” and he ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Anti-TikTok pressure is bipartisan and mounting in Congress

    Anti-TikTok pressure is mounting in Congress from both sides of the aisle, with lawmakers proposing legal measures to ban the ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Sununu: Biden going to 'try to take credit' for jobs, economy during State of the Union

    New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, a moderate Republican, said that President Biden would try to take credit for the economy ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Foreign Affairs

    Gulf of Mexico at Night
    Photo by NASA

    Taiwan: Chinese balloon incident should not be 'tolerated' by international community

    Taiwan said that the suspected Chinese spy balloon that was flying over the U.S. “should not be tolerated by the ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Articles On: NATO, Maritime, Philippines, Spaceport, and Flooding

    Articles On: NATO, Maritime, Philippines, Spaceport, and Flooding LeAnn Sun, 02/05/2023 – 04:00 NATO chief wants more ‘friends’ as Russia, ...

    February 5, 2023
    Hoover Institution

    China’s Indo-Pacific Folly: Beijing’s Belligerence Is Revitalizing U.S. Alliances

    China’s Indo-Pacific Folly: Beijing’s Belligerence Is Revitalizing U.S. Alliances LeAnn Sun, 02/05/2023 – 04:00 Off Sun, 02/05/2023 – 11:39China Global ...

    February 5, 2023
    Hoover Institution

    Five things Biden is likely to say and not say in the State of the Union

    President Biden on Tuesday will deliver the State of the Union address to a divided Congress, which will bring him ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Why the US waited to shoot down the China balloon

    After a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon spent several days flying across the U.S. this week, the U.S. military shot down ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Defense

    Climate Change, Natural Environment, and Sustainability

    Windfarm by Tasi Zoltan

    How policymakers can tackle power shutoffs, utility greed and the climate emergency

    If companies make investments in old and dangerous technology, jeopardize public safety, jack up prices, pay executives outrageous salaries, pass all ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Denialism is seeping into legislation and undermining public health

    As the COVID-19 public health emergency winds down, there has been an increased focus on the federal response to the pandemic.  There ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Strong pollution standards can ensure decarbonization of the power sector

    President Biden made the ambitious pledge in 2021 to eliminate carbon emissions from power plants by 2035. Clean electricity is ...

    February 4, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Gaslighting over gas stoves

    Psychology Today describes “gaslighting” as insidious manipulation and “psychological control” wielded over victims who are “fed false information,” causing them ...

    February 4, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Health Care — Dems eye another go to pass cannabis banking bill 

    Did anyone have “Balloon causes international diplomatic crisis” on their 2023 bingo card?  In health news, seasonal flu levels continue ...

    February 4, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Education

    Classroom by Nicole Honeywill

    What to know about education savings accounts, the school choice measure making waves in states

    Amid the national debate over school choice, advocates are seeing growing success with arrangements known as education savings accounts (ESAs), ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Back to the future in America: Jim Crow and The New Deal

    The ruling philosophy of Republicans in Congress is Reaganism. The ruling philosophy of the GOP base is Trumpism. It’s not ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Warn your children: Robots and AI are coming for their careers

    For five years or so, I have been running around as a pale imitation of Paul Revere, yelling, “The robots ...

    February 4, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    8 tax deductions, credits you may qualify for in 2023

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    February 4, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Biden's 'Sputnik moment': Is China's spy balloon political warfare?

    The spy balloon that China sailed over the United States and Canada should compel Americans to ask what, exactly, Beijing ...

    February 4, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Medical Research and Healthcare

    In the Lab by Drew Hays
    In the Lab by Drew Hays

    Most Americans in new survey say police reforms necessary

    An overwhelming majority of Americans in a new survey said that they believe there should be changes to U.S. police ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Denialism is seeping into legislation and undermining public health

    As the COVID-19 public health emergency winds down, there has been an increased focus on the federal response to the pandemic.  There ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    An ambitious, bipartisan pro-life legislative agenda

    Ahead of the “March For Life” rally in Washington, D.C., last month, anti-abortion advocates continued to debate post-Roe v. Wade ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    DOJ to investigate Memphis Police Department after Tyre Nichols' fatal arrest: Mayor

    Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced in a city bulletin posted Friday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will be conducting ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Sunday shows preview: Chinese surveillance balloon downed off Carolina coast; Democrats renew calls for police reform

    A Chinese surveillance balloon that spent the week traversing the U.S. and renewed calls for police reform in the wake ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Security Cooperation and Military Strategy

    Thai Military Operation by Chuanchai Pundej

    Jill Biden to present Grammy award Sunday night

    First lady Jill Biden will be among the award presenters at the Grammys in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    'Saturday Night Live' spoofs Chinese balloon incident

    “Saturday Night Live” poked fun in its cold open at the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that was shot down by ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Trump and Biden admins clash over reports of previous Chinese balloons 

    Former President Trump and a number of the top defense and intelligence officials from his administration are refuting a claim ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Myrtle Beach mayor knocks federal government's handling of suspected Chinese spy balloon

    The mayor of Myrtle Beach, S.C. called out the federal government’s handling of the suspected Chinese spy balloon that drifted ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Senators to be briefed on Chinese balloon next week, Schumer says

    Senators on Feb. 15 will receive a classified briefing on the Chinese balloon that was shot down by the U.S. ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Global Commerce and Transportation

    Goderich, Canada by Dylan McLeod
    Goderich, Canada by Dylan McLeod

    As a US Navy fighter pilot, I witnessed unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP). Congress must reveal the truth to the American people

    As a former U.S. Navy F/A-18 fighter pilot who witnessed unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) on a regular basis, let me ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Articles On: NATO, Maritime, Philippines, Spaceport, and Flooding

    Articles On: NATO, Maritime, Philippines, Spaceport, and Flooding LeAnn Sun, 02/05/2023 – 04:00 NATO chief wants more ‘friends’ as Russia, ...

    February 5, 2023
    Hoover Institution

    US works to recover debris, intel from downed Chinese 'spy' balloon

    The U.S. military is working to recover debris and intelligence information from a Chinese “spy” balloon that was shot down ...

    February 5, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Pentagon grounds ‘subset’ of Osprey fleet over safety concerns

    MV-22 Ospreys take-off during an amphibious raid for a multinational littoral operations exercise as part of Rim of the Pacific ...

    February 5, 2023
    Breaking Defense

    Biden says he ordered US military to shoot down Chinese 'spy' balloon 'as soon as possible'

    President Biden said on Saturday that he had ordered the Pentagon earlier in the week to shoot down the Chinese ...

    February 4, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Instability, Extremism, and Terrorism

    Photo by US Dept. of Defense

    What to make of the government’s strident new tone on ‘Big Tech’

    We may be excused if we conclude that something may have recently changed in Washington’s attitudes toward “Big Tech”: On ...

    February 4, 2023
    The Hill, Columnists

    Defense & National Security — Blinken pauses trip after Chinese balloon detected

    A Chinese balloon is still flying over the U.S. after it shocked the nation and postponed Secretary of State Antony ...

    February 4, 2023
    The Hill, Defense

    Defense & National Security — US ups military presence amid threats from China 

    The U.S. announced a major expansion in the Philippines, with four new military bases expected in the Indo-Pacific nation. Tonight, ...

    February 3, 2023
    The Hill, Defense

    Guantanamo detainee transferred to Belize

    The U.S. transferred a Guantanamo Bay detainee to the Central American nation of Belize on Thursday, months after he was ...

    February 2, 2023
    The Hill, Defense

    Nigeria: UN genocide expert warns against worsening security situation

    The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on Thursday voiced concern over the worsening security situation in Nigeria, ...

    February 2, 2023
    United Nations (UN) Africa