Politics & Government

Nuclear-arsenals-map

By Javier Zarracina Los Angeles Times Nuclear weapons   North America’s nuclear weapons are delivered via a “triad” of land, sea and air systems.  http://www.latimes.com/la-na-g-nuclear-arsenals-20141110-htmlstory.html  

Pax-Americana

By Carl Delfeld   Wealth Daily “Are you an idiot?” This was just one of the politer emails I received after publishing an article predicting that the U.S. dollar would remain the world’s key currency for a long time. Many others contend that before long, the Chinese currency will eclipse the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Nonetheless, I noticed that governments continue to park Read More …

Lord-of-Makati.2

This article was originally published on March 28, 2001. I am not sure if Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay had explained it then but because he is now the Vice President of the country, many people are curious about his past. With his announcement of his plan to run for president in 2016, Binay should respond to this 13-year old question: Is the “Lord of Read More …

Hainan claims to administer all the waters enclosed by the dashes from 1 to the heavy red line intersecting the dashes between 8 and 9. The enclosed waters comprise two million square kilometers. China claims a total of three million square kilometers of maritime space, and all the resources found there, out of the 3.5 million square kilometers of maritime space in the South China Sea.

Making life worth living By Ellen Tordesillas Malaya China’s 9-dashed line map, which was recently expanded to 10 dashes, goes against the “concept of global commons” which was the foundation of the 1982 United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said in a speech delivered on the 75th Anniversary of the College of Law of the University of Read More …

Zhou-Yongkang

Source: The Economist In carrying out the most significant purge in a generation, Xi Jinping seeks to tighten his grip SINCE President Xi Jinping launched his anti-corruption campaign at the end of 2012, the question has been how high he would aim. On July 29th an emphatic answer came with the news that Zhou Yongkang was under investigation by the Communist Party for “serious violations Read More …

PNoy delivers his 5th SONA. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address at the House of Representatives on Monday, July 28. Joe Galvez

By ANDREO CALONZO GMA News  (Updated 7:08 p.m.) Faced with mounting criticism and eroding approval ratings, President Benigno Aquino III on Monday turned emotional in his fifth and penultimate State of the Nation Address (SONA). Towards the last part of his SONA, Aquino’s voice broke and he appeared close to tears while recalling the memory of his parents, slain Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. and the Read More …

Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy electronic surveillance ship Beijixing (pennant number 851). A ship of this class is currently off the coast of Oahu, monitoring RIMPAC 2014.

By Sam LaGrone USNI News China slipped an uninvited guest into the world’s largest naval exercise. The U.S. invited four ships from China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) to the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise — a move that was hailed as a sign of improved military-to-military relations between the two countries. But China also sent an electronic surveillance ship designed to monitor signals Read More …

Yukos

By Kounteya Sinha, TNN  Times of India LONDON: In a massive blow to Russian president Vladimir Putin, share holders of the defunct oil giant Yukos have won a decade-long court battle against Moscow with a Hague tribunal ruling that the Russian state had sought to bankrupt the company, appropriate its assets and prevent its owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky from entering politics. The international arbitration panel ordered Read More …

President Aquino examines the family tree of Apolinario Mabini during the opening of a museum featuring the life of the ‘Sublime Paralytic’ in Tanauan, Batangas. The President led ceremonies to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the brains of the Philippine revolution.

By Aurea Calica The Philippine Star ‘SC also transferred P1.865 B’ MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino resumed his tirade against the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday even as he allayed fears of a constitutional crisis. Aquino devoted much of his speech during the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, the brains of the Philippine revolution, to the legal battle being fought by Malacañang Read More …

Oil-rig-981.3

SOURCE: NTD.TV Oil Rig Withdrawn From Disputed Waters. A Sign Xi Jinping Is In Control? China has moved oil rig, Haiyang Shiyou 981, away from disputed waters off Vietnam. This drilling rig near the Paracel Islands has aroused tension in the two countries for more than two months. The sudden move triggered hot discussion. Commentators say that China had previously towed the US$1 billion rig Read More …