Enterprising Chinese Flock To Dubai

Yahoo! News | Apr 18, 2015

Those who travelled and saw opportunities for work, business, and leisure in the UAE stayed or came back and formed part of the now 250,000-strong Chinese expatriate community in the UAE.

NBA Tests Waters In Cuba, But Not Everyone's Happy

CNBC | Apr 18, 2015

The National Basketball Association wasted little time reaching out to Cuba. But lingering enmity toward the communist nation may force the NBA—and other sports leagues—to proceed with caution.

Why Iran Matters to South Korea -- and Why South Korea's Middle East Posture Should Matter to the United States

The Huffington Post | Apr 18, 2015

Seoul is an increasingly active player in the Middle East. Relying almost entirely on foreign oil imports, South Korea is economically disposed to chart a delicate political course between its suppliers in Iran and the Gulf.

America is Being Hit on the Head by BRICS

International Policy Digest | Apr 18, 2015

Recent diplomatic rows with countries like Brazil are no secret and President Obama is working to repair bilateral relations with the strategically important countries before he leaves the oval office for good.

Zimbabwean Hip-Hop Producer F.T.R. Holds Pop-Up Show

New Zimbabwe | Apr 17, 2015

F.T.R is one of six international artists chosen to take part in a two-week residency in the United States. The team has been in Chapel Hill for the week to conclude the program, which will feature a showcase concert Friday.

Vietnam, Singapore Armies Conduct First Military Medicine Mission

The Diplomat | Apr 17, 2015

In a Facebook post, Ng said the Singapore Armed Forces and the Vietnam People’s Army had conducted their first joint military medicine mission, providing basic health care, dental and eye services to residents in the Binh Xuyen district of Vinh Phuc province in Vietnam.

Is Iran Overstretched in Syria?

Foreign Policy | Apr 17, 2015

Tehran faces a classic case of mission creep: It is being forced to commit ever-greater military and financial resources in Syria, falling deeper into the Syrian quagmire with no clear exit strategy. After four years of war, Assad’s forces are overstretched, the regime’s Alawite base is demoralized, and the Syrian economy is in a free-fall.

Economic Strength Will Decide West's Standoff With Russia

The Moscow Times | Apr 17, 2015

Speaking at a Brookings Institution event in Washington, Schaeuble described the standoff with Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "new systemic conflict" that would be won by the side with greater "soft power" and a stronger economy.


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