Posted on 28/02/2017 by matisak
As Taiwan marks the 70th anniversary of the 228 Incident and changes to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall are coming how important (and maybe also divisive?) is for the country to discuss the legacy of Chiang Kai-shek? Read few comments.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. Credit: Andrej Matisak
Filed under: Asia, Politics | Tagged: 228 Incident, Chiang Kai-shek, History, Politics, Society, Taiwan | Leave a comment »
Posted on 27/02/2017 by matisak
Even in 2015 we have been talking about a spike in attacks on refugees in Germany. And now in 2016 there were 3 533 attacks on refugees and refugee accommodations across Germany. How serious is the situation in your opinion, what can/should government do about and do you think that upcoming election might have an effect on even bigger mobilization of the far right scene in Germany? Read few comments.
Filed under: Germany, Politics, Security | Tagged: Crime, Extremism, Far-right, Germany, Politics, Refugees, Security | Leave a comment »
Posted on 26/02/2017 by matisak
It seems that at this moment South Sudan is pretty sad story. Following several years of instability parts of the country now experienced a famine. What went wrong in your opinion and how the local actors and broader international community should react on this situation? Read few comments.
Children in Juba in a bit better times. From my visit in 2011. Credit: Andrej Matisak
Filed under: Africa, Politics, Security | Tagged: Africa, Conflict, Famine, Politics, South Sudan | Leave a comment »
Posted on 23/02/2017 by matisak
From the scientific point of view how big news is the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets and what does this discovery tell us about the possibility of an alien life? Read few comments.
A size comparison of the planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system, lined up in order of increasing distance from their host star. Credit: https://www.nasa.gov/ – R. Hurt/T. Pyle
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Posted on 22/02/2017 by matisak
Posted on 21/02/2017 by matisak
As Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster is as a new national security advisor what do you expect from him to bring to the White House, what is needed in the current situation to bring to the role of national security advisor? Read few comments.
Filed under: Politics, Security, United States, US politics | Tagged: Donald Trump, H. R. McMaster, Politics, Security, United States, US politics | Leave a comment »
Posted on 16/02/2017 by matisak
SecDef James Mattis said NATO allies must pay more or US will moderate its commitment.
US Secretary of DefenseJames Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: http://www.nato.int
Filed under: Europe, Military, NATO, Politics, Security, United States, US foreign policy | Tagged: Defense, Donald Trump, Europe, Foreign policy, James Mattos, NA TO, Politics, Security, Security policy, United States | Leave a comment »