A Line in the Steppes: NATO Meets an Expanded SCO

WAYNE MADSEN While NATO leaders were congratulating themselves on the accession of petite Montenegro into the military pact, NATO’s counter-balancing force to the east was welcoming as full members India and Pakistan. While Montenegro’s flag was being raised at NATO headquarters in Brussels, the flags of the world’s most populous democracy and the third-most populous … Continue reading A Line in the Steppes: NATO Meets an Expanded SCO

Asian firms lead the race to harness AI technology

Baidu is one of Asia's corporate pioneers that are leading in the race to find applications for an innovation that promises to unleash a revolution   By Doug Tsuruoka   It is not an arms race, but it is expected to have a bigger impact than bombs or missiles on the future of global heavyweights … Continue reading Asian firms lead the race to harness AI technology

Bill Gates Strongly Suggests Taxing Robots if they Replace Human Labor on the Job Market

Automation is gradually replacing human labor around the world on the job market. Early this year, a study carried out by Oxford University in the United Kingdom revealed how the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) would soon put many people out of work, especially the middle classes in Western societies. The study revealed that by the … Continue reading Bill Gates Strongly Suggests Taxing Robots if they Replace Human Labor on the Job Market

SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) growing importance

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's role in global affairs continues to increase: the bloc has now focused on counterterrorism issues in the Eurasian "heartland" and the US and EU have to take this into account The West now has no other choice but to take the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) into account, Alexander Dugin, political scientist and the … Continue reading SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) growing importance

Korean Peninsula – Moon win puts allies approach to North Korea in doubt, but drastic policy shift unlikely, experts say

By Tomohiro Osaki and Jesse Johnson Staff Writers With Wednesday’s swearing-in of liberal candidate Moon Jae-in as South Korea’s new president, all eyes are on whether he will stick to his campaign promise of pursuing rapprochement with Pyongyang after years of a pro-sanctions push out of Seoul — a policy shift that, if realized, would destabilize … Continue reading Korean Peninsula – Moon win puts allies approach to North Korea in doubt, but drastic policy shift unlikely, experts say