Editorial: Tough stand

The failure of last week’s high-stakes diplomatic meetings to resolve escalating tensions over Ukraine has put Russia, the United States and its European allies in uncharted post-Cold War territory, posing significant challenges for the main players to avoid an outright and potentially disastrous confrontation. Continue Reading

Editorial: Korea chaos

North Korea on Tuesday fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile into its eastern sea, its second launch in a week, following leader Kim Jong Un’s calls to expand its nuclear weapons program in defiance of international opposition. Continue Reading

Editorial: State of affairs

President Joe Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address on 1 March, the White House confirmed, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the president a formal invitation to speak to Congress and the American public one year into his term. Continue Reading