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The Rise of Chinese Influence in Africa

The Rise of Chinese Influence in Africa

JESSICA DESVARIEUX: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. During the last decade, China expanded trade with African countries tremendously. In 2012, total trade between China and Africa was $128 billion, compared to $100 billion between… Continue Reading

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Future Sea Level Rise: Top 10 Countries In Danger

Future Sea Level Rise: Top 10 Countries In Danger

Antarctica and Greenland combined hold so much ice that if it all melted, sea levels would rise by 80 meters, and they are melting, faster and faster. New research published in the journal Science looked at four different periods of… Continue Reading

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Why China is building islands in the South China Sea

Why China is building islands in the South China Sea

This is Fiery Cross island. It’s a little more than one square mile in size and it’s home to a Chinese military base. There’s a 10,000 foot airstrip, an advanced radar station, a missile defense system, and about 200 troops.… Continue Reading

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Russia and Ukraine: Memory Wars and Memory Laws | Dr Maria Mälksoo | Think Kent

Russia and Ukraine: Memory Wars and Memory Laws | Dr Maria Mälksoo | Think Kent

My name is Maria Mälksoo and I am Senior Lecturer in International Security at the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent. at Brussels. Today I would like to invite you to think along with me on Memory Wars… Continue Reading

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‘I’m Still Angry,’ A Tiananmen Survivor Confronts Painful Memories | WSJ

‘I’m Still Angry,’ A Tiananmen Survivor Confronts Painful Memories | WSJ

– This is me. Dressed in black for camouflage, I thought would be night battles. – [Young Rose] Somebody’s dead! – [Rose] Minutes before this footage was shot I just climbed over a tank. – [Young Rose] Guns and sticks… Continue Reading