With the new global circumstances, especially the challenges from US tax reform, China is facing a very complicated situation and a lot of pressure. In the next three to five years, allowing debt to increase by 30 trillion yuan ($4.6 trillion), while not optimal, may be the most practical way for China to deal with this predicament.
An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll from earlier this month found that 41% of Americans favor Congressional impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump. Speaking with Sputnik, University of Virginia law professor Dr. Saikrishna Prakash outlined whether the president's impeachment was actually a realistic possibility.
Beijing has stepped up its "railway diplomacy" by boosting its infrastructural projects simultaneously on three continents. Speaking to Sputnik, analysts highlighted China's competitive advantages and shed light on the obstacles the People's Republic is facing while implementing its initiatives.
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Daria Chernyshova, Sofya Grebenkina - As the year of 2017 draws to a close, in the United Kingdom the question is whose interests Prime Minister Theresa May is serving – Europeans Union’s or the United Kingdom’s.
Concerned about Russian influence in the Balkans, US lawmakers have tasked the Pentagon with preparing a report on Russian military cooperation with Serbia, Bosnia and Macedonia. Speaking to Sputnik, retired Serbian major-general Mitar Kovac explained that the US effort is but another attempt to pressure Belgrade against cooperation with Moscow.
For over four years, Robert Stuart has been forensically investigating the innumerable inconsistencies, contradictions, anomalies and apparent falsehoods in the BBC Panorama documentary Saving Syria's Children. Speaking exclusively to Sputnik, the former journalist shares his most troubling discoveries.
The planet has natural mechanisms to cope with the mini ice age due to hit Earth in the 2030s as a result of fluctuations in the Sun's activity; however, humans need to prepare for the impact of the cold spell on food supplies, Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University told Radio Sputnik.
Pollution due to plastic is one of the most pressing ecological problems currently facing the world. In order to shed some light on the urgent topic, Radio Sputnik spoke with Carolyn Roberts, professor of the environment at Gresham College.
The tough US rhetoric towards Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia can be explained by Washington's deep dissatisfaction over its failure in Syria, Guy Mettan, a Swiss politician and president of the Swiss Press Club, told Radio Sputnik, suggesting that the US is trying to hijack Moscow's diplomatic success.
Government policy in the West is increasingly being dictated by unelected "experts" who belong to transnational organizations, according to German author and commentator Fritz R. Glunk. In an exclusive interview, he told Sputnik Deutschland about the consequences of this system for Germany and democracies as a whole.
Aristotle considered the hand to be "the instrument of instruments," Isaac Newton saw the thumb as "proof of God's existence," while Immanuel Kant regarded the hand as an "extension of the human brain" and a link between the body and the soul. However, the hand's importance in the modern world is dwindling due to automation.
Trump’s 2018 foreign policy will be to withdraw the US from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the red-letter deal struck by the previous administration that was meant to halt the progression of Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
The Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) has released its annual rankings predicting the rise of Asian economies in the coming decades. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, Dr. Gautam Chikermane, vice president at the Observer Research Foundation and Jeffersen Fellow at the East-West Center, named major factors behind Asia's growth.
Today, blockchain technology is still at an early stage of its development and will be used in new interesting projects in the future, according to cryptocurrency expert Bogdan Shelygin.
The decision to pardon former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has not added to national stability and will not lead to national reconciliation, Miguel Angel Canales, president of the Association of Relatives of Political Prisoners, of the Missing People and Victims of Genocide of Peru, told Sputnik.
India is looking forward to exploring some of Israel’s offshore gas fields soon. Analysts suggested that by including oil in its relationship with Israel, India is giving a strong message to Iran that has held up the allocation of two gas fields discovered by oil companies.
An Indo-Russian joint working group is currently studying the latter’s proposal of returning to the rupee-ruble trade settlement by bypassing the dollar. Pronab Sen, an Indian economist, explains why this time around, Russia seems to be keener, but India is dragging its feet for such an arrangement.
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Valentina Shvartsman - In 2017, the jihadist terrorism in Europe has taken a new shape, as a wave of vehicle rampages and stabbing massacres hit not only Europe’s largest cities, such as Stockholm, Manchester, London, Barcelona and Paris, but also its once quiet and peaceful towns, such as Finland’s Turku.
In an exclusive interview with Sputnik, Peter Gauweiler, the former deputy head of the Christian-Social Union of Germany, spoke about the prospects of a coalition government, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chances of staying in power and Russia’s relations with the EU and Germany. He also called for an early end to anti-Russian sanctions.
Cryptocurrencies have been one of the hottest topics throughout this year, with Bitcoin repeatedly making global headlines with its record-breaking performance. Sputnik discussed the prospects of the digital currency with Roman Tkachuk, a senior analyst with investment company Alpari.
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