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Peter Apps

Commentary: Covering the world, paralyzed from the shoulders down

Sep 06 2018

Twelve years ago this week, I woke up in a wrecked vehicle on a front line road in eastern Sri Lanka. My neck was broken, I was paralyzed from the shoulders down and it took a matter of seconds to conclude my life was probably over. | Video

COLUMN-Commentary: Covering the world, paralyzed from the shoulders down

Sep 06 2018

Sept 6 Twelve years ago this week, I woke up in a wrecked vehicle on a front-line road in eastern Sri Lanka. My neck was broken, I was paralyzed from the shoulders down and it took a matter of seconds to conclude my life was probably over.

Commentary: Why China and Russia are obsessed with vast new war games

Aug 30 2018

As the West obsesses over Donald Trump’s legal and political challenges, Brexit and a host of other domestic crises, Chinese troops will join their Russian counterparts for Moscow’s largest military exercises in more than three decades.

COLUMN-Why China and Russia are obsessed with vast new war games

Aug 29 2018

Aug 29 As the West obsesses over Donald Trump’s legal and political challenges, Brexit and a host of other domestic crises, Chinese troops will join their Russian counterparts for Moscow’s largest military exercises in more than three decades.

コラム:側近の窮地はトランプ氏を追い詰めるか

Aug 22 2018

[ロイター 21日] - トランプ陣営の元選対本部長が、起訴された18の罪のうち8つについて有罪評決を受けたことと、大統領の元個人弁護士が選挙法違反を認めたことは、2016年の米大統領選へのロシア介入疑惑を巡るモラー特別検察官の捜査が、いかに複雑なものかを示している。 | Video

Commentary: The messy meaning of the Manafort and Cohen cases

Aug 21 2018

The mixed verdict in the trial of Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, along with the guilty plea on campaign finance violations by the U.S. president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is a sign of just how messy – and perhaps inconclusive – Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election will be. But Tuesday’s events also point to broader destabilization in U.S. politics.

Commentary: The new face of Afghanistan’s war

Aug 16 2018

On the streets of the city of Ghazni this week, Afghan troops and Taliban fighters battled for the future of Afghanistan.

Commentary: China’s plans to reshape the world

Aug 08 2018

Ten years ago on Wednesday, the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics showcased a fast-growing, economically powerful China with unmistakable ambitions to be a major global player. Just a few days ago, the Chinese authorities demolished the studio of artist Ai Weiwei, designer of the Games' iconic “bird’s nest” stadium and now an exiled dissident in Germany. It was the latest sign of how the world’s most populous country has evolved under President Xi Jinping – simultaneously more self-confident yet paranoid, and no longer nearly so bothered what the rest of the world thinks.

Commentary: Trump’s unsettling summit game

Jul 16 2018

In the end, Donald Trump’s post-summit press conference with Vladimir Putin produced fewer surprises than many feared. In contrast to the U.S. president’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, there was no announcement to blindside regional allies such as a suspension of military exercises. Like the first part of Trump’s trip to Europe, however, the outcome of the Helsinki meeting will outrage his critics, play well with his domestic political base and unsettle European nations. Indeed, that may well have been its purpose.

Commentary: How NATO can survive Trump and Putin

Jul 09 2018

When NATO leaders meet in Brussels this week, all eyes will be on Donald Trump and his demands that European nations pay more for their defense. The truth, though, is that keeping the alliance effective – or even alive – will take much more than finding extra cash or placating the U.S. president.

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