Chinese military waging a cold war at the roof of the world

In 2011, Beijing shelled out some 1.5 billion yuan (US$236 million) for the construction of an airport to serve the frigid wilderness of the Tibetan Plateau, saying it wanted to boost the local tourism industry. Completed in 2013, Yading Airport has since handled no more…

UN precedent shows Sweden’s Wallstrom wrong to oppose Security Council meeting on Iran – UN Watch

UN security council vote for a no-fly zone over Libya, March 2011. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images While Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström questioned the justification for a Security Council meeting on the deadly Iran protests, past practice demonstrates that it addresses concerns about domestic situations…