President Donald Trump directed harsh criticism and disdain at the organization during the 2016 presidential campaign. This reflects powerful currents of political and public opinion through much of the Cold War, which from time to time seemed dominant especially in the Republican Party.
The sixteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center twin towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and in the skies over Pennsylvania provides an opportunity for considered reflection.
"Glad gold is safe." That is what Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin tweeted after he and his designer-dressed wife visited the United States gold supply at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined them and others at the scene. Everyone was at a prime location for eclipse viewing.
This is a controversy rooted in history, though there is precious little calm and serious discussion of the genesis in today's dangerous conflict.
Here are the choices it has and how to approach them.
It was not the first time the two engineers – one from the CPC and another from a subcontractor, both with substantial experience in the job – ignored SOPs when changing power supply units.
The Security Council has imposed strong sanctions on the country, notable for the unqualified participation of China.
We're past the point where the chaos in the White House was bemusing.
The unusually detailed report on North Korea's attack plan on Guam has marked a further escalation in tensions between Pyongyang and Washington.
The latest scandal is wide-ranging and a serious wake-up call for China.