The U.S. State Department issued its latest annual report on terrorism on August 19, 2018. The report updates its past estimates to cover 2017 and provides a separate Annex of Statistical Information that summarizes the global trends in terrorism.
Five years ago, President Xi Jinping unveiled the Belt and Road Initiative, a vast investment scheme designed to pave China's transition to great power status. Instead, it has become a roller coaster Beijing is struggling to control.
In the past week, the president of Guatemala has ordered its migration authority to refuse permission for the UN Commissioner of the International Commission Against Corruption in Guatemala (CICIG) to enter the country.