The incident, along with its ripple effects, lays bare a double-failing of the Belgian system: its inadequacy to deal with potentially dangerous individuals and a demoralised law enforcement on the verge of rebellion.
A key consideration—and main reason for the hold-up—is Russia’s demand that restrictions on its exports of agricultural products be lifted; in the pursuit of that goal, Russia is using its participation as a bargaining chip.
Firmly dedicated to expanding its high-speed train network, China has just opened a test facility for the so-called ‘electromagnetic sled,’ a magnetic levitation train capable of reaching speeds of 1,030 kilometers per hour.
It was with Kublai Khan that the Mongol experiment would find its highest expression. He neither replaced nor remained apart from Chinese culture; he made it the center of his political project and offered China a national state.