Posts tagged as future

Estonian president discusses future of European defense cooperation in Paris

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid participated in a working lunch held at the the Elysee presidential palace in Paris on Sunday, where the heads of state and government of the countries participating in the French-led European Intervention Initiative (EI2) discussed the future of defense cooperation in Europe. “It is very positive that the European Union is taking increased responsibility in organizing the security and defense of its citizens. It should be…

China’s largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains. Snuffling pigs roam dusty roads that wind through villages dotted with churches. Yet even in this far-flung island kingdom there are signs that a battle for power and influence is heating up among much larger nations — and Tonga may end up paying the price. In the capital, Nuku’alofa, government…

Sociologist: Egils Levits’ international experience will help outline Latvia’s future

By Aigars Freimanis on Thursday, May 30, 2019

The international experience of Latvia’s newly-elected president Egils Levits will help outline the country’s future, says sociologist Aigars Freimanis. He says from the very beginning Levits has proved himself as a competent and talented presidential candidate. Even in debates Levits was more successful than other candidates, Freimanis says. However, no matter how much Levits knows about the Constitution and legislative affairs, his lack of experience means he «floats» in internal…

Leaders discuss the future of the EU in Romania

Friday, May 10, 2019

On Europe Day, European leaders held the first debate on the EU’s next strategic agenda for the period 2019-2024 at their meeting in Sibiu, Romania, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council. Twenty seven heads of state or government also adopted a joint political declaration highlighting the importance of unity ahead of the European Parliament elections. President Dalia Grybauskaitė emphasized that Europe, which has to deal with both internal…

Professionals of the future are needed today

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Just a decade ago, a mobile phone was an item for calls in early mornings or late evenings, when the rates were lower. Now, mobile phone has made it to the list of indispensable goods, and hardly anyone doesn’t use it for browsing social networks, filming videos or playing music. The unfortunate story of the Finnish giant’s Nokia mobile phone division is among the most well-known to illustrate the magnitude…

NATO’s fate is uncertain

Monday, April 22, 2019

The fate of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that has for decades kept us safe from the former Soviet Union and more lately from Russia hangs in the balance. NATO turned 70 earlier this month; how much longer it survives depends largely on two people — President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. As NATO celebrated its anniversary, Russia doubled down on its efforts to undermine the military alliance already…

NATO at 70: what does the future hold for the military alliance?

By Sukhada Tatke on Thursday, April 4, 2019

On March 5, 1946, at this tiny rural college, Churchill announced the dawn of the Cold War. In this now famous Sinews of Peace speech, he also called for the creation of a military force for “the grand pacification of Europe within the structures of the United Nations.” Seated not too far from Churchill, then American president Harry S. Truman listened closely. Truman would, a year later, tell the US…

The Robot

Monday, January 7, 2019

In the not to distant future a dad buys a ROBOT at a discount. The robot interface glitches and slaps the people who lie. (AT DINNER) DAD: Son,How’s school? SON: Great! We learned many things. ROBOT slapped SON SON: Ok,I went to the movies. DAD: What did you watch? SON: Toy Story 2 ROBOT slapped SON again SON: Ok, a rated R movie. DAD: I never watched movies like that.…

Lockheed Martin secures second hypersonic air-to-surface weapon contract

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Lockheed Martin has secured a USD480 million, sole source undefinitised contract from the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center for the rapid prototyping of the Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW). Officially published by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 13 August, the ARRW contract is the second contract announced this year for the rapid development of a prototype hypersonic air-to-surface missile system. The recipient of both contracts is…

Latvia’s centenary would not have been possible without people’s faith in their country and its future – Vejonis

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The people of Latvia would not be celebrating Latvia’s centenary this year had they not believed in their country and its future, President Raimonds Vejonis said while addressing believers in Aglona today, the Assumption of Mary Day. Catholicism runs deep in Latgale, Vejonis emphasized, as the President’s Chancery informed LETA. It is in Latgale where a hundred years ago priest Francis Trasuns did an extraordinary job for the unification of…