Should we colonize other planets or is it impossible? – Vladimir Legenko

During the last century, people dreamed about conquering the universe and escape the constraints of our planet. In October 2018, it will be exactly 50 years since the first man landed on the moon, but from a practical point of view, there are many technical obstacles to inhabit space. What is the future of the “Final Frontier”?

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The Future is NATO? a Retrospective on Military Alliances – Vladimir Legenko

The President of the United States recently shared his dream of building an army of such size and force that absolutely nobody would dare to attack it. For that, he called upon his NATO allies to spend 4% of GDP on defence. But is this the way to go forward in the 21st century? And what does history teach us about the fate of military alliances?

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L’Arménie se réveille – Ichkhan Tovmassian

Des grèves, des manifestations et d’autres évènements de protestations ont lieux en Arménie depuis près de 3 semaines et pourtant l’Occident ne vient que de se réveiller.

Se joindre à une cause seulement quand la victoire est proche est bien un signe de plus qu’il ne faut pas chercher de soutiens là où il n’y a que de l’opportunisme.

Peu importe, les arméniens l’ont bien saisis et ne demandent d’ailleurs aucune aide à un quelconque gouvernement étranger, ni politique, ni matériel.

Il s’agit avant tout d’un problème intérieur pour le pays et c’est donc sa propre population qui est résignée à le résoudre. La diaspora faisant bien sûr partie intégrante de cette population même si elle physiquement éloignée.

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姜源:由美国制裁中兴通讯浅议中美之争 – 姜源

美国商务部于4月16日宣布,因中国企业中兴通讯违反了美国对朝鲜和伊朗的制裁条款,禁止美国公司向中国企业中兴通讯销售一系列零部件产品、软件、技术等,期限为7年。
这意味着中兴通讯在2017年3月认罪并签署的和解协议宣告失败,已缴纳的8.92亿美元罚款仍不足以息事宁人,甚至可能还要进一步补缴缓期执行的3亿美元罚款。而更可怕的是,被美全面封杀后,对于严重依赖从美国进口芯片等元器件的中兴通讯来说,无疑是一场灾难。

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Почему Казахстану важен переход на латиницу и как на это реагировать России – Александр Воробьев

Научный сотрудник Института Востоковедения РАН Александр Воробьев считает, что для России важен не столько переход Казахстана на латинскую графику, сколько сохранение русского языка как средства международного общения

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Space science enters new era of aspiration – colonizing planets – Vladimir Legenko & Yuan Jiang

It’s been about a few weeks since the private US firm SpaceX launched the world’s largest rocket. According to the company, its main goal behind such ventures is the colonization of planets on which humankind may find shelter in case of catastrophic events on Earth.

In spite of stating its goals, SpaceX’s latest venture became the subject of extensive rumors. Why was the company launching a rocket that could put into Earth’s orbit not only one, but a whole group of satellites? Such rockets will be able to carry parts for future space stations and would be helpful in transporting cargo for construction of bases on the moon or Mars.

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