Saturday, April 27, 2013
The need to reinforce patrol and monitoring activities on the water and in the air around the Senkaku Islands to respond to China's perilously provocative acts has grown.
As detainees at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, press ahead with a widening hunger strike nearly three months old, President Barack Obama has come under increasing criticism for his policy of force-feeding them.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Amazing. A terrorist bomb goes off in Boston, a fertilizer plant explodes in Texas and miraculously, the “simmering tensions” on the Korean Peninsula suddenly don't seem to matter any more. In fact, they have evaporated.
Once again, Malaysia is in election mode and once again, candidate lists are checked to see who might be running the country next.
Growing speculation that the Syrian regime is using chemical weapons is turning up the heat on U.S. President Barack Obama, who has warned such a move would be a game changer.
South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se's response must have been unexpected for the Japanese government. Yun cancelled a trip to Japan that was scheduled for Friday and Saturday. This was a protest against visits by three Cabinet ministers, including Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, to Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. The South Korean Foreign Ministry says the Shinto shrine “glorifies Japan's wars of aggression.”
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Chinese administration of Xi Jinping has reiterated its intention to push ahead with a “strong army” policy. This policy centers on building China into a maritime power.
In the United States, two Chechen immigrants are accused of the Boston Marathon bombings. In Canada, a doctoral student at a Montreal university is one of two non-citizens accused this week of plotting to derail a passenger train.
U.S. President Barack Obama spent years trying to bury the White House legacy of George W. Bush. Now, he is coming to Texas to praise him.