We need to recognize certain realities even as we heave a sigh of relief at the interim nuclear deal between Iran and the world's six most powerful nations.
After a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III approved in principle a three-stage reconstruction plan for provinces devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan). But three weeks after the storm struck land in Eastern Visayas, there was still no one in charge of the colossal rehabilitation job.
For several decades now, thanks to manufacturing industries obsessed with perfection and a work ethic often considered to be without parallel, Japan has become a symbol of quality and reliability.
A year has passed since Shinzo Abe staged a spectacular comeback as Japan's prime minister, pledging that his nation's stagnant economy would enjoy a similar revival.
It is understandable that family members of a hostage would want to see their loved one released as quickly as possible, but paying the ransom only encourages the crime to flourish
The recent relaxation of the one-child policy in China recognizes that demographics play a major role in a country's economic fortunes. Asian fast growth was built on favorable demographics, growing labor supply at relatively cheap rates and open economies. But in many parts of Asia, as the population begins to age rapidly, there is genuine concern that Asians may grow old before they become rich.
The speed of business today is giving rise to a transformation of the datacenter. Traditional IT infrastructure silos create bottlenecks that cripple quality of service and increase operational costs due to slower workload deployment and more room for error. Simply put, it can take too long to design, procure, deploy and integrate new IT infrastructure, and there are too many tools needed to manage it.
Rising tensions between Indonesia and Australia over revelations of electronic surveillance have some observers wondering what all the fuss is about.
China's concern over non-traditional security threats (NTST), as well as the specter of a Soviet-style collapse, might have prompted President Xi Jinping to set up a National Security Commission (NSC) at the recent plenum of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
It may not be as significant as the epochal 1978 event that transformed communist China and put it on a path to becoming the world's No. 2 economy, but the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) recent policy summit might still claim a spot in history.