We seriously question the appropriateness of South Korean President Park Geun-hye's pursuit of unilateral concessions from Japan on the issue of so-called comfort women. This unbending stance should be altered to allow for more flexible diplomacy if an improved Japan-South Korea relationship is to be built.
World leaders gathered at the Belgian industrial city of Liege on Aug. 4 to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, following the German invasion then of neutral Belgium.
This is the day we renew our pledge of peace and our determination not to engage in war, while also quietly paying tribute to the memory of those who died in World War II.
Asia is poised to enter a historical sweet spot, with three of its most populous countries — China, India, and Indonesia — led by strong, dynamic, and reform-minded leaders.
Despite winning this year's election, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo must await the final and binding decision of Indonesia's Constitutional Court. Still, it is only a matter of time before he is sworn in as the nation's seventh president, most likely at the end of October.
If Asia is to move forward toward greater peace and prosperity, the region must say bye to the politics of both race and religion. How fitting it would be if the latest return visit to Asia by America's top diplomat, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, on behalf of America's first African-American president, also helped push the region, including mainland China, to move beyond stereotypes. This is critical.
And so he's gone. But not from our memories of laughter and sadness to which his movies moved us.
About a century ago, after World War I, British and French leaders carved up the Middle East and set the modern borders of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
Dr. Elinor Graham and her friend, Dr. Roseda Marshall, are two remarkable doctors united by their concern for the well-being of the Liberian people. In recent weeks they have been gathering medical supplies and raising awareness about Liberia among Americans.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) badly needs to pay more attention to new challenges in the security landscape of both this and more far-flung regions of the globe, addressing them with intensive collective discussion.