Yet another horrendous case of bloodshed has occurred in North Africa, where terrorist activities by Islamic extremists have been continuing.
The outcry over South Korea's narrow job market has long been growing, especially for our young people. But the latest data show that the problem is getting worse.
I've been contemplating the mix of East and West that we find increasingly prevalent in Taiwan life.
Iran is now a source of tremendous strain in U.S. domestic politics as well as foreign policy. Escalating divisions between Democrats and Republicans are greatly complicating our foreign policy. In the end, this may strengthen the influence of the fundamentalist Islamic regime in Tehran.
Afghanistan's long and tortuous road to peace and reconciliation still seems a near mirage as an entrenched terrorist insurgency seems to rebuff political and security gains made by the Kabul government and international military assistance. Still, the U.N. mission in the war-torn South Asian country seems cautiously optimistic and offered a renewed hope for a still complex peace process.
For more than a decade, there have been well-founded concerns about youth disengagement from formal politics.
It was a threat in which an allusion was made over the use of nuclear weapons. His remarks, made as a leader of a nuclear power, were extremely inappropriate and irresponsible.
The three population giants in Asia -- China, India and Indonesia -- have now in place three leaders who are deeply committed to reforms -- namely Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi and Jokowi. What is remarkable is that all three leaders share a common background and experience in governing cities or provinces away from the central government. They represent a new generation of leaders that understand the importance of bottom-up and decentralized development.
The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) hasn't opened its doors for business yet, but already it has strained relations between the United States and its closest ally, the United Kingdom, who shocked Washington by announcing that it had applied to become a founding member, the first Western country to do so.
The self-righteous, heavy-handed nature of Chinese President Xi Jinping's administration has become even clearer.