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Depending who you talk to, globalization happened either in 1492, when Christopher Columbus "discovered" America in search of the Orient, or sometime in the middle of 19th century, when America decided to look outwards for global trade after its Civil War.
 
Military forces of the United States are now on the ground in Syria, a nation gripped by civil war in one of the most dangerous and violent regions in the world.
 
Thunder clouds are swirling over the Korean peninsula as a perfect storm of political instability and regional geopolitical challenges rumble through South Korea.
 
Serves North Korea right. Its Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un wanted his half brother dead and his lackeys decided to do the dastardly deed in Malaysia.
 
The description "tectonic shift" was first used for election results by Union Cabinet Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. It has since gathered currency among pundits and partisans.
 
Beijing is worried that the front-runner in the Hong Kong Chief Executive elections, former Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (林鄭月娥), may face difficulties in governing if she ends up with more votes but significantly lower popularity than former Financial Secretary John Tsang.
 
The three common factors of cross-strait unification and independence
 
The executive order "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States" signed last week by U.S. President Donald Trump suddenly came to the fore worldwide. Some interpreted the order as the first step of a strategy that will ban Muslims from entering the U.S., while some argued that the USA is naturally entitled to defend itself.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen is almost elated by a scheduled change of the quasi-official Association of East Asian Relations (AEAR, 亞東關係協會) that facilitates "quasi-official relations" between Taiwan and Japan.
 
The good news is that the United States presidential campaigns and election mercifully have come to an end.
 
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