During her summit with U.S. President Barack Obama in early May, South Korea President Park Geun-hye is expected to try to ensure Seoul and Washington will keep taking joint steps in countering threats from Pyongyang and moving toward a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.
To effectively address North Korea's brinkmanship tactics and China's overbearing diplomacy, it is essential for Japan and the United States to step up cooperation further.
The death of Margaret Thatcher — the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the only woman ever to serve in that office — quite naturally ushered in debate over her political legacy.
It's up, it's down. It's the future of commerce one day, just another Internet bubble the next. It's the end of government-controlled currency and banking ... but wait, the U.S. government's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has something to say about that. It's Bitcoin, and you've almost certainly been hearing about it, even if you've never used it.
2013/4/17, 1 Comment
If I approached the Philippine Supreme Court's recent decision on the party-list system by way merely of a mechanical exercise in statutory construction, I might conclude that the Court has stripped the party-list system of its soul. The party-list system is not merely a restructuring of the membership of the House of Representatives.
If I approached the Philippine Supreme Court's recent decision on the party-list system by way merely of a mechanical exercise in statutory construction, I might conclude that the Court has stripped the party-list system of its soul.
Richard Bush, a former chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan, was in Taipei last week to launch a Chinese version of his new book, Uncharted Strait: The Future of China-Taiwan Relations.
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It is said that the health of a city can often be judged by the quality of its sidewalks. In this modern world, where we assess society's progress by the size of malls, the height of the tallest building or the width of the roadways, this statement might come as a surprise to some.
2013/4/15, 1 Comment
Just because a fellow is sharp and respected enough to win a second term as president of the United States does not mean he is immune to an occasional goof. Just mention the name of California attorney general Kamala Harris to Barack Obama these days, and ask how someone with his perspicacity could have stumbled so badly.
North Korea's propaganda reference to the “venomous swish” of the skirt of South Korean President Park Geun-hye is loaded with symbolism, mostly unintended.