North Korea last week made it clear that the South would have to lift blanket sanctions it imposed on the North in 2010 before the two sides could resume dialogue.
It may just be a coincidence that last year's Taipei Metro attack occurred a little more than a month after the Sunflower Movement in which young student activists occupied the debating chamber of the Legislative Yuan from March 18 to April 10 and broke into and ransacked the Executive Yuan on March 23.
- Joe Hung
Just the other morning I read of someone trying to do two things at the same time, and winding up making a big mess of everything. It was a guy, I remember, and he was driving a car and, now, what was he trying to do while driving that car? I forget. I know it was a man, not a woman.
While U.S. President Barack Obama's Jan. 20 State of the Union address garnered much greater media attention, the joint press conference the previous week with visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron was revealing — and perhaps more important.
Proclaiming an end to the American economic recession and declaring that “the shadow of crisis is past,” U.S. President Barack Obama addressed a skeptical Republican-controlled Congress in the annual State of the Union Address. Yet the same speech offered a fuzzy view of key foreign policy challenges and, more importantly, no plan on solving other vital concerns.
Sex (or controversy) sells. Couple it with Pakistan, and you have got a big story.
Alexander the Great cut the Gordian Knot after hearing an oracle promise that whoever could undo it would be the next ruler of Asia.
Whenever some NGO protests that Muslims in Malaysia are “under threat” from minorities who don't hold the levers of power in this country (the latest one being that K-pop is a “Kristian” conspiracy to undermine Islam), one wonders what the “silent majority” can do?
Sixteen months ago, Hugo Swire, minister of state for Asia in her Britannic Majesty's Government, wrote an article calling for the people of Hong Kong to be given a genuine choice in the 2017 chief executive election and offering British support. He was immediately criticized by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
As terrorist violence from “Islamic” militants spreads across the world, from Peshawar to Paris, affected states are struggling to devise effective responses. So far, most of their responses have addressed the visible symptoms of the terrorist threat through military, police and intelligence measures.