Tuesday, April 21, 2015
As Europe struggles to deal with a surge in migrants pouring across the Mediterranean, Australia has gone nearly 18 months with virtually no asylum-seeker boat arrivals and no deaths at sea.
After three years of delayed polls and simmering political unrest, Haiti's rusty electoral machinery is finally grinding into gear.
Barack Obama is weak and President Ronald Reagan exuded power, the opposition Republican Party says. But while conservative White House hopefuls revere the 1980s president as a foreign-policy icon, oversimplifying Reaganism may mask nuances of his diplomacy.
With a resounding election victory last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to have an easy path toward quickly establishing a coalition government with his traditional nationalist, religious and ultra-Orthodox Jewish allies.
Monday, April 20, 2015
It's a little more than seven months ago that the Ministry of National Defense published in its organ, Strufight (奮鬥月刊：Struggle Monthly), an article on the Soul of a Soldier (軍人魂). It is the name of a dagger Chiang Kai-shek, superintendent of the Whampoa Military Academy in Canton, gave to every cadet on graduation as a present. The dagger is also known as the Dagger for Suicide.
> Joe Hung
With conflicts raging across the Middle East, the U.S. is seeking to reassure its Gulf allies that it has a regional strategy which will be bolstered, not shredded, by any Iran nuclear deal.
Vilified for their dark arts since the phone-hacking scandal, Britain's popular press won a victory this week after prosecutors acknowledged that the long-held practice of paying sources for stories was legitimate.
With its huge new infrastructure bank and its ambitions for a globalized renminbi currency, China is leading the upending of a 70-year-old global order built on American economic power.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) recently announced the launching of our popular television sitcom "The Fierce Wife" as a type of good will ambassador for Taiwan in Latin American countries. The show has been entertaining local viewers since 2010, won a Golden Bell Award for Amanda Zhu as best supporting actress in 2011, and dazzled audiences as a movie adaptation in 2012.
Say four simple letters, TTIP, to many Europeans and you're likely to be met with a blank stare.