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Friday, July 25, 2014
The 2014 presidential election has gone down in Indonesian history as one of the most riveting political contests we have had since independence. Issues surrounding the election became a hodgepodge of the challenges Indonesia is having and will continue to face.
Last month, in a tone which might best be called unlikely insistence, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair reassured the public that “we” — the UK and United States — “have to liberate ourselves from the notion that we caused” the destabilization of Iraq by the ISIS insurgency. Well, actually you did.
The two impeachment complaints filed against Philippine President Aquino this week make for disappointing reading: Their premises are premature, their logic strained. They take the self-serving statements of accused plunderers at face value; they trivialize the country's harrowing experience with tyranny.
Investors from Japan, from which the largest amount of Thailand's direct foreign investment comes, have called for reduced corruption and improved transparency in order to help restore confidence in Thailand.
Texas Governor Rick Perry's plan to send troops to reinforce the Mexican border was enough to deter Salvadoran couple Edwin and Sandra, who decided to make a difficult trek through New Mexico instead.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Bank of England has recently published two articles in its Quarterly Bulletin on “Money in the Modern World” and “How Money is Created” (http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Documents/quarterlybulletin/2014/qb14q102.pdf). The
The downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine has stirred memories of a 1983 incident when a Korean passenger jet was shot down by Soviet fighters in what then U.S. president Ronald Reagan called a mid-air “massacre.”
Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Mr. Paul Reichler, an American attorney and legal adviser on the South China Sea (SCS) arbitration case filed by the Philippines against China on Jan. 22, 2013, was invited to give a talk on July 11 at the fourth South China Sea conference organized by the influential American think tank -- Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
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International support for reform in Myanmar is weakening as authorities in Nay Pyi Taw seem to be losing direction on the path toward the ultimate goal of democracy.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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