Over the years, as self-anointed “defenders of the faith” have multiplied in a rightward-drifting Pakistan, the number of people accused of “offences against religion” has gone up exponentially.
It is about time for the Park Geun-hye administration to stop chasing its elusive goal of expanding welfare programs without tax increases. It is unfortunate for the country and possibly damning for future generations to continue to believe that people can enjoy greater welfare services without someone paying for it.
When Barack Obama was in Beijing in November for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) annual meeting, the U.S. president met with the leaders of 11 other countries — Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Peru, Chile and Brunei — and called for the early conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, a trade grouping that is intended to set high standards for the 21st century.
Aspiring to force an order of relations among nations in Asia that would center on China: This basic policy line of the administration of Chinese President Xi Jinping will most likely remain unchanged.
A well-balanced foreign policy is needed for Thailand in light of competition between major powers, mainly the United States and China, to increase their influence over Southeast Asia, said prominent scholars in international relations.
It was quite right for the ruling to denounce this cunning cybercrime.
“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” It's a misquotation of Alexander Pope, who wrote “A little learning is a dangerous thing” in his “Essay on Criticism.”
- Joe Hung
Events occasionally occur in life in ways that all but disarm us. Matters seemingly quite small, even trivial, enter our consciousness, and leave only faint impressions. Then, unexpectedly, whole worlds of meaning come spinning our way.
Yesterday, I took an Implicit Association Test (IAT) and the result showed that I had a slight automatic preference for European American compared to African American. (Interesting; this means I prefer Paris Hilton to Kim Kardashian.)
“I am shocked, shocked to find ... gambling ...” This famous line of the cynical Captain Renault to night club manager Rick in the film classic “Casablanca” comes to mind in reflecting on the practices of American credit rating agencies.