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Monday, March 31, 2014
Grandiosity, according to the definition given in “Roget's II: The New Thesaurus,” is “boastful self-importance or display.” At any rate, it's an exaggerated sense of one's importance, knowledge or identity. Protestors of the Sunflower Student Movement are “grandiosizing” themselves. They seem to think they can do anything with impunity.
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Nisa Ariyani staunchly supported Indonesia's Muslim parties her whole life, throughout decades of authoritarian rule and at the three legislative elections after the country became democratic.
Uganda's tough new anti-gay law prompted stiff criticism and aid cuts by Western donors, and the East African nation is now facing heavy diplomatic and economic fallout despite its role as a key regional ally, experts say.
From a free market anti-capitalist perspective, Jeremy Rifkin's account of “The Rise of Anti-Capitalism” (New York Times, March 15) gets it almost right.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Two points arise when I consider foreign reaction to the latest twists and turns in democracy, Taiwan style. One is closely linked to media coverage. The other touches on various meanings of “the personal” in our lives.
In an electoral environment where personality triumphs over policy, it is probably not surprising that the Indonesia media spends an inordinate amount of time dwelling on process instead of platforms.
The U.S. government is working to restrain intelligence agencies, and Americans should applaud. On March 25, major proposals were announced. The Obama administration seeks to end government bulk collection of phone records by the super-secret National Security Agency (NSA) and require court approval to monitor individual phone numbers.
Wary of their powerful neighbor Russia, the Baltic states of Lithuania and Latvia plan to double defense spending while Estonia will maintain its strong level after watching Moscow take over Crimea.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
In a resounding rebuff to Russia, the U.N. General Assembly has reaffirmed Ukraine's territorial integrity and has called the recent referendum which incorporated the Crimean peninsula into Russia as “invalid.” While President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty joining Crimea with Russia, the Kiev government has committed itself never to accept Crimea's independence nor annexation.
It is vital that the Japan-U.S. and U.S.-South Korean alliances should be once again enabled to function at multiple levels.
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