Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The South China Sea conflict has been raging for years with no solution in sight. At a forum on maritime cooperation in East Asia held by the Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council (APRC) on Dec. 2, it was said that finding a solution to the South China Sea conflict would be difficult as the conflict related to the issue of sovereignty.
Monday, December 15, 2014
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> Joe Hung
The demolition of Hong Kong's main protest camp ended a pro-democracy occupation that paralyzed the city for two months, but the campaign has left the city deeply divided both politically and socially, analysts say.
The meteoric rise of the Islamic State group and its ability to recruit Western jihadists reflect the extent to which religious radicalism has come to dominate global conflict.
With an assertive Russia next door, Sweden has started to beef up its military after a decade of downsizing, but a credible deterrent may take years to achieve, analysts warn.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
I once heard of a scenario in which an American professor at a foreign university asked his students to compose a list of at least 15 problems their country faced. I was shocked. The homework might as well have been: “Make a long list of things that are wrong with your country.”
For years he played the part of the frosty pragmatist, doggedly set on restoring pride and power to a once-great superpower. Then, on Feb. 27, 2014, President Vladimir Putin went rogue.
Barbarism and the law collide in war. The law is vital for mitigating the most brutal aspects of collective killing.
Is it really about the economy? What does Prime Minister Shinzo Abe really hope to achieve by calling a snap general election that is expected to give him another four years in power until December 2018?
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Set to the backdrop of regional wars and simmering ethnic conflicts, the U.N. relief agencies made an unprecedented appeal for wider funding to address the current chaos in a score of countries. Valerie Amos, the U.N.'s emergency aid chief, stated candidly that the number of people affected by conflict “has reached record levels” for the post-WWII era.