Sunday, September 7, 2014
The “Prayuth One” Cabinet faces the same basic tests that most of its military-installed predecessors flunked., 1 Comment
We are concerned that China's newly formalized “anti-Japan victory day” may be a source of future trouble in the relationship between Japan and China.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Whether Scotland votes for independence or not, the referendum has fired up debate in the rest of the United Kingdom over London's dominance and the historic ties that hold the country together.
On July 11, the Brazilian federal government decided against selling monopolies on interstate mass transportation to select companies. The government was trying to pick companies to operate along several routes, but the procedure, started in August 2013 and supposed to finish in January 2014, was suspended by several judicial injunctions and predictably marred by bureaucracy.
Legal or not, the business of selling weed in the U.S. is as wacky as ever.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aim to integrate the SAARC (South Asian Nations for Regional Cooperation) members is most likely his top priority foreign policy goal. If this is achieved it will undoubtedly be a game changer for the whole region.
Friday, September 5, 2014
The crisis in Ukraine is relevant to Asia, both politically and in terms of energy security.
It is one thing for U.S. President Barack Obama to propose an international coalition to “destroy” Islamic State.
Almost every evening around dusk on Soi 11 in the heart of Bangkok's bar district a couple of technicolor VW Kombi vans would appear and within minutes transform themselves into pop-up bars. Just another slice of color in a noisy, vibrant city but for many locals an added nuisance as they navigated their way through another clump of plastic chairs and thirsty tourists crowding an already crumbling and pot-holed sidewalk., 2 Comments
The Japanese government has passed a critical juncture in accelerating decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture and promoting its post-disaster reconstruction. Yet many challenges still remain., 1 Comment