Nowadays the international community hears about the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the context of ...
August 6th may be just other day of the year to you, but to some ...
The recent agreement on the planned national security legislation between the ruling Liberal Democratic Party ...
When Singapore was expelled from Malaysia in 1965, the prospects for the newly-orphaned country were ...
In a year that was marked by conflict and instability around the globe, the December ...
Soviet Union 2.0? After many months of deliberations, a date has finally been set for ...
Nowadays the international community hears about the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the context of cross-strait relations and the up-coming Presidential election. Taiwan today is a country that not only inherits ancient Chinese culture and art, including the original system of traditional hieroglyphs (unlike the simplified version used in mainland China) for their script, but […]
August 6th may be just other day of the year to you, but to some of us, it is the day that reminds us about the horrors of World War II. On August 6th, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. The bomb instantly transformed Hiroshima into hell on earth. It wiped out 90 percent […]
The recent agreement on the planned national security legislation between the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner, Komeito, is hardly a cause for celebration. While the latter convinced the former to include a “break” mechanism that would require Diet’s approval before allowing SDF dispatch, it hardly proclaims Japan’s almost 70-year commitment to […]
When Singapore was expelled from Malaysia in 1965, the prospects for the newly-orphaned country were not positive. Weak, lacking resources, deeply divided along racial fault lines and surrounded by hostile neighbors, during his 25-year rule Lee Kwan Yew was nonetheless able to transform the small city-state into a thriving hub of the global economy and […]
In a year that was marked by conflict and instability around the globe, the December 28th declaration of the formal end of the US-led war in Afghanistan should be greeted as welcome news. But in a country that has endured 36 years of continual civil war, the withdrawal of the second foreign occupation force in […]
Soviet Union 2.0? After many months of deliberations, a date has finally been set for the signing of the agreement through which Kyrgyzstan will join the Kremlin-led customs union. On December 23, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev will sign the agreement to become a full member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) at a meeting of […]
With increased global student mobility alongside recent initiatives taken by the Japanese government, there has been an upswing in the number of international students studying in Japan. “Internationalization” in this fast-changing world is seen as a way to ‘gain brain’ and meet the challenges that Japanese will face with a declining population. Moreover, Japan is […]
In the context of the worst security crisis Europe has had since the end of the Cold War, policy-makers would do well to reassess the idea of Anglo-Americanism as a means of providing security and political unity on the eastern borders of the European Union.
Nineteen years after the fall of the Berlin War, a new ‘Twenty Years Crisis’ is looming over Europe, in the wake of the Russia-Georgia conflict.
When senior level diplomats from India, United States and Japan meet for a trilateral dialogue there is usually plenty of hoopla, enough to catch the eye of Asia’s heavyweight, China.