On the European continent, the modern Romanian state is the posterchild for undercutting pressures in civilizational tectonics, a picture that Samuel P. Huntington so hauntingly laid out in his post-Cold war portrayal of the “clash of civilizations” thesis. Built at the confluence of Ottoman, Habsburg and Russian Imperial borderlands, Romania’s trifold cultural heterogeneity resonates still and parlays into current social-political divisions and governance expectations.
Conservative estimates approximate between 3 to 5 million the number of Romanians working and living abroad mostly in western European Union (EU) member states. The Romanian diaspora represents an estimated 17% of the country’s remaining population and this diaspora’s…Continue
Taichung Second Senior High School, Taiwan
These days, more and more experts have shown they’re highly interested in the current relationship between the Both Sides of the Taiwan Strait. Not only because I’m a Taiwanese, but because this issue includes a ton of common problems that will occur in the international relations. For example, relations between Taiwan and China are fundamentally a question of power distribution under geopolitics. As many experts have mentioned "The Thucydides Trap,” after the US “National Security Strategy ” indicated that as China challenges America’s predominance, the situation will probably end up on the path that leads to war. Therefore, Taiwan’s characteristic in the Taiwan Strait has deeply anchored this war. More…Continue
" To me the Presidency and the Vice Presidency were not prizes to be won but a duty to be done." Gerald R. Ford, "A Time to Heal", 1979.
Comment: Presidential Campaign Season Underway - good to see three women (out of 10 candidates in the first stage of the Democratic Debates) "May the best Leader win."