Shukan and Abundance in U.S.-Japan Relations:
A Future of Diplomacy
Amid the turmoil of the globalizing world, I wonder if the two creators—the god Izanagi and goddess Izanami—are watching over us at the bridge between heaven and earth (Ame-no-ukihashi). A sea of filmy fog, perhaps contaminated with the disseminated radioactive fallout from Fukushima, is…Continue
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Human Trafficking in Asia
Many of us have never had to contemplate taking extreme, even unthinkable measures in order to generate enough income to feed our family, pay for…Continue
Eun Soo’s Experience
“Are you from North Korea or South Korea?” When I was first asked this question as a naïve fourth grader who had just moved to Singapore from Korea, it sounded strange. However, as I continued studying abroad in Singapore and eventually in America, this question proved to be a familiar conversation starter and an icebreaker. Every time the question…Continue
RECP, TPP, and Taiwan’s choice
In Asia, there are two important economic cooperation treaties. One is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and the other one is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The RCEP is led by ASEAN, and the TPP is led by America. The RECP and the TPP include most east and southeast Asian countries. However, because of difference between requirements of trade and investment liberalization of the RCEP and the TPP, there are ccomplementation and…Continue
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"Applied to world affairs, democracy means that the aggregate of mankind shall be so organized as to create for each man the maximum opportunity of growth in accordance with the dictates of his own genius and aspiration. It does not prescribe how any group of men shall exist except that they shall contribute by self restraint and by cooperation to the lives of other men."
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Malaysian-U.S. Relations: Society, Security, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Last November, a sitting United States president visited the Federation of Malaysia for the first time since…Continue
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In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.
Marcus Noland: Executive Vice President & Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor at the…Continue
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Politics Behind Economics:
The Eagle, The Dragon, and The Collision.
A few decades ago the world was wrought with conflict sparked by the increasing tensions between the eastern and western blocs. The Cold War shaped much of the post World War II period, allowing countries like the United States to increase its…Continue
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The future of Taiwan and United States’ relationship is multifaceted. It involves Taiwan coming to terms with itself: recognizing its own value, leveraging human resources, and fostering stronger ties between the government and its people. In addition to diplomatic exchanges, other aspects such as academic exchanges and international humanitarian relief during crisis times may also constitute the future of Taiwan and US…Continue
China Threat is a theory that argues an increasingly powerful China is likely to destabilize the international regional security in the future. The term “China Threat” was first coined in the early 1990s as the economy of China continued an exceptional growth. This realist theory postulates every state in the international system seeks survival. Therefore, states aim to acquire as much power as possible that are in…Continue
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Technologies and globalization are making our world more interconnected and interdependent; at the same time, they are invisibly shaping the mindsets of younger generation. These facts fundamentally impact the future relations among nations, and U.S.-China relations are no exception. Contrasting ethical values between the U.S. and China used to be regarded as one of the origins of divergence and conflicts. However, it is important to consider the role of the younger generation…Continue
One imagines that these “good old days,” founded upon a mutual enemy, leave romantically positive feelings among citizens of both nations. The “old days” require no objective analytical investigation about either nation seeking its own best interests through mutual agreements involving trade, defense, economic support, and the myriad ways that nations seek useful alliances.
Dr. Jerry W. Brown
It is fundamentally important for the contemporary world that international relations play a vital role in strengthening the development of a nation. While globalization shrinks the world we live in and continues to connect people around the world, nations must work together to improve their relations and cooperation. Despite their dark history, the United States and Cambodia are two nations strengthening their bond and working toward better relations with one another through a number of…Continue
Along the interstate in Salt Lake City, United States sits a massive shopping mall replete with all the material comforts one can imagine. Its large electronic billboard flashes through the names of the stores in the mall, but between every few names a simple sign glares at the cars passing along the interstate. The sign has a black backdrop with white writing. The writing says simply, in all capitals, “SHOP EVERYDAY.” Drivers pass by isolated in their own vehicles with stereos turned up and…Continue
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The relations between Taiwan and the U.S. is one of the most critical foreign policy of Taiwan’s government. However, with the rapidly rising China, the priority of the policy direction is always under debated. There are a great deal of factors should be considered. This essay will focus on the democratic elections which is one of the most powerful factor to drive the government’s policy. Since the 2014 local election in Taiwan, the political…Continue
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the United States of America or China?
TPP or FTAAP?
TPP, the trade agreement under negotiation between the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Peru, Chile and Brunei. The proposed agreement began in 2005 as the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPSEP or P4). Participating countries set the goal of wrapping up negotiations in 2012, but contentious issues…Continue
Source: Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Recently there has been heated discussion about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Everyone from top business lobbyists, academics, economists, down to labor union leaders, scientists, and even artists have voiced support and concerns about the agreement. Negotiations have been stalled out for months, as…Continue
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In the 1970s, the famous educator Ivan Lllich mentioned three objectives for a good education: first, education should offer accessible resources to people who wish to learn. Second, it should match people with knowledge to those in need of their knowledge, and lastly, it should create avenues for people to raise questions in public debate. Unfortunately, even the world’s two largest economies currently struggle to achieve all three of these objectives. In the United States, for example, we…Continue