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  • Jonathan Berkshire Miller
    Abe: Japan’s New Statesman?
    Sep 23 — Since Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was elected in late 2012, he has embarked on an ambitious travel agenda. In 20 months as prime minister, he has visited nearly 50 countries – more than a quarter of the globe. While his travels have been varied, the most concentrated efforts have been in East Asia – where Abe has toured all 10 countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations... Read More
  • Rupakjyoti Borah
    Laying the BRICS of a New World Order
    Aug 13 — The recent BRICS Summit July 14-16 in Brazil can be seen as a kind of coming-of-age party for the fledgling organization. The BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have come a long way since Jim O’Neill, an economist with Goldman Sachs, first coined the term “BRIC” in a paper he wrote in 2001 entitled “Building Better Global Economic BRICs” (South Africa was add... Read More
  • Walter C. Clemens, Jr
    Destroy or Negotiate? Dealing with the Reality of Evil Regimes
    Jul 31 — The United Nations Human Rights Council accuses North Korea of crimes against humanity. The Council’s Commission of Inquiry finds that China violates the human rights of North Koreans seeking to escape oppression and poverty.1 Russian President Vladimir Putin and his thugs try to pry away Ukraine’s borderlands much as Germany’s Third Reich under Adolf Hitler absorbed Austria and the Sudet... Read More
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