China has recently sought to organize its international commercial and to some extent political relations with the countries to its West under a “Silk Road Economic Belt.” This is underpinned in some practical sense by large investments in the physical infrastructure of trade, especially rail. However, by evoking the first-millennium “Silk Road” period, China is also establishing a paradigm for relationships whose reference pre-dates the ... Read More
The recent visit of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Australia has underscored the deep importance attached by the new administration in New Delhi to bilateral relations with Australia. It was for the first time in 28 years that an Indian PM paid a bilateral visit to Australia, although many Australian prime ministers had come to India during this period.
Australia is a very important ... Read More
A Hollywood film company makes a satirical movie about North Korea. Pyongyang allegedly wages a series of cyber attacks against the firm’s servers, which leads to the postponed public screening of the film. The U.S. President says the film maker made a mistake. Wait a minute. The silent majority of Japanese have no clue what really happened in Washington.
The world’s media has focused on North ... Read More
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