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  • 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
  • Jaebum Kim
    Japan-North Korea Talks: Turning Crisis into Opportunity
    Jul 29 — South Korea needs to make the best use of Japan’s recent approach to North Korea to turn a seeming crisis into a golden opportunity. The more that Seoul has major nuclear powers such as the United States and China try to persuade the North to abandon its nuclear and missile programs, the harder Pyongyang responds by demanding recognition as a nuclear weapons state and urging arms reductio... Read More
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