A Game of Snakes and Ladders
The new generation of urban young Chinese people that have studied abroad is increasingly criticizing Western worshiping and domination.
While protecting the right to religious freedom is of utmost importance, India struggles with social evils that are condoned by some of these personal laws...
“You’re with us or against us” statements will not convince others to stand with the United States but will instead leave the United States out of other institutions like the AIIB or ASEAN. It is time that American leaders acknowledge the reality of US-China relations and, going forward, focus on collaboration rather than competition.
North Korea’s Juche Myth is a highly opinionated book that makes a compelling case for its own interpretation of Juche and is best suited for students and scholars of East Asian politics.
“Despite large sample sizes that were carefully distributed by caste, class, and religion, no pollster came close to gauging the mood of the electorate, a telling sign of a rapidly changing political climate in India that is today impossible to quantify in terms of mere identity politics."
On Saturday, November 7, 2015, Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou met with Chinese president and Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping in Singapore. This meeting was the highest level encounter between leaders from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait since 1949.
Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the Government of Bangladesh delivers an address titled, "Girls Lead the Way," in Columbia University's Low Library
To be sure, the headline “Malaysian Court Upholds Opposition Leader’s Sodomy Conviction” is not necessarily shocking in its own right. This is, after all, the era in which political figures being caught up in purportedly lurid sex scandals is now almost cliché.
Today, violations of medical neutrality constitute a war crime under the Geneva Convention. Yet, as an international norm, the principle has had minimal influence mitigating violence in the Syrian conflict.
In 1997, government representatives from 170 states convened, and negotiated their way to form a single plan of action: the Kyoto Protocol. The Protocol called for thirty-eight states to reduce greenhouse gases emissions to 5 percent below their emission levels in 1990 between 2008 and 2012.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), launched on October 24, 2014, is the latest item on China’s Silk Road agenda that reflects the country’s increasing willingness to establish financial instruments for itself and by itself.