Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 17 2014 How unusua...
Some people claim that coal is the answer to energy poverty. Coal does not alleviate but aggravates poverty. Here's trying to state and break some long-held myths on dirty energy forms.
Many people equate the word "tours" with the typical big bus excursions led by flag-toting guides that seen at every major tourist attraction around the world. But not all tours are the same.
In his new book Trying Not to Try, the University of British Columbia Asian Studies and Embodied Cognition professor Edward Slingerland treats us to a work of seminal importance.
A new multi-polar world has emerged over the past 30 years that has shattered the post-WW II paradigm and structure, and the near hegemony of the US whose economic, financial and military power is waning.
A bitter extended exchange between two very old friends from Capitol Hill's contingent of Vietnam vets -- Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator John McCain -- captured the spirit of anger and disarray that presently characterizes America's geopolitical posture.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 9, 2014 How unusua...
Both leading U.S. cabinet offices concerned with international security are joining in a steady drumbeat of calling China to task for its aggression just as President Obama prepares to travel to Asia.
China is well aware that neither the West nor its neighbors can afford a direct confrontation. From a military standpoint, the hardliners in China believe that they can afford to constantly push the boundaries of their territorial claims without triggering a massive backlash.
For the first time in America, the number of people out of work exceeds the number of people working in manufacturing. Alliance for American Manufacturing warns that if manufacturing stays gone from the U.S. that the high tech jobs will follow.
Professor Jerome Cohen is one of the most renowned China Hands of his generation. Currently serving as Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law, he is an expert on Chinese law and founded the US-Asia Law Institute at NYU.
Global financial stability is improving -- we have begun to turn the corner. But it is too early to declare victory as there is a need to move beyond liquidity dependence -- the central theme of our report -- to overcome the remaining challenges to global stability.
The dynamics that were emerging at the time of the October 2013 World Economic Outlook are becoming more visible. Put simply, the recovery is strengthening.
This blogger hopes that next time the foreign press and anyone interested in the Tibetan will look to the more democratic and less problematic figure of Mr. Sangay the next time a first lady reaches for yak butter tea.
A bigger but somewhat slower growing China of the future will contribute about as much to global demand as the smaller but faster growing China of before. This is arithmetic: An economy that is twice as big can grow by half as much and contribute the same to global demand. By the way, China today is more than twice as big as it was a decade ago. So, the good news is, even with slower growth, China will continue to be an engine of global output. Indeed, an even bigger engine than before.
For Japanese leaders and citizens, President Vladimir Putin's brutal annexation of Crimea was an unsurprising return to the normal paradigm of Russian history. Indeed, most Japanese regard the move as having been determined by some expansionist gene in Russia's political DNA, rather than by Putin himself or the specifics of the Ukraine crisis. Japan is particularly concerned with Russian expansionism, because it is the only G-7 country that currently has a territorial dispute with Russia, which has occupied its Northern Territories since the waning days of World War II.