Since assuming power, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has spoken of China and the United States developing a "new kind of great power politics" that avoids the damaging and costly patterns of competition and conflict that have marked great power relations through history.
The once mostly provincial Taliban have been on the move in recent weeks, trotting at least part of the globe from their bases in Pakistan and Qatar to China, Dubai, Tehran and even Norway.
Yes, you read it right; Israel was rated by expats as the most dynamic country in the world. It even left the USA and Brazil, countries widely known for their fast and energetic culture, far behind. I bet you were not expecting this, right?
The latest ranking of workers' rights includes the global top ten, of which no country should want to be part, and reveals Gulf States and North Africa workers are among the world's worst treated.
SHANGHAI -- From China's perspective, sustained domestic economic growth seems unlikely within the existing global system -- a challenge that Japan and the other East Asian economies did not encounter during their economic rise. Indeed, the only country that has encountered it is the U.S., when it replaced the U.K. as the world's dominant economic and financial power before World War II; fortunately, that precedent is one of accommodation and a peaceful transition.
BEIJING -- I just returned from a trip to the United States during which I met with some U.S. lawmakers and esteemed professors, touched base with seven think tanks and talked to a number of media professionals. It struck me that their views toward China are diversified and their signals mixed. In my view, China watchers in the U.S. can be divided roughly into three schools of thought.
It's quite remarkable that the national security-advocating Republican Party has not challenged the President on his fanciful China TPP claims. Apparently, they are so wedded to free trade theory that they think it is a cure-all for national security ills as well.
Japan has always been Washington's number one Asian ally. That was demonstrated with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's trip to Washington, highlighted by a speech to Congress. Unfortunately, the relationship increases the likelihood of a confrontation between the U.S. and China.
There is one area in which Apple and Cook are being coy and its time for Americans to call the tech giant out on that.
By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) As we've been watching the Virtual Reality market spin up over the past few years the spotlight has almost entirely ...
Given its diverse cultural, linguistic and religious mosaic, nationalism is always lurking beneath the surface in Asia.
For tourists seeking to explore China beyond the Beijing/Shanghai basics, an excellent "starter city" is Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in the southwest.
This is, so far, the most monumental victory in the fight to save Africa's elephants, and a major push back against greed, status symbols and corruption.
Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?
It might have been the most influential single sentence of that era: "In these circumstances it is clear that the main element of any United States policy toward the Soviet Union must be that of long-term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies."
America's current leadership has failed to grasp the significance of a radical global change underway inside the Eurasian land mass.