In a century marked by increasing complexity and interdependence, the betterment of the ones does not equal the regression of others, and, far from being a zero-sum game, economic convergence and global coordination can bring more security and prosperity for all.
Over the last decade, amid China's growing hegemony in Asia, Nepal has turned from a sanctuary to a nightmare for Tibetan refugees. This tragedy is embodied in the way the Nepalese government has so far responded to Drupchen Tsering's self-immolation.
Last year, the World Bank laid out a blueprint for reform which included privatizing large areas of the state and the greening of the economy. But, such changes will require taking on entrenched state interests. And, this will represent the heart of Xi's main challenge.
In a speech last Tuesday, the Fiji High Commissioner to the United Kingdom maintained that "the (U.S.) and China to Pacific Islanders represent two sides of the same coin." Yet, his remarks expressed far more criticism of western engagement in the region than that of China.
In the wake of newly-passed UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea, Pyongyang has issued a new batch of heated rhetoric nearly every day. B...
This year, America has a once-in-a-generation chance to fix our broken health care system. As policy-makers discuss implementation of the Accountable Care Act, they should learn from China's experience and decide whether they see medical care as a commodity or social provision.
Chinese migrant workers are a community beyond the bottom of the economic pyramid, forced to seek employment day-by-day with no guarantees. The foundation of most migrant workers' sustenance is their relationship to a laoban.
If only the actual drone program, and the strategic thinking that underlies it, were to undergo the same sort of review as a little contraption of cloth and medal.
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Whether one perceives the U.S. as a force for good or imperial power, the UN's agenda is inevitably shaped by its veto-wielding powers, either by action or inaction. The UN is frequently injected into issues that serve the interests of its most powerful members.
If one third of the delegates vote to reopen the debate, the shark proposal could go belly-up. Why might that happen?
Dear House Republicans: In the heated debates over the federal deficit, you have said repeatedly that you want to cut it without raising taxes and, therefore, that you must reduce government spending. If that is the case, I have a suggestion for you: Why not start by cutting the nuclear weapons budget?
No one can predict what Pyongyang will do, which frequently threatens action, then reneges and then does something anyway to make sure the world and the region pay attention. It has the bomb but not (yet) the means to deliver it via a missile.
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I stayed because I thought that if you love someone, you should take the good with the bad. I stayed because at those times when the rest of the world didn't understand him, he said he needed me. I stayed because the prospect of being alone was scary. It felt too hard to climb out.
Born in Lhasa, Tsering Woeser has documented the unrest and self-immolations in Tibet for many years. She has famously said, "You have the guns, I have the pen."