The sharpening tone on China's trade for the sake of protecting domestic jobs is understandable and predictable -- this, after all, is a year of presidential campaign during which China is doomed to be a target for candidates' bullets in an effort to win votes.
After a decade of internal military reform, Indonesia is now ready for military hardware modernization. The bilateral defense cooperation with the US would complement the process. However, it is too early to identify the real benefit because of the changing defense posture of the US toward Indonesia. Thus, Indonesia needs to be cautious in responding to policy shifts.
Quito, Jan. 14 – The Ecuadorean government broadcast an announcement this Saturday that refutes point by point what, according to their opinion, the North America newspaper the Washington Post omitted in an article published the day before during the visit of the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. [Read more]