Just ask the athletes marching under the banner ‘Chinese Taipei,’ what’s in a name?
North Korea’s media showing a Western-style musical performance and its fledgling leader with his attractive wife visiting a kindergarten and theme park has apparently helped improve its negative image of being belligerent and far from international norms.
Given that the US strategic shift to the Asia-Pacific is widely seen as a move to counter China, some in Washington could use the Diaoyu Islands dispute as a stepping stone for the US to project its power in the region.
How many deaths will it take before America initiates a serious debate on guns? With each new death, the situation is the same: some indignant outcries, and then all goes back to normal.
Today, America is the Western, industrialized country that counts the most civilian deaths committed by fellow civilians on Earth, [Read more]