Thursday, April 17, 2014

China Responds to Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement


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Baloch separatists follow Taliban footsteps By Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Asia Times Online :: South Asia news, business and economy from India and Pakistan

Pakistan and the Sunni Gulf Overtures to Pakistan from the Sunni Gulf appear to be linked to the conflict in Syria.


Recent months have brought Islamabad a flurry of visits from leaders of Sunni gulf nations, prompting many observers to question just what Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif might be getting the already embattled country into.
Pakistan’s 190 million inhabitants include around 26 million Shiites, giving it the largest population of the minority Muslim sect’s adherents after Iran. While Pakistan has officially tried to remain on the sidelines of the regular Shiite-Sunni flare-ups in the Middle East over the last few decades, backroom deals with Sunni monarchies like those being signed recently have not gone unnoticed domestically.

Arundhati Roy: Is India on a Totalitarian Path?

Arundhati Roy: Is India on a Totalitarian Path?

Sunrise from my back porch in South Korea



The land of the morning calm.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

China to follow specific national security strategy and a new economic package.


NATIONAL SECURITY HERE

NEW ECONOMIC PACKAGE

Yunnan: China’s Bridgehead to Southeast Asia and Beyond The southwest province deserves to be known for more than the recent terrorist attack. By Gary Sigley


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Is an Asian NATO Possible? A future NATO-like organization in Asia seems more likely than a European NATO seemed at the end of WWII. By Zachary Keck



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Japan: The “Return to Militarism” Argument

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South Korea Ferry disaster leaves at least 4 dead, 291 missing


 
Boats surround the capsized ferry Sewol off Jindo, South Jeolla Province, Wednesday. (Yonhap

Desalination Plant to Provide Third of Beijing’s Water


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Obama will return royal seals to Korea


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China, Russia Seek 'Enhanced Mutual Political Support'



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Why the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon


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Vietnam Frees Some Dissidents Amid TPP Trade Talks



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