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Score Summit Week for China

The true magnitude of the intransigence of a handful of Tea Party Republicans in Washington is starting to make itself felt in the Asia Pacific region. At a time when China is launching a major regional charm o... Read More...
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Big Brother Meets Big Data

Forget hacking. It works but it's illegal. Big data mining is the future of cyber espionage. It is not illegal as long as the data is open source and in the public domain. And all that data on "open&qu... Read More...
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Olympic Security: What Would 007 Do?

Kudos to the LOCOG (London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games)! What better way to celebrate true British culture and identity (and yes, humor) than to have James Bond (actor Daniel Cr... Read More...
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The Myth of American Exceptionalism

It might be time for the United States to reconsider the rules of the road it attempts to impose on others. The time should be ending when the US could simply ignore world opinion, supposedly built on what US p... Read More...
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The Pacific’s threatened islands

The low-lying Pacific islands such as Kiribati and Tuvalu are taking little solace from a December alliance between developed and developing nations at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. ... Read More...
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A Marshall Plan for South Asia

The war of words between the United States and Pakistan in recent weeks has put in stark relief the two core strategic conundrums Washington has vis-à-vis Islamabad, as well as the integral role India pl... Read More...
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Looking for Love in Other Countries

Officially there is no such thing as a “bride price” in the societies of East Asia. But demographic, economic and educational forces are combining to increase cross-border trade in brides. Furthermo... Read More...
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Asia’s Baby Shortage

Asia, or at least East Asia, is beginning to fret about its coming aging crisis. The Asian Development Bank has just published in its mid-term Asian Development Outlook, a detailed study of the numbers and thei... Read More...
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The US Turns its Back on the World

Those who criticized American unilateral interventionism under President George W. Bush may soon have an opportunity to see how they like American isolationism, especially if a Republican recaptures the White H... Read More...