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by | Oct 20, 2022

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The struggle for Eurasia began in the 13th century when the Mongols created the greatest land empire in history, stretching from the Pacific Ocean to Eastern Europe, and encompassing Russia, Central…

by | Oct 4, 2022

When South Korea’s newly elected president, Yoon Suk-yeol, was on the campaign trail, he rode a wave of anti-feminist public sentiment, appealing to young male voters who felt that their status was being threatened by gender equality policies. Observers expressed…

by | Sep 15, 2022

Yale University history professor Valerie Hansen, in an important essay in Foreign Affairs, urges modern international relations scholars to abandon their predominantly Eurocentric historical analyses and provide a more balanced Euro-Asian approach to understanding the geopolitics of what many have…

by | Aug 24, 2022

Few freedoms are more feared by authoritarian regimes than religious freedom. After all, belief in God presumes a greater being and a higher standard to which human rulers are accountable. That poses a threat to even democratic rulers. However, political…

by | Aug 7, 2022

South Korean and other media are speculating that South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol intentionally shunned an in-person meeting with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in deference to China, South Korea’s biggest trading partner, whose leaders are furious over Pelosi’s recent…

by | Aug 3, 2022

The United States should never allow any foreign power to dictate where its governmental officials can visit. The uproar in the Biden administration and the American media over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan sheds light less on Pelosi…

by | Jul 26, 2022

Few publicly displayed artistic masterpieces languish in more profound obscurity than “Rakuchū rakugai-zu,” or “Scenes in and around the Capital,” a 17th-century pair of painted sixfold screens hidden away in Osaka’s seldom-visited Nanban Bunkakan Museum. Situated well off the downtown…

by | Apr 23, 2022

If there is a “gathering storm” in the Indo-Pacific, Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may be the Asian Winston Churchill. In an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times on April 12, Abe called for the U.S. and Japan…

by | Apr 11, 2022

Shortly after midnight on Sunday, the Parliament of Pakistan voted to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was elected to the office in 2018. Among the domestic factors that led to disaffection with Khan and his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf…

by | Mar 11, 2022

Last week, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a historic four-day visit to Taiwan. He met President Tsai Ing-Wen, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, and many other politicians and leading Taiwanese personalities. While giving a speech at a prominent Taiwanese…

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