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Could the South China Sea dispute trigger a Sino-US war? Five charts that tell you who might win

Chinese expansion in the South China Sea is bringing conflict between Beijing and its neighbours – Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Vietnam – …

South China Sea: China And Russia Threaten US, Forces Ready To Destroy America

Russia and China have started flexing their muscles in time for the South China Sea war games, what many see as a show of force against third-party …

How to Create a Political Party | Catherine Mayer | RSA Replay

Catholicism and LGBT discrimination

We have once again witnessed a devastating and horrific act of mass murder. On June 12, 2016 a violent young man and fellow citizen who was …

Prepare for possible ‘war on water’ over South China Sea tensions, Beijing tells citizens

The Chinese defense minister has warned the tense situation in the South China Sea poses the threat of a direct confrontation and has called on the …

For Queer Muslims, Islamic Poetry Represents Solace and Acceptance

As a teenager growing up in a conservative Muslim family in Southern California, Naveed Merchant “glommed onto” books that featured any hint of …

Queer Quotes of Color: 25 Enlightening Thoughts on Race in America

5 Amazing Trans Men You Didn't Learn About in History Class

Transgender people have always existed, but from the average history class, you wouldn’t know it. These five pioneers are just a handful of trans men …

Why I Don't Attend Pride Events Anymore

When I was in the honeymoon phase of coming out, Pride festivals sounded like heaven to me. What's not to love about places where I could be free and …

U.S. Response to the South China Sea Arbitration and the Limits of the Diplomatic “Shamefare” Option

In a post last week, I argued that the recent UN Convention for the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) arbitral award against China opens the legal door to more …

China Closes Part Of South China Sea, Holds War Games, After Disappointing Court Ruling

More developments from the South China Sea came on Monday, after Beijing said that it would close off part of the Sea for military exercises.<p>China’s maritime administration said on its website that an area off the east coast of China’s island province of Hainan will host military exercises from …

It is Beijing’s fault that China lost big in the South China Sea ruling

The award issued last week by an arbitral tribunal sitting in The Hague can only be described as a tremendous legal victory for the Philippines over China. The tribunal, which was formed pursuant to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), ruled in favor of the Philippines on 14 of 15 …

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America Can Enforce the South China Sea Decision without Humiliating China

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague released a stinging rebuke to China in last week’s ruling on the arbitration case brought by the …

China

China: Disregard the South China Sea ruling. The Philippines: No.

BEIJING — Not a week after the Permanent Court of Arbitration issued a sweeping rebuke of China's maritime claims, irking Beijing and boosting Manila, the foreign ministers of China and the Philippines met on the sidelines of a Europe-Asia summit. You can guess what they talked about.<p>On Tuesday, …

Philippines Balks at South China Sea Talks That Would Disregard Tribunal Ruling

Offer isn’t consistent with national interest, foreign secretary says<p>MANILA—The Philippines rejected a Chinese offer to engage in talks over the South China Sea that would have set aside an international tribunal’s ruling against Beijing’s claims to historic and economic rights in the disputed …

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Beijing announces new plans for breaking international law in the South China Sea

China appears to have timed military activities in the South China Sea to take place in the days both before and after a ruling that largely invalidated its sweeping claims to the strategic waterway.<p>The country’s maritime safety agency announced today (July 18) that military exercises will be held …

China

Pope Francis Can Begin By Apologizing For His Own Hateful Words Against Gays

Last week the media gave a lot of attention to Pope Francis agreeing that the Catholic Church owed an apology to gays. But his statement, while positive on its face, deflected from horrendous remarks Francis himself made in the past and which he can and should personally apologize for right now. …

Right-wing delusions about “anti-white propaganda”: Why they’re wrong about shielding children from the truth about racism

White parents complaining about race-based curricula ignore that black and brown kids’ racial awareness is inherent<p>In the United States, one of the most powerful aspects of white privilege is the freedom to remain ignorant about the realities of racism. This is a luxury and freedom that is extended …

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sonia Sanchez and Toni Morrison Talk Dangers of Art

Three literary giants, representing nearly a half-century of racial justice-concerned literature between them, sat down Wednesday night (June 15) for …

China's peripheral diplomacy disaster | Politics

We should strive to "promote China's political relationship with peripheral countries, solidify economic bonds, deepen security cooperation and intensify cultural exchanges between China and peripheral countries," declared Chinese President Xi Jinping in a keynote speech in 2013.<p>Three years on, the …

Everything to Read on the South China Sea Ruling and Its Strategic Implications

As the week wraps up, here’s a curated collection of analysis and coverage of the South China Sea ruling this week–at <i>The Diplomat</i> and …

China

An expert on fighting poverty makes the case against a universal basic income

There are plenty of people in Washington, DC, advocating on behalf of corporate industries, or well-endowed universities, or the idiosyncratic interests of wealthy donors. A much smaller number spent their days monomaniacally focused on addressing the needs of the poor.<p>But among the latter is …

Income Inequality

China Has Much to Gain From the South China Sea Ruling

There are a great many legal nuggets that can be mined from the 501 page decision released on July 12, 2016 by the Permanent Court of Arbitration …

Man in the Middle: Rodrigo Duterte Gets a Taste of China’s Heavy Hand

Untested Philippines tough guy finds himself at the heart of a U.S.-China contest<p>DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Rodrigo Duterte, the newly elected Philippine president, is used to being treated with the utmost respect.<p>In his previous job, as mayor of this once lawless southern city, his war on drug …

Asia

ASEAN Can't Be Silent On South China Sea Ruling

Ahead of the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Vientiane next week, reports are already surfacing that, as many had feared, ASEAN may not …

South China Sea After the Tribunal Ruling: Where Do We Go From Here?

On July 12, the Permanent Court of Arbitration ( PCA) at The Hague handed down perhaps the most long awaited finding in its history. After nearly …

China

'They' Aren't The Problem Of Violent U.S. 'We' Are.

Ferguson. Baton Rouge. St. Paul. Dallas... Americans across the nation are filled with rage, fear, indignation. The group Black Lives Matter blames white police officers for all the problems. White former members of Congress blame liberals. "Experts" saturate the airwaves ascribing blame to groups, …

The Surprising Truth About Diversity Programs

Maybe it's time for CEOs and BoDs to put their money where their mouths are.<p>Contrary to popular belief, diversity is a profit-generator not something that's merely "socially responsible." According to numerous studies by McKinsey and other research firms and published in journals like Scientific …

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Racial discontent is rising, but that’s not Obama’s fault.

In the national shouting match over racism, discrimination, and American policing that we’ve conducted since the tragedies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, …

Political Science