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Israel Diminta Bayar 800 Juta Dolar AS ke Lebanon

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, WASHINGTON - Israel diminta oleh Majelis Umum Perserikatan Bangsa Bangsa untuk memberi kompensasi Lebanon 856,4 juta dolar AS dalam …

Opinion: 'The Muslims are coming!' Why Islamophobia is so dangerous

<b>Birmingham, England (CNN) —</b> Whether it's Mohammed becoming the most popular baby name, or one in 10 babies in England being Muslim or the fact that halal meat is being served in Pizza Hut, a Muslim story always tends to generate more heat than light.<p>Indeed, Islamophobia is often perpetuated by fear …

Why Isn’t North Korea Angry About Its Isolation?

North Korea has never attempted to present a rational front to the international community or its press. In fact, many observers believe Pyongyang …

Taiwan: A Status Upgrade Is Now Affordable

The two Chinas have diverged dramatically. The Republic of China (ROC, better known as Taiwan) and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) could hardly …

What hope for North Korea?

Author: Peter Drysdale, Editor, East Asia Forum<p>American disarmament expert, Paul Carroll, recently observed that Woody Allen’s aphorism that ’90 per …

Territorial disputes and the East Asian regional order

Author: Ron Huisken, ANU<p>From the standpoint of stability and order, East Asia has turned in a rather poor performance over the past 2-3 years. The …

Some lessons from Mongolian diplomacy

Author: Peter Drysdale, Editor, East Asia Forum<p>Mongolia might seem like an odd vantage point from which to view the travails associated with China’s …

From Tiananmen to today

Author: Richard Rigby, ANU<p>On the night of 3–4 June, units of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) entered Beijing, killing some hundreds of ordinary …

Can immigration reform really save Japan?

Author: Chris Burgess, Tsuda College<p>Recent demographic forecasts make for grim reading — after peaking at 128 million in 2008, the Japanese …

Hanzi and kanji are of course pronounced differently!

Hanzi and kanji are the Chinese and Japanese pronunciations of the term 漢字 that is used in both languages. It refers to the Chinese characters that …

Resources for Chinese listening

I got this question about how to improve your Chinese listening skills from a visitor to the site:<p>I just came across your site while looking for the …

History the Weak Link in Beijing’s Maritime Claims

Beijing’s claims to nearly all of the South China Sea are now embossed in new Chinese passports and official maps. Chinese leaders and foreign …

Graham Webster on Twitter: "Map of the new Chinese air defense identification zone (and maps discussed: http://t.co/PKFCawNnfM) http://t.co/W84UPtJ02m"

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US calls on China to rescind air defence zone to avoid Japan confrontation

The US called on China to scrap its newly declared air defence identification zone on Monday, warning that Beijing risked a potentially dangerous confrontation with Japan and its allies at the start of a trip to the region by vice-president Joe Biden.<p>The explicit request for China to “rescind” …

Stand With Our Ally in Tokyo

For nearly seven decades, the U.S. alliance with Japan has been the cornerstone of the American-led security order in East Asia. Together, our two …

China Will Have to Face a Stronger US-Japan Alliance

However China explains its claimed peaceful rise, it will still be viewed by a number of major actors in world politics as a revisionist power that …

Shinzo Abe’s Nationalist Strategy

The world is now beginning to realize Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s true intentions. With his controversial visit to the Yasukuni shrine, …