The least turbulent distribution of international power, John J. Mearsheimer reminds us, is the bi-polar standoff of two superpowers, such as that which ended when the Soviet Union dissolved as a political entity and, by this, filled the world with hope. On the contrary.
Asian Americans have quite recently emerged as an increasingly important force in American politics. Inmore than Asian and Pacific Americans were elected to federal, state, and local offices; today, more than 2, hold appointive positions in government. Asian American voices have been prominent in policy debates over such matters as education, race relations, and immigration reform.
China's leaders will attempt to re-stabilize bilateral ties and ease tensions in its non-US relationships. At the same time, they are likely to use the next year to form a deeper judgment about the future of US politics and foreign policy. One year ago, moreover, the US, European, and Chinese economies and markets were roaring.
As my contribution to these proceedings, let me survey the political and economic prospects of ASEAN the Member Association of East Asian Nations — in the early years of the new century. The next 20 years seem a good terminal date for my speculations: is also the benchmark year for the vision for the region of the present generation of ASEAN leaders. Doubts are being expressed — in the light of recent events — about its effectiveness. Generally, people think ASEAN should have done more to mitigate the East Asian financial crisis and its violence-ridden political consequences in Indonesia.
Anticipation has been building for weeks over whether President Trump and President Xi Jinping will achieve a breakthrough on trade tensions when they meet on the margins of the G summit later this week in Argentina. President Trump and his staff have at various times stoked such expectations, suggesting that China wants a deal. Ryan Hass The Michael H.
T he political rhetoric of civil rights-- its ideology, iconography, and martyrology-- has always kept the stirring black struggle for equality on center stage. At the same time, this rhetoric has treated the immigrant's drama as peripheral, rather like Shakespeare's not Stoppard's treatment of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. There are signs, however, that the audience's attention has begun to wander, diverted by the performaces of immigrant groups on other stags.
BurkeDavid C. Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience. Although armed conflict between the United States and China is not likely, the possibility is real enough to require prudent policies and effective deterrent measures.
Thinking on development—and its application in practice—can be properly understood only within its particular historical, political, and institutional contexts. This volume traces the history of thinking in various segments of development, maps the range of approaches to each, and set out options and possibilities for the future. If the countries of the world are varied in every way from their initial conditions to the degree of their openness to outside money and
So I was the easiest guest of all. The government issued me with a leave pass to the Japanese Diet where together with an interpreter, I wandered the corridors of your parliament, met with many, many MPs from both sides of politics, and attended my first ever LDP faction meeting. Japan has a robust democracy.