2:10 pm July 29, 2015 | 1 Comment
While Saudi Arabia has carefully crafted an image as Islam’s protector, it nevertheless has aimed to keep policymaking pragmatic, not ideological.
1:43 pm July 29, 2015 | No Comment
Kenya has been the most steadfast political, military and diplomatic US ally on the eastern side of Africa for more than 50 years. Obama clearly meant to reinforce this.
8:49 am July 29, 2015 | 16 Comments
Why do we keep hearing about Indonesians behaving in ways that err against common sense and decorum? To answer the question we may have to turn to the history of the British aristocracy.
6:54 pm July 28, 2015 | 14 Comments
As President Joko Widodo gradually comes to realize the importance of the role foreign factors play in Indonesia's economy, he needs to work harder than ever to convince investors from abroad to sink their money into the archipelago.
2:01 pm July 28, 2015 | 2 Comments
The continued and sharp recent slowdown in economic growth in Indonesia seems to have taken a number of companies by surprise, particularly as most appear to have been hoping for a recovery in the second half of 2015.
1:50 pm July 28, 2015 | No Comment
Weakness in global oil benchmark Brent has prompted China to buy more crude from Africa. The question now is: How will top exporters Saudi Arabia and Russia respond to the shifting dynamics?
8:02 pm July 27, 2015 | 7 Comments
While Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is known for being outspoken, occasionally emotional and with a temper but the man is a reasonable and pragmatic governor with a lot of wisdom. He always looks beyond the mere formalities of law, focusing instead on justice and the values which matter the most to the public, a rare trait […]
5:45 pm July 27, 2015 | No Comment
TPA is so important to the success of TPP and other pending US international trade agreements, such as the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the 28-member European Union, because it enables the White House to negotiate deals without significant Congressional interference after negotiations are complete.
2:25 pm July 26, 2015 | 1 Comment
It remains a bloodthirsty regime of unsurpassed cruelty. Yet if the residents do not cross its agenda, it delivers the stability that they thirst for.
10:51 am July 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
Despite tensions between the United States and China over the South China Sea, the two nations’ militaries train together at a very high level. Current “mil-mil” engagements are robust, with China participating in the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC 2014, which is hosted biannually by the US Pacific Command. The drills allowed China to […]
10:24 am July 24, 2015 | No Comment
The unfortunate thing about life is that no one gives you a reward every time you successfully engage in human interaction. We’re training these children to fit into our neurotypical world where interaction is incredibly confusing.
7:38 pm July 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
France has both the honor and the huge responsibility of hosting the next Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Also known as COP21, this Conference will take place in Paris in about four months, starting November 30.