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Vietnamese Holding out the Rough Water in the South China Sea

On October 1, 2019, Posted by , In Asia, By ,, , With Comments Off on Vietnamese Holding out the Rough Water in the South China Sea

By: Jeff Bates Photo Credit: 2014. Vietnamese Stage Mass Anti-China Protests Amid Oil Rig Tensions. Tensions in the South China Sea have escalated between certain countries and have also de-escalated with others.  Vietnam—who shares a border with China—is particularly concerned about China’s aggressiveness in the region. Beijing has recently engaged…

North Korea and Russian Relations

On September 23, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,Taylor Hill,Uncategorized, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on North Korea and Russian Relations

By Taylor Hill As a founding member of the United Nations and member of the UN security council, the USSR was expected to abide by UN resolutions in order to further the common interest. However, during the 1950 Soviet boycott of the UN (initiated to protest the exclusion of the…

The Six-Party Talks in Context

On September 19, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,Information Reports,Uncategorized, By ,,, , With Comments Off on The Six-Party Talks in Context

By Hunter Huillet Denuclearization talks have come to the forefront of the Trump administration’s foreign policy concerns and now even tops the list of international issues. Negotiations with North Korea have been pursued for many years and over numerous administrations with varying success. Some of the most in-depth and involved…

Mongolia and North Korea

On August 17, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,Information Reports,Uncategorized, By ,, , With Comments Off on Mongolia and North Korea

By Taylor Hill Mongolia, once the center of the largest contiguous land empire of all time, is now seldom seriously considered in terms of current global politics. In fact, when U.S. National Security advisor John Bolton was assigned to visit Mongolia during President Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un, it…

South East Asian Countries Reject the West’s Trash

On July 22, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,Information Reports, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on South East Asian Countries Reject the West’s Trash

By: Jacob Crandall For years the United States and other Western countries sold millions of tons of used soda bottles, juice containers, shampoo bottles, and other plastics to be recycled into new products in China.  At the end of 2018, China halted their imports of recyclables, creating a crisis for…