Author: Asia Media Staff


THE GUARDIAN OF LONDON, ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS NEWSPAPERS, HAS ISSUED THIS REQUEST OF ALL STUDENTS WHO BELIEVE IN THE IMPORTANCE OF THE UNITED NATIONS; WRITES THE NEWSPAPER – “At the end of this year, Ban hands over the baton as UN secretary general. What was his greatest achievement? Or failure? We want your views! … What do you think Ban Ki-moon will be remembered for? Will it be his attempt to hold the world to account with the global goals, or the halving of child deaths inspired by the MDGs? Or has his term in office...

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EXCERPTED FROM ‘THE ORIENTAL ECONOMIST’ – Michael Green, the prominent and respected former George W. Bush foreign-policy adviser, on why he will vote for Hillary Clinton in November:  “… During the primaries, I worked for Jeb Bush, and I briefed him on Asia. I was never going to vote for Trump, let alone work for him. I wrote op-eds saying why he was wrong on allies, in saying he would meet [North Korean dictator] Kim Jong-un, and in opposing TPP [the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement]. Like others in my position, I assumed that more moderate and reason- able...

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AN ASIA MEDIA STAFFER WRITES –The second annual student Writing Prize  competition organized by The Atlantic and the College Board challenged high-school students to do a close reading of a work of art that inspires them. More than 2,000 students from 44 countries entered. Two dozen professors of composition and art history narrowed the field to 20 semifinalists, and a panel of judges from the College Board and The Atlantic made the final selection. The winner, Thanh T. Nguyen, lives in Hanoi, Vietnam, and will attend Duke University this fall. The winning essay by the student from Vietnam appears...

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NO DRONING ON: An Asia Media International Book Event

NO DRONING ON: At an informal but delightfully intense LMU book-salon seminar, faculty and Asia Media International staffers took up the complex and timely issue of drone warfare, while toasting the new book ‘Preventive Force, Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare’ (New York University Press, 2016). The event was held last week at the Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, to honor the book’s co-editors Kerstin Fisk and Jennifer Ramos of the LMU political science faculty.  The event was organized and sponsored by Asia Media...

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ASIA MEDIA WRITES – On April 6, LMU had the esteemed honor to bestow an Honorary Degree of Humane Letters on United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon. The UNSG gave a keynote address on the morning of the degree conferral ceremony, wherein he gave a short policy speech. Afterward, Ban spoke informally with some distinguished LMU students and professors in the Von Der Ahe Welcome Center. After the short talk, the UNSG posed for a quick photo with Asia Media staffers, Lamiya Shabbir (Pakistan), Sabrina Verduzco (South Korea), and Asia Media managing co-editor, Mary Grace Costa. Please see: Earlier, Ban...

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Weekly Graphic Opinion

Why ‘macho’ Putin has the lead over Xi when it comes to American minds Tom Plate says US media and the likes of Donald Trump have made Russia’s president a hero while Xi and his China remain a somewhat unfathomable mystery

Why ‘macho’ Putin has the lead over Xi when it comes to American minds

Tom Plate says US media and the likes of Donald Trump have made Russia’s president a hero while Xi and his China remain a somewhat unfathomable mystery read more...

Editorial Cartoon by Craig Stephens




ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL is a student-driven publication of Loyola Marymount University's Asia Media Center - a vital part of LMU's Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS)

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