Author: Asia Media Staff

ONE COLUMNIST’S VIEW: THE POWER AND THE DANGER OF DONALD’S TWEETS

COLUMNIST TOM PLATE WRITES — Recall Shakespeare’s Falstaff – that boastful cowardly knight – and imagine him cavorting at golf resorts on the dime of a dodgy career driven by money borrowed from wherever. Yes, imagine President Donald J Trump as a Falstaff rather than as, say, an unhinged King Lear. As Falstaff, his conceited self-absorption blocks awareness that the world’s laughing at him. Let’s face facts: Firing the White House chief of staff and pushing your new communications director out the door amid rumors that the U.S. secretary of state might be next makes it more difficult by...

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DAVID STOCKMAN ON DONALD’S TWEET TECHNIQUE: GOOD FOR NOTHING … OH REALLY?

FORMER WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL DAVID STOCKMAN WRITES – Most of the Donald’s tweets amount to street brawling with his political enemies, but occasionally one of them slices through Imperial Washington’s sanctimonious cant. Indeed, Monday evening’s 140 characters of solid cut right to the bone: The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad….. Needless to say, we are referencing not the dig at the empire of Bezos, but the characterization of Washington’s anti-Assad policy as “massive, dangerous and wasteful”. No stouter blow to the neocon/Deep State “regime change”...

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ONE COLUMNIST’S VIEW: SUPERB NEW BOOK ON SOUTHEAST ASIA’S ASEAN REVEALS CHINA-U.S. OPPORTUNITY

PROFESSOR TOM PLATE WRITES — The U.S. public rarely gives larger-than-life Indonesia, the most populous country in Southeast Asia, more than passing thought, and even on those rare moments it might mainly be thinking about nothing more than a dream vacation in Bali. Yet, as every cosmopolitan knows, the world’s fourth most populous nation, home to more Muslims than any country – more than in the entire Arab world – is one huge growing deal. Trust me: My suntan-lotion caricature is only a slight libel on America’s grasp of global reality. Except for rare exceptions – the late, great...

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SINGAPORE: CONTROVERSIAL ‘YO-YO DIPLOMACY’ BOOK UNVEILED IN SOUTHEAST ASIA MARKETS

By AMI Staff – Marshall Cavendish Asia International, one of the leading quality book publishers in all of Southeast Asia, has now put out onto the SEA market the print edition of ‘Yo-Yo Diplomacy,’ the latest book by Professor Tom Plate of Loyola Marymount University. E-book editions will be available from the usual online outlets soon. In the fall, the print and download book versions will be available internationally on Amazon and is available there for pre-order now. Prof Plate, founder of Asia Media International, is the Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyala Marymount University. He...

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BEIJING: THE LATE LIU XIAOBO FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF CHINA DAILY, THE NATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER OF CHINA

To our readers: In much of the world’s media, especially in the western media, Liu Xiaobo is consistently described as a tragic figure and heroic human-rights crusader. So there is no need to reprint those widespread accounts here. Less known in the West is the perspective of the Beijing establishment, succinctly presented in China Daily’s news article just published. It is reprinted here as part of our editorial philosophy of presenting differing cosmopolitan perspectives on controversial issues. – The Editors of Asia Media International. CHINA DAILY WRITES: Liu Xiaobo, a convicted criminal released on medical parole, died of multiple...

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Asia Media International Staff

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)

MANAGING EDITORS:
Savannah Nunez
Sabrina Verduzco

Executive Editor:
Jay Seo

Website Editor:
Peyton Cross

Curriculum Coordinator:
Yi Ning Wong

Senior Writers [Beat]:
Katelynn Barkley [China]
Caitlin Bostwick [Korean Pop Culture]
Katrina Crosby [Profiles]
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Adrian Narayan [India]
Miranda Pak [Hong Kong]
Fassa Sar [Film]
Jay Seo [North & South Korea]
Lamiya Shabir [Pakistan & Islam]
Elizabeth Soelistio [Indonesia]
Yunfei Suo [China]
Clementine Todorov [Bangladesh & Vietnam]
Katie Trinh [Vietnam]
Ryan Urban [Singapore]
Yi Ning Wong [Asia Culture]

Associate Director of Development:
Simon Bleeker

Special Correspondent:
Eriko Lee Katayama

Senior Researcher:
Clementine Todorov

Emeritus Managing Editors:
Mary Grace Costa
Kelcey Lorenzo

Contribuing Editors Emeritus:
Robert Dylan Fields
Ryan Lippert
James Royce [Australia]
Erisa Takeda [Japan Politics]

Emeritus Associate Publishers:
Jeremiah Fajardo
Brian Chris Canave

Emeritus Executive Editor:
Lexie Tucker

Executive Senior Editor:
Ben Sullivan

Executive Assistant to the Founder and Editor-in-Chief:
Jay Seo

Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Prof Tom Plate

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE:
Gareth C.C. Chang, Gene Park, Tom Plate, Jennifer Ramos, Kal Raustiala, Jeremiah Fajardo, Ben Sullivan, Greg Treverton