Author: Asia Media Staff

PACIFIC PERSPECTIVE: TRUMP’S UPTICKS

COLUMNIST TOM PLATE WRITES — There is a famously funny but technically accurate saying to the effect that even a broken clock is right twice a day. For some reason – don’t know why … – this adage comes to mind in looking at Donald J. Trump’s emerging foreign policy. Consider the U.S. president’s efforts to engage with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China and with supreme leader Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. They are not unfolding according to normal practice. So protocol purists are in a dither. International theorists are...

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NEW YORK: LMU STUDENT NAILS PETER TOMASSI AWARD

KATRINA CROSBY WRITES – Twice a year a  hardworking, accomplished student is recognized as the winner of the Peter Tomassi Award and have their original article published in Columbia University’s prestigious Journal of Politics & Society. This Spring 2017, that student was Loyola Marymount University’s own, Jeremy Selland, LMU ’17. The Journal of Politics & Society was created by the Helvidius Group, which was founded at Columbia University in 1989. The organization was established by Peter Tomassi, a student at the time, who wanted the club to be a place for undergraduates to discuss public policy and law in...

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A COLUMNIST’S TAKE: TRUMP AND HIS MAR-A-LAGO

TOM PLATE WRITES – There is not the slightest doubt that the emotional mentality of the West Coast versus the East Coast of the U.S. on a vital East-West issue such as the China relationship is different. The reason for bringing this up has to do with our currently besieged American president, his beloved Mar-a-Lago weekend retreats, and China. Getting and keeping our volatile Trump in the right frame of mind – relaxed and open to reason – is nothing less than in the national and global interest. Let us start with the obvious fact that the West Coast...

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KOREAN PENINSULA: MOON FOR THE MISFORGOTTEN?

SPENCER H. KIM WRITES – Generally speaking, for decades there have been basically two frames of reference in South Korea ― the conservative world view and the progressive world view. There was a certain tribalism mentality in that conservatives or progressives felt the need to subscribe to their “list” of beliefs, or at least defend them from attack by the other side. There were national leaders who pretty much followed the belief list down the line, and there were others who were more flexible in curtailing policies that were proving to be counterproductive (see especially Roh Tae-woo and Kim...

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CHINA: NEW SCHOOL OF GLOBAL GOVERANCE

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL WRITES – China appears to be taking its new role in world affairs seriously, even in the field of professional higher education. Xinhua, China’s official news agency, reports that a new college to train professionals in the growing field of global governance. The School of Global Governance was inaugurated Sunday April 9 at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), aiming to train more multilingual professionals with global vision and cross-cultural communication proficiency. “Through innovative training models, the school is expected to cultivate talents who are proficient in international rules and at least two working languages of the...

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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
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Jay Seo

Website Editor:
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Senior Writers [Beat]:
Katelynn Barkley [China]
Caitlin Bostwick [Korean Pop Culture]
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

Curriculum Coordinator:
Yi Ning Wong

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