TOM PLATE WRITES — You have to wonder how well (if at all) General Secretary Xi Jinping and President Joseph Biden are going to get along. Imagine such a splendid scene as this! With TV cameras broadcasting live around the world you see the leader of the Peoples Republic of…Full Article TENSE CHINA-US RELATIONS: DO BIDEN AND XI HAVE THE ANSWER?
CHARLES E. MORRISON WRITES — The U.S. election is underway. With 16 days before the November 3 election day, 25 million Americans have already voted, more than 15% of the anticipated vote. In the states allowing early voting, the turnout has been driven by new voters and groups that polling…Full Article 2020 ELECTION: FINAL 16 DAYS
TRUMAN DALY WRITES – Following months of tension on the Korean Peninsula, President Donald Trump has accepted an offer from Kim Jong-un to discuss denuclearization in North Korea. Despite rapid escalation of North Korean missile testing and development over the past few months, South Korean officials announced that Kim expressed…Full Article KOREAN PENINSULA: FINALLY, PROGRESS? OR IS IT BUT A DECEPTION?
ELIZABETH NAAI WRITES – Thailand’s Democrat Party leaders are using momentum from the country’s current protests to further their own, longstanding cause: The overthrow of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinowatra and the dominant Pheu Thai Party. Protests first erupted between royalists (locally coined as “yellow shirts”) and those loyal to Thaksin (the…Full Article THAILAND: Might Equals Right?
After years of restrictions, the use of the Internet will likely be liberalized for use in election campaigns. According to the Daily Yomiuri, one of Japan’s leading dailies, the nation’s major political parties have jointly agreed to allow the use of services, like Twitter, during future campaigns. Drafted by the…Full Article JAPAN: Japanese Politics Welcomes Modernity …. a Little, Bit, Anyway