TOM PLATE WRITES – This column seeks to contrast and compare Richard Falk, Henry Kissinger and Donald Trump with the outlook of young people we teach at universities. Don’t think that’s so easy to do! Our young students get plenty of lectures. Consider nuclear apocalypse. Princeton University emeritus professor Richard…Full Article US-CHINA RELATIONS: HOW TO TEACH CHINA-US RELATIONS AS TENSIONS BETWEEN THE TWO SUPERPOWERS SOAR
BY ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL – Hear the world famous World Service’s weekend assessment of Lee Kuan Yew, who has died at 91. LISTEN AT: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02mtsbv 0Full Article FROM BBC LONDON: TONY BLAIR, KISHORE MAHBUBANI, CHRIS PATTEN, KISSINGER, PLATE AND OTHERS ON LKY
SYNDICATED COLUMNIST TOM PLATE WRITES: Perhaps the so-called US “pivot” to Asia is an immense self-delusion; perhaps America is hopelessly glued to its 20th-century past – yes, the oft-labelled American century; and so perhaps this Western “world power” is in effect emotionally handicapped – unable to prioritise geographically and always…Full Article CHINA: Dumb and Dumber?
A book bag of contemporary gifts that show real smarts December 4, 2011 LOS ANGELES – It has finally hit Washington that Asia will be the major-league playing field for the foreseeable geopolitical future. But why should we complain when Uncle-Sam-comes-lately? Instead, we vow stay ahead of the great global…Full Article PACIFIC PERSPECTIVES: How to Better Understand Asia and the World