SPENCER H KIM WRITES – Thirty-six years ago I helped co-found the Pacific Century Institute (PCI). Our goal was to build “bridges of understanding” between the peoples living on the vast Pacific Rim because we saw the coming century as the “Pacific Century.” That this is now the Pacific Century…Full Article PERSISTENT, URGENT PLEAS FOR DIALOGUE ACROSS THE PACIFIC: WHY DEMONIZATION IS THE ENEMY OF PEACE
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SEOUL-WASHINGTON ALLIANCE: LET’S GET TRUTHFUL ABOUT THE JEJU APRIL 3 MASSACRE
WRITES MOON CHUNG-IN, chairman of the Sejong Institute -South Koreans were long forced to remain silent about the tragic Jeju April 3 Incident. Over 30,000 residents of Jeju Island were killed by the police, the military and paramilitary groups such as the Northwest Youth Association during the incident, which began…Full Article SEOUL-WASHINGTON ALLIANCE: LET’S GET TRUTHFUL ABOUT THE JEJU APRIL 3 MASSACRE
BEVERLY HILLS: GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE HOMELESS VETERANS LOGJAM
ANDREA PLATE WRITES- Remember when President Obama vowed to end homelessness by 2011? Then 2014? The rest, as they say, is history – which tends to repeat itself – or, in the case of veteran homelessness, simply goes on. And on. Last week, the US Vets Initiative — the largest…Full Article BEVERLY HILLS: GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE HOMELESS VETERANS LOGJAM
ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL’S NEW EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Asia Media International announces the following staff developments: Cristina Pedler, who earlier this month graduated from the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University with her baccalaureate degree in International Relations, takes over at the helm of AMI, reporting directly to the founder and president of Asia Media.…Full Article ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL’S NEW EXECUTIVE EDITOR
LOS ANGELES: LMU RECEIVES MAJOR INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
CRISTINA PEDLER WRITES – At the annual gala dinner of the Pacific Century Institute (PCI) at the Beverly Hills Hotel, on Thursday night February 24, Loyola Marymount University was honored with PCI’s 2022 Institutional Building Bridges Award. The prestigious honor – previous recipients include the Council on Foreign Relations, the…Full Article LOS ANGELES: LMU RECEIVES MAJOR INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
BIDEN AND CHINA: ‘SLEEPY’ … OR POSITIVELY RESTLESS?
TOM PLATE WRITES — Change will come, it has to. But America’s hyper-confident commentariat has convinced itself that China-U.S. policy Democrat Joseph Biden, on track to become the 46th president of the United States, will be stuck in the cement of the New Coldness and would differ little from Trump’s.…Full Article BIDEN AND CHINA: ‘SLEEPY’ … OR POSITIVELY RESTLESS?
REFLECTIONS ON BEING KOREAN-AMERICAN: A MASTERCLASS
Project Bridge was established in 1993 after the Los Angeles Riots (SAIGU) took place by the Los Angeles based Pacific Century Institute in conjunction with New York based the Korea Society. The cross-cultural program selects 16 students (eight from Los Angeles and eight from New York) each year to participate…Full Article REFLECTIONS ON BEING KOREAN-AMERICAN: A MASTERCLASS
KOREAN PENINSULA: THERE MAY BE NO WAY OUT
This following is a special and important interview with South Korea’s special presidential advisor Moon Ching-in that appeared in the Korea Times on November 01, 2018 – By Kim Bo-eun, Kim Yoo-chul Differences between South Korea and the United States on how to push North Korea’s denuclearization are standing out…Full Article KOREAN PENINSULA: THERE MAY BE NO WAY OUT
SYDNEY: LOWRY INSTITUTE POLL SHOWS DECLINING CONFIDENCE IN U.S.LEADERSHIP
ASIA MEDIA STAFF WRITES — The latest Lowy Institute 2018 poll of attitudes of Australians is not good for Americans who care about the perception of their country with one of our closest allies. The ‘confidence level’ for the U.S., according to the highly respected poll release 30 June, is…Full Article SYDNEY: LOWRY INSTITUTE POLL SHOWS DECLINING CONFIDENCE IN U.S.LEADERSHIP
LOS ANGELES: NEW EDITORS FOR ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL
ASIA MEDIA WRITES – Two recent graduates of Loyola Marymount University’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts have been designated as assistant managing editors of Asia Media International, and assume their new positions immediately, announced founder and editor in chief Tom Plate, LMU’s Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies and…Full Article LOS ANGELES: NEW EDITORS FOR ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL
LOS ANGELES: NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON NORTH KOREA VISITS LMU AND GIFTS STUDENTS WITH SUPER-SUMMIT INSIGHTS
TOM PLATE WRITES – Thanks to an inspiring visit by the National Committee on North Korea, a handful of staffers – not to mention their prof – may have learned more about the intricacies of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea and its regional relationships in two hours than in…Full Article LOS ANGELES: NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON NORTH KOREA VISITS LMU AND GIFTS STUDENTS WITH SUPER-SUMMIT INSIGHTS
KOREAN CRISIS: IS THE KILLER PROBLEM AMERICA’S OWN DOMESTIC DIVISION AND INTELLIGENCE FAILURE??
TOM PLATE WRITES — America is now more confused than ever about North Korea. And it’s not all Mr Trump’s fault. Neither can America fairly say it’s all China’s fault. For as long as I have been writing about Asia, North Korea has been the black hole of American foreign…Full Article KOREAN CRISIS: IS THE KILLER PROBLEM AMERICA’S OWN DOMESTIC DIVISION AND INTELLIGENCE FAILURE??
LOS ANGELES: HONORING TWO GIANTS OF US DIPLOMACY
ASIA MEDIA WRITES – Two of America’s most gifted diplomats were honored here on the evening of 22 February at the 2018 Annual Award Dinner at the splashy InterContinental Hotel in Century City. In front of an animated and enthusiastic audience of more than 200 friends, supporters and members of…Full Article LOS ANGELES: HONORING TWO GIANTS OF US DIPLOMACY
KOREA CLASH: TWO VIEWS ON THE DEBATABLE UTILITY OF ORAL BOMBAST DURING A TENSE CRISIS
FROM AMERICA’S PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM – North Korea has long rallied its people with bombastic threats against the U.S., but lately the evolving war of words has escalated between the two countries. Nick Schifrin speaks with Kathleen Stephens of Stanford University and Balbina Hwang of Georgetown University about President Trump’s…Full Article KOREA CLASH: TWO VIEWS ON THE DEBATABLE UTILITY OF ORAL BOMBAST DURING A TENSE CRISIS
ONE OP-ED VIEW: A NEW VITALITY IN U.S.-SOUTH KOREAN RELATIONS
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR SPENCER H. KIM WRITES — I was in Washington, DC last week during President Moon Jae-in’s recent visit. I had the good luck to be invited to two of his dinner events, one before the summit with President Donald Trump and one after. My impression, both from seeing…Full Article ONE OP-ED VIEW: A NEW VITALITY IN U.S.-SOUTH KOREAN RELATIONS
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…Full Article A COLUMNIST’S TAKE: TRUMP AND HIS MAR-A-LAGO