Category Archives: Asia

After Kim Jong-il

North Korea has once more been in the news, this time with the historic visit-cum-rescue operation headed by Bill Clinton to free two American journalists that had been held for four months. For a nation as isolated from the world at large politically and economically, it has held quite the attentive position of newsmaker the […]

Beyond the subprime crisis

In my post about US debt to China, we found out that each and everyone of us in America owes the Chinese about $6,000. This is partly due to the fact we import more goods from China than we export to them, and because the Chinese government invests heavily in our currency. The two are […]

The Western Media and The New Red Scare

By Ian It appears that the current media buildup against China is working. A recent poll of Americans asked which country is the greatest enemy to the United States. China at 14% (up 3% from a year ago) was voted third behind Iran at 25% and Iraq at 21%. Compare this to North Korea who […]

Terrorism is distracting America

John Kerry was right. In 2004, Kerry said “We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives but they’re a nuisance.” He said he we had to contain it, so “it’s not threatening the fabric of your life.” Bush’s response was predictably insulting, simpleminded and […]

A lesson in democracy from Musharraf?

I never thought I would be saying this, but a small “Thank You” to Pervez Musharraf. “You have taken centuries in reaching wherever you have come,” Musharraf said. “Allow us time for going for the values that you have established for yourselves.” There are some severe problems in Pakistan in regards to human rights that […]