A recent essay in Foreign Affairs magazine discusses the ups and downs of the US’s relations with India over the past century and how important it is for the two countries to have a working relationship as we move into the future. The article fails to address, however, the dynamic between India and China, aContinue reading “The United States and Asia”
Coming soon: Three years after the December 26th tsunami brought unimaginable destruction, what is happening in Aceh, the western most province of the massive Indonesian country? The paradox of the disaster is that, while it brought ruin to so many, it was also a part of the end of that province’s thirty year civil war.Continue reading “Anniversary of the 2006 Tsunami”
Taiwan holds a place in the American consciousness similar to that of many places in Asia. Many may have heard of it, but very few could point to it on a map – even fewer could describe its political significance. Ted reviews Richard Kagan’s newly published biography of former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-Hui, titled “Taiwan’sContinue reading ““Taiwan’s Statesman” Book Review”
Ted’s latest book review in the Asian American Press is here. Ted talked to the author and commented on the book in “Rewriting the Script in Taiwan,” about Richard Kagan’s recently published “Taiwan’s Statesman: Lee Teng-hui and Democracy in Asia.”
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Self determination, social justice and peace all require a healthy civil society, and a healthy civil society requires security. I do not mean to reduce an infinitely complex process into a simple equation, but this is something that I believe. The paradox of the 2004 tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia, is a case in point. IContinue reading “Security and Peace”
Facing a long winter and treacherously icy roads, the sleek Bike longs for the mild days of Minneapolis’ autumn.
This week in the Asian American Press: “Ethnic Tension in Malaysia erupts in Violence” by Ted Meinhover.