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CHANGING GEOPOLITICS IN THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION

CHANGING GEOPOLITICS IN THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION

  Within a span of less than hundred years, geo-politics is proving that alignments result from need and circumstance. The recent visit of Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, to India fully reflects changing dynamics in what is now referred to as the Indo-Pacific region. A dynamic which could well influence positioning of global power. […]

ANOTHER TEST BY NORTH KOREA – HEADING TOWARDS WORLD WAR III?

ANOTHER TEST BY NORTH KOREA – HEADING TOWARDS WORLD WAR III?

One more test…and it will not stop. Kim Jong Un is irreprehensible in his nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile strategy, action…and dreams. The president of North Korea derives immense pleasure from examining his white and silver warheads…and charting the paths ahead for their test and use. The most recent test in early September is claimed […]

To be or not to be

To be or not to be

The legal process against Park Geun-hye is a noteworthy situation in itself. Not that Presidents have not faced such circumstances before that finally led to impeachment. Even so, the fact that such a situation arises leads to a lot of churning in society. People treasure their democracies and yearn for a system of justice in […]

Male and Female Rasputins – Yesterday and Today

Male and Female Rasputins – Yesterday and Today

The role of very powerful men and women behind leading politicians is a common story worldwide. Many can give enough material to write a series of books that can actually be bestsellers. The side-stories about Park Geun-hye are somewhat in that league and roused memories of India’s only woman Prime Minster, Indira Gandhi. There is […]

Globalisation, Nationalism and the Future

Globalisation, Nationalism and the Future

The Trump era is raising many questions worldwide. It is also becoming increasingly evident that people are looking more within that without their own nation—claiming the need to return to a so-called “nationalism”. Based on this trend, a “clash of civilizations” seems imminent. Few continue to be interested in the notions of a global citizen […]

Bollywood and India

Bollywood and India

Bollywood is like an insignia of India. Whether they like them or not, everyone knows about Bollywood films – replete with melodrama, song, and dance. Facebook posts show strange Bollywood connections. A new Spanish bride dancing to a Bollywood song on a street. German girls doing a Bollywood number on stage. Today, young men and […]

The Era of Wars Through the Internet

The Era of Wars Through the Internet

Cyberage is turning into a monster of our own making. How it will reverberate is any body’s guess, going by various developments that are taking place around the world. That the internet would be the savannah for development and governance was the big hope we had. The chances that it will be used more for […]

India Shares Independence Day with South Korea

India Shares Independence Day with South Korea

Neelima MATHUR – Asia Journalist Association (AJA) That India and South Korea share their Independence Day is not a coincidence. Lord Mountbatten was the Supreme Allied Commander of South-East Asia Command. Japan was bombed and then decided to surrender in 1945, towards the end of World War II. It was Mountbatten who accepted the Japanese […]

Confucian thought as a way of life

Confucian thought as a way of life

South Korea has character and it shows. A recent visit for the Journalists World Forum for Peace was a great opportunity to see this nation. Battling with nuclear and missile tensions, it yet marches ahead – with beauty and grace. The nation’s civilisational history dates before Christ and the maturity is reflected in myriad ways. […]

When an Economy Becomes Creative

When an Economy Becomes Creative

The World Forum for Peace, organised by the Journalists Association of Korea in April 2016, was a great entry point to South Korea. In a roller-coaster schedule across the country, we visited several provinces and were hosted by governors and mayors in each province, some being potential Presidential candidates. The journey was a phenomenal peep […]

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