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2022.06.23 (Thu)

ECONOMIC SECURITY IS NEW KEY TO NATIONAL SECURITY

     In his latest book, China 2049: Economic Challenges of a Rising Global Power (Brookings Institution Press; 2020), Michael Pillsbury says he was taken in by China over many years. Pillsbury, a pro…

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2022.06.16 (Thu)

FAMILIES PULLED APART DUE TO FAILURE OF LEGAL SYSTEM

     A young man killed himself when he was in his thirties. It was just a little over a year after his wife left home with their three children.      The eldest son, who was an elementary school s…

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2022.06.09 (Thu)

WITH THE UKRAINE WAR IN MIND, CHINA TARGETS THE SOUTH PACIFIC

     This is China’s way: find a power vacuum and exploit it to expand its own sphere of influence. But brute force does not always work.      This was my conclusion following Foreign Minister Wan…

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2022.06.02 (Thu)

TIME FOR JAPAN TO SHOULDER GREATER INTERNATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

     The most meaningful outcome of US President Joe Biden’s recent visit to South Korea and Japan was the resolve he voiced to address China’s threat to Taiwan. With the Russian invasion of Ukraine n…

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2022.05.19 (Thu)

BEWARE OF CHINA’S CRAFTY SCHEME TO CONTROL JAPAN

     In the few weeks that followed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, I have been prompted to turn my eyes to a particular map of the world more often than before. This map shows the wide e…

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