Over the last few days quite a lot has been said about back-channel diplomacy between India and Pakistan. This is something of a paradox, for the back channel, by definition, must be far removed from the public gaze, and even if its existence is known and whether or not it may be currently active, not much usually comes to light about what takes place within this most private of forums. Moreover,
When U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry steamed into Japan's Edo (now Tokyo) Bay with his "black ships of evil mien (men)" on July 8, 1853, he forced open Japan, which the Tokugawa shoguns had run for 250 years as a reclusive feudal state.
The U.S. and 11 other countries in the Pacific Rim reached a basic agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Oct. 5.
Could the latest United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) registration be misunderstood as a stamp of approval given by an international organization to mainland China's one-sided claim concerning historical perception? This is a serious situation.
Among 47 new inscriptions, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added documents of the Nanjing Massacre to the Memory of the World Register on Friday. International recognition of the documentary heritage that testifying to the atrocities committed in the city is an important part of international efforts to preserve the collective memory of mankind and promote peace and justice.
Amid relentless diplomatic efforts, many seem unaware that the South China Sea dispute has entered a new phase as the Philippines, one of the claimants of the maritime territory, is seeking a legal settlement of mainland China's territorial claims at the Court of Arbitration in The Hague.
Tobacco in cigarettes leaves an odor that originates from smoke particles so minuscule that they easily saturate living spaces and persist long after their source has gone.
The consequences of the murders of two foreign nationals in Bangladesh are surfacing in different forms. A common thread of concern weaves through the manifestations. Though unpleasant, they are not surprising.
U.S. President Barack Obama's administration may be hailing the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement as a historic victory, but it is far from a done deal among some key players, say analysts.
Following the killing of an innocent Italian citizen on Sept. 28 in Dhaka, tensions have been engulfing us on all sides.