Monthly Archives: January 2012

Answering the nuclear question

Twenty years have passed since the end of the Cold War but its legacy lives on in many aspects of Russian relations with the United States. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the West has greeted each new Russian … Continue reading

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The Great Divide

By Zavi Engles On the surface, it appears that the death of North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Il will bring little change to the tense and hostile relationship between North and South Korea. Yet, as the world warily focuses … Continue reading

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Cantonese and Mandarin – Identity Politics in China

Compared to America, China appears to be a more homogeneous country. Government propaganda portrays the 55 different ethnic minorities as a “harmonious” and “united” bunch that love the idea of belonging to China. However, people who have heard of or visited Tibet … Continue reading

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