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ASEAN turns 50 this year

January 11, 2017

ASEAN turns 50 this year

by Chheang Vannarith


This year will be a milestone for ASEAN as it celebrates its 50th anniversary in August. 721 more words

Foreign Policy

Linguistic Minority Rights in the Danish-German Border Region: Reciprocity and Public Administration Policies

Language equality is not public policy in Denmark or Germany, and either country has adopted an official state language constitutionally. Both countries protect minority languages through regional and local statutes on culture and education and have signed relevant international standards on linguistic rights for minorities and protection of regional or minority languages. 164 more words


Denver’s Transit Renaissance: A Legacy of Regionalism, Accountability, and Creativity

In 2004, voters in the Denver region passed FasTracks—an originally $4.7 billion transit expansion program.  The program aimed to develop 122 miles of rail and 18 miles of Bus rapid transit improvements by 2017, which is unprecedented in both scope and timeline.  4,227 more words

Field Observation


After numerous wars, the fiscal deficit, and the rise of Russia and China for the past fifteen years or even more, Brzezinski’s TESS system (U.S. presence in Europe, Persian Gulf, and East Asia) is now shaky and prone to collapse. 240 more words

Global Affairs

Pacific Power: America’s Asian Alliances Beyond Burden-Sharing

by Zack Cooper / December 14, 2016 / War on the Rocks

America’s Asian allies face a predicament. Regional security threats are growing as China’s military modernization and North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs continue apace. 1,043 more words

International Relations

Air conditioners are great, but they also represent everything wrong with architecture today.

Having recently moved to sunny North Queensland, I know all too well the relief an air conditioner can bring. After only a few seconds in the sun, the burning begins and I find myself sweating while the skin on my face shrivels. 487 more words


Federalism, Regionalism, Globalism

Federalism has always been a struggle in Canada. Our constitution gives power primarily to the federal government, and we recognize the benefits of a strong shared government to unify us, but it can be difficult for people in, say, Vancouver to identify closely with people in rural Newfoundland. 971 more words

Political Reflections