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Advice to Students, Part III: Learn a Foreign Language

3. What’s a great way to nurture relationships with other people? Learn their language. Learn a foreign language. In my first career as an Army officer, I had the opportunity to live in Germany for six years. 218 more words

Oil & Transparency

Stopped by Evan Lieberman’s blog and stumbled upon a working paper  by the International Budget Partnership has brought up the question of transparency among extractive industries. 554 more words

Economy

The Problems of Nationalism and World Conflict

The world stands at the crossroads, faced by two alternatives: organisation of it as one whole or periodic wars. We make the society in which we live. 931 more words

Geopolitic

Pulau Batu Putih

Congratulations to the AG Chambers for helping Malaysia win sovereignty over the Middle Rocks (bukan Middle Earth) albeit the fact that the rocks can only be visible during low tide and a heartfelt condolence to Malaysia for the loss of Pulau Batu Putih to Singapore. 154 more words

Malaysiana

In Other News 1-10-2007

Komura: Japan not seeking ‘rewards’ – I blogged about the Japan-Africa relationship before. This article reveals that Japan’s government is renewing its commitment to sustainable development aid measures in Africa and heavily implies they are “not after Africa’s resources like China”. 333 more words

East Asian Politics

In Other News 12-14-2007

U.S. and China relations going through a rough patch – There definitely have been “bumps” lately, as documented on this site. Once, a few years ago, a Bush Administration official said that China is both a strategic partner and a competitor. 552 more words

East Asian Politics

World Opinion Poll Results: China Up, America Down, Japan Scared, and Africa Positive

Hat Tip to Confidential Reporter:

…according to an international opinion poll conducted by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, a German foundation.

SNIP

On average, half of those surveyed would already call China a world power alongside the US.

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East Asian Politics