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Saber rattling won’t fix North Korea threat


The nuclear crisis in North Korea is growing more serious in the wake of nuclear tests and war games. Decades after the Korean War (1950-53), how is the tension escalating? Is new war likely on the Korean Peninsula? What should be done to alleviate tensions? Global Times reporter Liu Jianxi (GT) talked with American historian, lecturer and author Bruce Cumings (Cumings) on these issues. Cumings specializes in modern Korean history and contemporary international relations.


Lee’s Beijing visit heralds warming of Sino-Singaporean relations

The best option for Singapore, with its focus on major powers and regions, would be to seize the initiative in its diplomatic interactions and adopt a more flexible and pragmatic approach.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 22:33:39

Between ‘appeasement’ and war, there is a third way on North Korea

While Kim Jong-un and his regime remain in power, denuclearization is not a realistic goal.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 12:03:39

Saber rattling won’t fix North Korea threat

The nuclear crisis in North Korea is growing more serious in the wake of nuclear tests and war games. Decades after the Korean War (1950-53), how is the tension escalating? Is new war likely on the Korean Peninsula? What should be done to alleviate tensions? Global Times reporter Liu Jianxi (GT) talked with American historian, lecturer and author Bruce Cumings (Cumings) on these issues. Cumings specializes in modern Korean history and contemporary international relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 22:13:40

Singapore’s eighth presidential pick Halimah Yacob is a vote for diversity

Singapore’s model of democracy may have its fair share of critics, but the presidential vote is an endorsement of smooth transfer of power and the city-state’s homegrown approach to diversity.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/17 22:48:40

Is Japan misleading India against China?

In fact, China, Japan and India – the three major Asian powers – can foster pragmatic cooperation, which could be a win-win situation for regional progress and development as well.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/17 22:43:39

Security, stability of Asia-Pacific region in best interests of Australia

Australia should not base its diplomacy and defense on the self-fulfilling prophecy of Sino-US strategic competition. Balancing different strategic identities to offer a bridge for communication between traditional and emerging regional powers could be conducive to regional strategic stability while also working in Australia’s own best interests.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 21:18:39

External forces complicate Rakhine violence

Thus the Rakhine issue has become entwined with mounting pressure from the global community, universal values, Myanmese nationalism and socio-economic interests. Myanmar authorities must perform a far-sighted balancing act between nationalist forces within the country while managing complicated international relations: a hefty burden for a government that has ruled Myanmar less than 18 months.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 21:02:11

Modi’s visit won’t push Myanmar away from China toward India

Therefore, although militarily supported by India, Myanmar is highly dependent on China in economic terms. This basic fact has determined the boundaries of the China-Myanmar relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 22:38:39

Russia must open up to revive Far East

Making itself more appealing to Russians, especially young people, is more important than foreign capital and labor in reviving Krasnokamensk.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 22:33:40

People-to-people exchange key to improving Sino-Japanese ties

Only the deepening of people-to-people exchanges can ensure the benign development of Sino-Japanese relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/12 21:08:39

Myanmar must learn from Yugoslavia’s fate

To summarize, the most urgent affair lying before Rakhine is to seek out a way to solve the crisis in a joint effort with the Myanmese government, the military, Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya people, thus creating a stable and harmonious environment that would allow the implementation of the reconciliation prepositions as opposed to just pointing fingers at one another.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/12 21:03:39

Himalaya regional cooperation can promote B&R, boost China’s bilateral ties

And at the global level, big power interference can be resisted. Otherwise stated, regional and sub-regional cooperation platforms in the Himalayan area, a key access area for water, energy and resources, can be classed as having strategic significance, not just in Asia, but also the world.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 22:38:40

Rohingya crisis exposes NLD’s dilemma

The NLD government should play the leading role of Myanmar’s peace process and keep its discourse power at the top policymaking level.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 22:33:40

Modi visit echoes Myanmar’s opening-up

China should have strategic awareness of the development of India-Myanmar relations and also needs to craft elaborate countermeasures.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 22:12:01

Moscow-Seoul cooperation scrambles to resolve NK nuclear crisis

Ultimately, China should work with Russia to strengthen their cooperation with North Korea in order to ease the tension on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 22:08:39

US-South Korea alliance to remain despite FTA rift

Since Trump took office, his major objective when forming trade policy has been to reduce his country’s trade deficit and reverse the trade imbalance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 19:43:40

West failing to manipulate China over North Korean nuclear issue

We are living in a world where the country that has invaded other countries on practically every continent on the planet makes accusations about who begs for war.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 19:43:39

China’s involvement in Afghanistan of long-term significance

Despite the importance of China’s military involvement on the Afghanistan issue, China is unlikely to send troops to the country in a short term, and may choose to have limited participation in the long run in accordance with its national security interests.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 20:18:39