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Bonn Climate Negotiations: No Room For Complacency

This year, Bonn, Germany will host a series of climate negotiations.  Significant developments have occurred since the Paris Agreement of 2015. Most notably, the election of President Trump who has renounced U.S. obligations outlined in the Paris negotiations.  However, recent news suggests that China may be stepping up to take […]


China Pledges To Continue Supporting Paris Climate Agreement Despite Threat Of U.S. Withdrawal

In a telephone call to then French President-elect Emmanuel Macron last Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed China’s pledge to uphold the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement, which entered into force in November 2016, aims to limit the rise in global temperature to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by […]


The Belt And Road Initiative, India, And The Emerging Sino-Indian Rivalry

The Belt and Road Forum was launched on May 14th in Beijing amidst much fanfare by the Chinese government. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) which formally translates to One Belt, One Road, is a planned infrastructure corridor that would link China to Europe through massive investments in communication and […]


Can President Moon Stabilize The Korean Peninsula?

Following the recent election to replace the impeached former President Park Geun-hye, Moon Jae-in has been elected as the new leader in South Korea.  In the lead-up to the election, The Telegraph reported that Moon was the son of North Korean parents who escaped to South Korea in 1950.  The […]


China Tests New Missile Near Korean Peninsula

Amid rising tensions between North Korea and a number of nations, as well as China’s displeasure with South Korea’s new U.S. missile defense system, China announced Wednesday a successful testing of a new type of missile in Bohai Gulf near the Korean Peninsula. The vague statement released on the ministry’s […]


Female Gendercide: Female Empowerment Is Needed To Offset Culturally Skewed Sex Ratios

Female gendercide refers to the systematic killing of women. According to the Gendercide Awareness Project, we lose 3.5 million women and girls to Gendercide a year. That’s 400 females per hour. Indian Economist, Amartya Sen, in 1990 stated that there were 100 million missing women worldwide. The UNFPA recently announced […]