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04.06.2015 Tony Robinson

Increasing tension in the South China Sea

Increasing tension in the South China Sea

An increasingly tense situation is developing between many countries in the Far East at the moment. China this week has been criticised by the USA for reclaiming land and building harbours and airstrips in the South China Sea. The dispute goes back to the end of the Second World War … »

02.06.2015 Bruce K. Gagnon

Okinawa, Japan: fighting to save nature and culture

Okinawa, Japan: fighting to save nature and culture

The right-wing newspaper, Washington Times, ran a piece on Monday entitled “The other side to the Okinawa story: The ‘All Okinawa’ opposition to US military presence [occupation] is a leftist ruse”. The hit piece was written by Robert Eldridge (former political affairs and public diplomacy officer, Marine Corps Installations Pacific … »

14.05.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Atrocities, Insults, and “Jeep Girls”

Atrocities, Insults, and “Jeep Girls”

Controversy continues to surround various military occupations in East Asia in the 20th century. Specifically, the connection between military occupation and sex work carried out by women in the occupied countries remains highly fraught. While the Japanese occupations of Korea and China have sparked the most fervent and intractable of the … »

07.05.2015 Pressenza Budapest

Will the NPT sink or swim?

Will the NPT sink or swim?

“We were waist deep in the Big Muddy. The big fool said to push on.” — Pete Seeger The NPT member states have to choose between two irreconcilable narratives, and the success of the 2015 Review Conference depends upon their making the right choice. by John Loretz of International Physicians … »

03.02.2015 Pressenza New York

Stand on Japanese Hostage Crisis

Stand on Japanese Hostage Crisis

By Emiko Nagano – Japanese Version There is no word to describe the sadness, the shock, and the anger Japanese are experiencing in the wake of cruel execution of the Japanese hostages by ISIS. Try to understand why and how this had to happen leads to complex, multi-layered global … »

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