Bougainville, which possesses significant natural resources in copper and gold, is more prepared for independence than were current Pacific region members of the UN, including Tuvalu, Niue, and Kiribati, Wayne Madsen asserts.
After 18 months of on-off diplomacy with North Korea, the Trump administration seems determined to jettison the fragile talk about peace, reverting to its earlier campaign of “maximum pressure” and hostility.
Many Taiwanese leaders are stuck in a Cold War mindset and still see their life’s mission through the outdated lens of their Kuomintang forebears.
Buddhist national identity has taken on violent excesses in countries like Myanmar and Sri Lanka. But in the Himalayas, which is the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, Buddhism is attempting to make a resurgence in a political sense.