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Trump Doubles Down on His Island-Buying Spree
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Trump Doubles Down on His Island-Buying Spree
September 1, 2019

There is sudden rush by countries for island real estate. Some of this “island fever” is driven by global climate change. Some countries are looking for strategic advantages in a new geo-political order.

Starbuck’s and Modern Mercantilism: No Different Than the British East India Company
February 4, 2019

Howard Schultz, like other mercantilists of today and yesteryear, made his billions on the backs of others, including, in some cases, children as young as five-years old.

Starbuck’s and Modern Mercantilism: No Different Than the British East India Company
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What’s in a Name in Indonesia?
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What’s in a Name in Indonesia?
February 7, 2018

Mohammad Hamdan is the spiritual caretaker of Mesjid Raya Al Mashun, the largest mosque in the Indonesian city of Medan on the island of North Sumatra. One of his top responsibilities is to help parents name their new born children.

Southeast Asia Turning into Battlefield: Regional Security Outlook Marked by Uncertainty
June 16, 2017

Indonesia and Malaysia, and other countries with sizeable Muslim minorities, like the Philippines, realize just how vulnerable they are. They have been on high alert for fighters returning home from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) front lines in Syria and Iraq. The group has made known its ambition to create Southeast Asian provinces of the ISIS caliphate. According to a report published by the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), a Jakarta think-tank, Southeast Asia faces a growing risk of extremist violence to encompass the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia…

Southeast Asia Turning into Battlefield: Regional Security Outlook Marked by Uncertainty
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Holier-Than-Thou: How US Mainstream Media Rebuke Foreign Leaders
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Holier-Than-Thou: How US Mainstream Media Rebuke Foreign Leaders
May 12, 2017

In the week of World Press Freedom Day the New York Times carried one of its holier-than-thou and unintentionally ironical editorials, this time titled «Donald Trump Embraces Another Despot». Seeing the headline, the world could be forgiven for asking which one it might be, this time, and eventually the Editorial Board revealed the target of their displeasure to be President Duterte of the Philippines, an unpleasant morsel of filth who had just been invited to visit the United States by President Donald Trump, who is also an unpleasant morsel of filth…

A New Global Construct and Realigned Relationships
March 3, 2017

The Saudi power projection into Southeast Asia and the trip of the Saudi king to Indonesia, the first such visit by a Saudi monarch since 1970, when Saudi King Faisal visited the country, comes as U.S. President Donald Trump indicates that the United States will place its own interests ahead of those of other countries. In a speech before a joint session of the U.S. Congress, Trump also stated that it his policy that the United States «will respect the sovereign rights of nations» and that his administration will «respect the right of all nations to chart their own path».

A New Global Construct and Realigned Relationships
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Obama’s Family Role in Indonesian Genocide Protected by Muslim Radicals
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Obama’s Family Role in Indonesian Genocide Protected by Muslim Radicals
June 25, 2016

A proposal from the government of Indonesia to initiate a public dialogue and conduct a serious review of the circumstances of the 1965 coup that drove President Sukarno from office and ushered in years of genocide that targeted actual and suspected members of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) and the ethnic Chinese population is meeting fierce resistance from radical Muslims in the country. These Islamists are working hand-in-glove with officials and veterans of the Indonesian Armed Forces…

Hiding the Indonesia Massacre Files
May 2, 2016

Perhaps nowhere does U.S. hypocrisy over human rights stand out more clearly than Indonesia’s “Year of Living Dangerously” slaughter of vast numbers of people in 1965, dirty secrets that Jonathan Marshall says finally deserve airing.

Hiding the Indonesia Massacre Files
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