The history of Asia is filled with crucial events and cultural advances. Battles decided the fate of nations, wars rewrote the continent's maps, protests rocked governments, and natural disasters afflicted the people. Over the centuries, many wars have been fought in the vast area known as Asia.
Meanwhile, Japanese fighters scrambled in case Japanese territory came under fire. From a dramatically slowing Chinese economy to showdowns over democracy in Hong Kong and a new cold war between Japan and South Korea, the dynamism that was supposed to propel the region into a glorious future seems to be falling apart. Enter an earthquake.
For a list of conflicts in Southwest Asia, see List of conflicts in the Near East for historical conflicts and List of conflicts in the Middle East for contemporary conflicts. Neo-Assyrian Empire. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
I propose to examine the resurgence of East Asia in the final decades of the long twentieth century in relation to three major forces that shape the era and the region: nationalism, regionalism and globalism. I understand contemporary globalism primarily in relation to the US bid to forge a hegemonic order predicated on military and diplomatic supremacy and neoliberal economic presuppositions enshrined in international institutions. I am particularly interested in exploring insights that derive from regional as opposed to national and global perspectives. In what ways does contemporary East Asian regionalism, pivoting on processes fostered by state and non-state actors whose actions construct and redefine the geographical, political and especially the economic parameters of a region, require that we reconceptualize both the national and the global?
Nobody doubts that we are in the midst of the most significant change in the world order since the end of the Cold War. For an ever larger part of the world, the Pax Americana, which had been in place since the end of World War II, is a thing of the past. The American withdrawal is not a temporary event but a major geopolitical expression of a long-term trend.
A country is only as strong as its people, and we need more -- starting with Asia. What makes a country prosperous and strong in the long run? Four things: land, people, institutions, and culture.
By Nick LangtonSagar Prasai. Per capita water availability in the region has decreased by 70 percent sinceaccording to the Asian Development Bank. Compounding the problem, rainfall intensity and variability make South Asia highly susceptible to floods, droughts, and disasters.
An in-depth look at the geo-politics of Central Asia, from the Great Game to present-day political power struggles in the regions. This is an excellent essay to be used in the context of a world history class. Did you know that the U.
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The last few years have witnessed growing concern over China's nuclear weapons posture. A succession of United States government reports have expressed alarm over the evolving Chinese nuclear doctrine, as well as the modernization of nuclear forces. This interest has been paralleled by a vibrant discussion in the media, particularly within the United States. Prominent in this discussion have been concerns over the increasing capabilities of China's nuclear weapons, and possible revisions to China's long-standing pledge not conduct a first strike using nuclear weapons the so-called "No First Use" doctrine or bu shouxian shiyong.