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China Retaliates Economically for THAAD Deployment

China Retaliates Economically for THAAD Deployment

China has intensified inspection of South Korean businesses and created nontariff barriers to trade and tourism between the two countries. Such behavior raised concern for China’s economic retaliation…

Japan Reflects on Sixth Anniversary of Fukushima Disaster

Japan Reflects on Sixth Anniversary of Fukushima Disaster

The world marked the sixth anniversary of the disastrous nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, Japan on March 11. This catastrophe stands as the second worst nuclear incident in recorded…

South Korea Removes President in Historic Move

South Korea Removes President in Historic Move

The South Korean Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye on March 10, making her the nation’s first democratically elected leader to be forced out of…

Australia Calls for National Childcare Ban on Unvaccinated Children

Australia Calls for National Childcare Ban on Unvaccinated Children

On March 12, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called for a national ban that would prohibit childcare centers from admitting unvaccinated children. Dubbed “No Jab No Play,” Turnbull’s…

ISIS Suspect Arrested in Australia

ISIS Suspect Arrested in Australia

Authorities arrested Haisem Zahab in early March 2017 in the rural town of Young, Australia, alleging that he used the internet to support the Islamic State in developing…

Avian Flu Hits Taiwan

Avian Flu Hits Taiwan

The Chiayi County Department of Agriculture reported on February 13 that a poultry farm in Chiayi, Taiwan tested positive for the H5N6 avian influenza virus strain. The department…

International Community Responds to Kim Jong-nam’s Murder

International Community Responds to Kim Jong-nam’s Murder

An autopsy of Kim Jong-nam revealed on February 19 that VX nerve agent and subsequent paralysis was the cause of his February 13 death in Kuala Lumpur Airport.…

North Korea Unveils Latest Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile

North Korea Unveils Latest Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile

North Korea launched its latest model in a long line of missiles on February 12, testing its capacity to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that is capable…

Georgetown Hosts Former Tibetan Politician Lodi Gyari

Georgetown Hosts Former Tibetan Politician Lodi Gyari

On February 16, Georgetown University’s Asian Studies Program hosted a lunch with Lodi Gyari, former special envoy to the Dalai Lama, and Michael Green, a Georgetown Asian studies…

Okinawa Governor Lobbies Washington Politicians

Okinawa Governor Lobbies Washington Politicians

Okinawa Governor, Takeshi Onaga, traveled to Washington on February 3 to lobby politicians to reconsider relocating the U.S. military base in his prefecture. He restated his opposition to…