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decision to leave the European Union has thrown the future of the bloc into
question, and the reactions are disheartening: while European leaders call for
more power, ordinary citizens view Brussels with growing suspicion. The EU’s
options are to become more centralized, more fragmented or more cooperative –
whether it survives in the longer term depends on which path it takes.
Professor Stefan Hedlund
The Chinese government must have expected that its trouble-bag of an ally, North Korea’s strongman Kim Jong-un, would pull some attention-grabbing stunt on the occasion of the Chinese and Korean New Year, which started on February 8 this year. Perhaps that was the reason why Wu Dawei, the Chinese foreign ministry special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs,...
Japan faces a daunting demographic challenge. Both the general populace and the working-age population are graying and rapidly decreasing in size. In recent years, the number of deaths has outpaced the number of births by around 300,000 per year. If the country’s birth rate remains constant, this figure will continue to rise by tens of thousands annually. ...
Dr. Stefan Lippert