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Australia ties too vital to be hurt by a fraudster

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT In October 1943, Max Harris, the editor of Angry Penguins, then Australia’s leading avant garde modernist literary magazine, received a package of poems supposedly written by a deceased poet, Ern Malley. But as it turned out, Malley was a fictitious figure and the poems were in fact forged by a couple of …

US likely behind SK move to renew GSOMIA

Photo: IC Fresh tensions appeared Sunday between Japan and South Korea, after Seoul announced it would renew the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) with Tokyo, which was originally set to end on midnight Saturday. Seoul accused Tokyo of deliberately distorting the details of South Korea’s decision to keep in place the GSOMIA, and …

Funds test for US-South Korea alliance

South Korea’s diplomatic headache seemingly never goes away. As its clash with Japan shows no sign of a quick end, its dispute with the US over cost-sharing for US Forces Korea (USFK) has once again flared up, putting their alliance to a stress test.  The military cost-sharing dispute between Washington and Seoul has been around …

Inherent US hostility against North Korea makes it hard to resolve issues

Photo: IC With US Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s Sunday declaration of indefinitely postponing a military exercise with South Korea, the chances of tensions reemerging on the troubled Korean Peninsula seem to have been nipped.  The suspension of the war games announced during the Pentagon chief’s South Korea visit, however, does not mitigate the complexity of …

Latin American woes stem from globalization

Thousands of opposition protesters protested in Santiago de Chile demanding the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera, on November 12, 2019. Photo: IC Contrary to popular belief, it is not doctrines that are dominating Latin American politics, but globalization. If we still use neoliberalism or any other concept invented by Western scholars to explain what Latin …