Author: Geoffrey House

ASEAN Rejects Human Rights 0

ASEAN Rejects Human Rights

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, has never had a reputation for solving problems. Rather, ASEAN, founded in 1967 to meet new economic and political challenges, has always been known for inaction,...

Xi Jinping Will Need a Miracle: Fixing China's Economy Won't Be Easy 0

Xi Will Need a Miracle

Xi Jinping will have to pick up the pace of reform after China’s 19th communist party congress concludes this month. If the 64-year-old ruler of the Chinese nation doesn’t find a way to fix...

Xi Jinping Keeps Wary Eye on Kim Jong-un 0

Xi Keeps Wary Eye on Kim

As Xi Jinping gets ready for China’s 19th communist party congress on October 18th, the 64-year-old ruler of the Chinese nation is keeping a wary eye on Kim Jong-un, the 33-year-old dictator of North...

Shinzo Abe Wants to Strike Kim Jong-Un First 0

Shinzo Abe Gets Ready for War

Shinzo Abe won’t stand by and allow Kim Jong-un to fire missiles over Japan any longer. The 62-year-old prime minister of Japan is using the threat of a missile strike from North Korea to...

Japan and India vs. China 0

Japan and India vs. China

The leaders of Japan and India are determined not to allow Xi Jinping of China to dominate Asia. Shinzo Abe in Tokyo and Narendra Modi in New Delhi are joining forces to oppose the...

Xi Jinping in China Backs Hun Sen in Cambodia 0

China Backs Another Dictator

Xi Jinping, the 64-year-old ruler of China, is giving money to Hun Sen, the 65-year-old ruler of Cambodia, at a time when the Cambodian leader is strengthening his grip on power and losing support...

China Bows to India 0

China Bows to India

Xi Jinping, China’s president, is playing host to the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, and South Africa this week in Xiamen, a port city on China’s coast across from Taiwan. The occasion is the...

Out of Luck in Thailand: The Military Forces Yingluck Out of the Country 0

The Elites Celebrate in Thailand

In Thailand, the traditional elites, guardians of the nation’s monarchy and foes of its democracy, have taken another step in their fight to hold onto power. By forcing Yingluck Shinawatra, former prime minister and...

Donald Trump versus Kim Jong-un: Co-existence is possible 0

North Korea: A New Calculus

Co-existence for the United States and North Korea is possible, although, as tensions rise steadily, it does not seem so. Donald Trump, North America’s new president, and a newcomer to politics, repeatedly threatens North...