Australia: The Land of Tumbleweeds and Surface to Air Missiles

If you thought Australia was just filled with Steve Irwin look-a-likes, Fosters, and the rugged outback you’re mistaken. Well, for the most part. Australia has modernized and become a huge global economy, 12th in the world based on GDP. But as I said, Australia is still a relatively wild place. In the past weeks there … Continue reading Australia: The Land of Tumbleweeds and Surface to Air Missiles

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Taiwan’s New Liberal Regime: But Don’t Worry, A Cross-Strait War Will Not Happen

Taiwanese President-elect Tsai Ing-Wen On January 19, 2016, Taiwan, one of East Asia’s strongest democracies, made history by electing its first female president in its sixth-ever presidential election. Tsai Ing-wen (pinyin: Cai Ying-Wen; 蔡英文), 59, is the president-elect of the Republic of China (ROC), is the chairwoman of the Democratic Progress Party (DPP), a traditionally … Continue reading Taiwan’s New Liberal Regime: But Don’t Worry, A Cross-Strait War Will Not Happen