Competitive advantage not God-given – as US and Japan know

Technologist and author Henry Kressel reflects on the reasons for nations losing their industrial dominance. The story of electronics, he says, shows that innovation, driven by corporations but supported by governments, is key to competitive longevity By Henry Kressel I spent the first 20 years of my career in the research and development laboratories of … Continue reading Competitive advantage not God-given – as US and Japan know

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The Rohingya Crisis: Reality, Rumors and Ramifications

Andrew Korybko The world, and especially the Ummah, is incensed at what is being portrayed as genocide against Muslims in Myanmar, but the reality of what's happening there is a lot more complex than the simplistic rumors lead one to believe, and the geopolitical ramifications of this crisis could become very far-reaching. Right off the bat, … Continue reading The Rohingya Crisis: Reality, Rumors and Ramifications

The killing of history – John Pilger

Journalist, film-maker and author, John Pilger is one of two to win British journalism’s highest award twice. For his documentary films, he has won an Emmy and a British Academy Award, a BAFTA. Among numerous other awards, he has won a Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award. His epic 1979 Cambodia Year Zero is ranked … Continue reading The killing of history – John Pilger

India and Japan Form Their Own Economic Corridor

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a proposal for the Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) at the annual meeting of the African Development Bank in May, a proposal that won strong support from Japan We believe that the two countries are trying to counterbalance the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative with the AAGC plan, which China should … Continue reading India and Japan Form Their Own Economic Corridor

Pentagon report highlights Chinese submarine buildup

Although China's expansion of its surface fleet is the most visible, more strategically significant is the PLA Navy's growing undersea force By Bill Gertz The large-scale buildup of China’s naval forces is the most visible part of a major rearmament campaign that has been under way for more than a decade. But Chinese development of … Continue reading Pentagon report highlights Chinese submarine buildup