Last week, President Obama made modern history by becoming the first sitting president since Calvin Coolidge to set foot on Cuban soil. Since the end of 2014 when Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, finalized negotiations to normalize relations, speculation that Obama would visit Cuba had been widespread. The president’s visit signals a major […]

In February, President Barack Obama hosted a summit for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at Rancho Mirage, California, as part of his effort to rebalance US foreign policy towards the Asia-Pacific. ASEAN, a group of governments that includes democracies, communist states and absolute monarchs and which was formed “to promote political and economic […]

Big changes are underway in Taiwan. Earlier this year, the country’s political landscape was significantly reshaped, as Tsai Ing-wen, the candidate of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) swept to victory in the combined presidential and legislative elections, defeating the incumbent Kuomintang party. Even as the first female president-elect of the Chinese-speaking world assured voters […]

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