Despite past success, change may be looming for South Korea’s education system For decades, South Korea has been among the top nations worldwide in student test scores and literacy and graduation rates. Following the Korean War, the administrations of Syngman ...

Gradually phased into implementation in the late 1970’s, China’s one-child policy was largely viewed as a pre-emptive response to an impending Malthusian trap, the shortage of food and resources precipitated by unsustainable population growth. While exceptions were made for ethnic ...

If a democracy topples somewhere in the world, but no one is around to witness it, did it really fall? Time after time, this has been the Obama administration’s style: to pick-and-choose its battles while turning a blind eye towards ...

Venture capitalism (VC), a business model native to the Western world, has recently gained traction in the Asian market and will only continue to flourish in the future. Thanks to the rise of VC, innovative ideas native to Asia are ...

In late May, Putin and Xi Jinping signed a massive 400 billion dollar natural gas deal in Shanghai. For the next thirty years, new pipelines will pump trillions of cubic feet of natural gas from Russia’s Gazprom, the world’s largest ...

The view of the world from the North Pole is not a common perspective. Most of us may only recognize it from the white-on-blue flag of the United Nations. However, this view of the world may become increasingly common as ...

Gaining membership to the European Union (EU) has been a frustrating process for Turkey. The Near East nation began its campaign for EU membership nearly 30 years ago under the EU’s predecessor, the European Economic Community. In 2005, 18 years ...

Argentina was a gold mine of economic opportunity in the early 20th century. Blessed with trade surpluses in commodities, an influx of foreign technological innovation and development, and a growth rate of 6% (the fastest in the world at the ...

China’s largest e-commerce company, Alibaba, is set to make history in the coming months. Founded in 1999, Alibaba has the potential to set the largest initial public offering (IPO) in the US for a Chinese company and even exceed Facebook’s ...

Over the past few centuries, China has suffered its fair share of embarrassments.  From the Opium Wars to the Great Leap Forward, its hailed position as the middle kingdom has been eroded time and again.  Deeply engrained into the psyche ...