Does Taiwan Matter? An Analysis of the Strategic Importance of Taiwan to the U.S.-China Relations. 【Abstract】There is no doubt that the relations between People's Republic of China and the United States is crucial to the world. In economic aspect, China and America are so intertwined that their symbiotic relationship is described as 'Chimerica'; however divergence always emerges between the two on political issues, in particular, the Taiwan issue. This essay analyses the strategic...
The powers and responsibility of administrative agencies over the past century have grown to the extent that calls into question the Constitutional legitimacy of the modern federal bureaucracy. Many decisions in an agency involve political choices that make law even if agencies exist outside traditional conception of our tri partied national government ( Seidenfeld, 1992 ) to the extent of which American Constitutional democracy should permit unelected administrators to define fundamental...
The economic low point of the turn of the century was the "Great Recession" of 2008. This was the year of foreclosures and seizures, unemployment and layoffs and more importantly a systemic economic crisis. The economic crisis did not remain in America, it branched out to other countries and threatened and put in danger the global economic market, the threat of another "Great Depression" left many helpless. A recently published literature by W.W. Norton & Company,...
Governance today is a much talked about subject and a lot of literature is produced on this subject but still it evolves with the development of various processes. The globalisation has made global governance a prerequisite but today there is no coherent world government in place as in national governments. Governance though is different from government is closely linked to government and the role government plays in enabling an environment for a better governance. It is pertinent to ask then...
The European Union (EU) will face with various challenges and issues in the area of energy. According to Paillard (2010), energy policy will become more important to secure energy security, as the resources (coal, oil, natural gas) in Europe are depleting. The demand however is growing and the EU has to supply its energy needs from imports. Its main energy supplier is Russia and this resulted in dependency on this country. However, Russia also depends on the EU energy market, as most of its...
It is an undisputable fact that Singapore owes its success to its elite leaders. Some obvious results include Singapore's economy that grows at "tigerish rates", racial harmony and low crime rates. All these credits go to our strong political leaders. As Lee Kuan Yew put it,"Few people really understand how and why Singapore is and has to be different. We are not a natural country. If we simple follow the formula of other countries we will fail. To get where we are we had to...
From the 7th to the 10th century, many different trading posts were established along the coast of what is now known as Somalia. The interior was occupied by many different tribes who were always on the move and occasionally making a push towards Ethiopian territory. By the 16th century Turkish rule dominated the northern coast and the people of Zanzibar held control over the south. After British occupation of Aden in 1839 Somalia begin to depend on its coast as its primary source of food. In...
Redistricting begins with an initial division of seats by government and opposition or by majority and minority party status. Proposals may be made by either political party, although it is understood that partisan redistricting is generally dominated by the majority party or governing coalition. The duration of a redistricting process is a contentious issue, since challenges to a plan may be made several years after the decennial census. Because of the use of staggered elections and four-year...
Standing outside watering my green, luscious lawn and sweating in the permanent muggy heat, I could always count on Chandra, my family's house-cleaner, to greet me every morning on my way to school. After working for my family fourteen years, I should be able to pronounce his name properly and I should be able to tell you where in Sri Lanka he is from, but right now, I still do not think I can. I have always felt an eerie uncertainty about the mass of male workers from the Indian...
One of the most severe but significance disputes engulfing greed and horizontal ethnic inequalities theories on the causes of war is finding an empirically agreement on what actually causes domestic armed conflicts. There are contracting theoretical perspectives to what start or escalate as well as prolong civil wars. Recent studies have shown that weak state, greed and grievances, horizontal ethnic inequalities are highly correlated with the onset of domestic armed conflict. Gurr (1993) point...