Tag Archives: Asia

Book Review: An Asian Harvest

An Asian Harvest:  An Autobiography, by Paul Hattaway [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this book, I was struck by how Nathanish the author seemed. … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Rebalancing U.S. Forces

Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific, edited by Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson This is the sort of book that I really enjoy reading that is probably not going to have a very large reading … Continue reading

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Hearts Of Darkness

One of the greatest challenges to both idealism and optimism when it comes to global affairs is the fact that dealing with nations requires dealing with a government of some kind (unless you prefer dealing with situations like Somalia, and … Continue reading

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Just Another Reason To Fight

A large amount of the problems of this world (though by no means all of them) are issues of resource management. While some people would fight and disagree anyway, competition for resources, be they material resources or such matters as … Continue reading

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When Parliament Is For Porn

This past week, the Thai parliament has become recognized around the world for its appreciation of carnal sensuality, in two separate and seemingly unrelated incidents [1]. First, a half-naked image of a woman was shown in front of Thailand’s parliament. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Malay Archipelago

The Malay Archipelago, by Alfred Russel Wallace Despite our obvious differences regarding evolution [1], Alfred Russel Wallace is an easy person to feel sympathetic towards. In stark contrast to the aristocratic Darwin, Wallace made immense contributions to the study of … Continue reading

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Naga: Enter The Dragon

Yesterday in one of my messages [1] I spoke about now Egypt in the Bible is often represented by the naga (water dragon) Rahab. It should be noted in the Canaanite religion that the Canaanite sky-god Baal was often seen … Continue reading

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Border Conflicts: On The ASEAN Conference

For those readers who are unaware, there has been an ASEAN conference for the last two days for the nations of Southeast Asia (Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei) that has discussed a variety of … Continue reading

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From One Hill Tribe To Another

One of my more obscure research goals is to undertake a comparative ethnology study of hill peoples around the world.  The more one knows about my own personal and family background and interests, the more sense my odd choices of … Continue reading

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Boundary Conditions

One of the phenomenon of the crises of 2011 has been the fact that they have not been contained to one or a few countries.  It suggests that there is the feeling (and reality) of “contagion” where the problems of … Continue reading

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