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April 2, 2013

April 02, 2013

PlayStation 4: New Hardware, Facebook and Xbox 720

The PlayStation 4 is looking to impress with new features. But can it hold off its future competition?

Pestilence, Natural Disasters and Death
April 02, 2013

Pestilence, Natural Disasters and Death

Our Naval Diplomat notes that the nondiscriminatory character of natural disasters is worth remembering.

Hanami: Cherry Blossoms and Revelry in Japan
April 02, 2013

Hanami: Cherry Blossoms and Revelry in Japan

Crowds have flocked to parks across Japan in recent weeks to take part in a venerated tradition.

How to Deter North Korea: Personal Deterrence?
April 02, 2013

How to Deter North Korea: Personal Deterrence?

North Korean threats and provocative language have many on edge. Is it time for a more personal level of deterrence?

Potential Winter World Cup 2022 Debate Rages
April 02, 2013

Potential Winter World Cup 2022 Debate Rages

Lawyers and soccer associations are still sorting out the implications of a World Cup in Qatar’s summer heat.

Cricketainment: Shahrukh Khan and Indian Premier League 6
April 02, 2013

Cricketainment: Shahrukh Khan and Indian Premier League 6

“Cricketainment” is back, and Shahrukh Khan promises it will be bigger than ever.

Caroline Kennedy, Tokyo Bound: U.S. Ambassador to Japan?
April 02, 2013

Caroline Kennedy, Tokyo Bound: U.S. Ambassador to Japan?

Various news outlets are reporting that President Obama will name Caroline Kennedy U.S. ambassador to Japan.

Western Australia’s Energy Boom: Built to Last?
April 02, 2013

Western Australia’s Energy Boom: Built to Last?

With China’s slowdown, environmental concerns and the cyclical nature of the resource and energy industry, can the boom in the “wild west” endure?

Vietnam To Receive Advanced Russian Sub in 2013
April 02, 2013

Vietnam To Receive Advanced Russian Sub in 2013

The Kilo-class submarine, dubbed the “black hole” by the U.S. Navy, will soon be joining Vietnam’s armed forces.

Xi Jinping’s PhD Advisor Compares Hu Administration to North Korea
April 02, 2013

Xi Jinping’s PhD Advisor Compares Hu Administration to North Korea

“The new administration lowered its banners and muffled its drums. It studied the ways of N. Korea.”

Avian Flu Strain H7N9 Kills 2 in China
April 02, 2013

Avian Flu Strain H7N9 Kills 2 in China

Two men from Shanghai died from H7N9 in early March within two weeks of falling ill.

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