CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush believes he’s got the best prescription for American foreign policy, from his strategies for deterring North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, to destroying the Islamic State.
Women bridge builders to be honored Feb. 4
Northwest Asian Weekly (NWAW) organizes a tri-yearly networking luncheon, “Women of Color Empowered,” a series of events that honors the accomplishments of women leaders. On Thursday, Feb. 4, NWAW’s honorees will come together to share a bit of their knowledge to a crowd at China Harbor Restaurant. This quarter’s theme is “women as bridge builders,” celebrating those who have made divides between diverse spaces smaller. The event will be emcee’d by Margo Myers, of Margo Myers Communications.
Maj. Gen. Nagata steps down
Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata is stepping down as commander of American Special Operations forces in the Middle East. He was responsible for a program that trained approximately a few dozen fighters assigned to train and equip Syrian rebels. Nagata served in Special Operations for more than two years. According to The New York Times, […]
Malaysian leader silences critics, media to survive scandal
By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s prime minister has a problem: He can’t explain away a $700 million bank account to a skeptical public. His response? A crackdown on critics and the press that has kept him in power but doesn’t address a deep reservoir of dissatisfaction with his leadership. […]
Crackdown on controversial hookah lounges — Questions, and hopefully, answers
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly There has been community concern about the presence of hookah bars and lounges in the International District and throughout other Seattle neighborhoods recently, due to the shooting of community figurehead Donnie Chin in late July. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced August 3 that the “City will step up enforcement against […]
No news is good news — On Carter’s first Asia trip as Pentagon chief, calm prevails
HONOLULU (AP)—No news is good news. That might have been the bumper sticker for Ash Carter’s first tour of Asia as secretary of defense. It was mostly quiet on the Eastern front. Carter consulted with Japanese and South Korean leaders, gave pep talks to American troops, stressed the U.S. military’s stabilizing influence in the region […]
China-savvy tea partyer takes helm of US House panel on Asia
By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The new leader of the House panel overseeing U.S. policy to the Asia-Pacific is a rarity in Congress: a deeply conservative Republican who shuns isolationism, favors closer ties with Asia and stands poised to praise as well as criticize China — and even do it in Mandarin.
Indian American confirmed as Assistant Secretary of State
Puneet Talwar has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a key diplomatic position, becoming the second Indian American to join the state department. Talwar, who was a key aide of President Barack Obama on the Middle East, will now serve as the assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs.
Ditch the gym and explore activities with Asian history
By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly The gym is attractive due to its convenience. It can also, however, feel a little bit too
UW offers master’s in international studies
The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington is accepting applications for its new 10-month Master of Arts (MA) degree in Applied International Studies (MAAIS). This accelerated program is designed for U.S. and international professionals with experience in a variety of fields, including business, government, military, philanthropy, and international development.
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