Internal Submission

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Nov 28, 2015

'Zombienomics' yields another drop in GDP

Regarding the editorial titled “Another back-to-back GDP drop” in the Nov. 21 issue, had there been any doubt left even in the staunchest right-winger’s grasp of Japan’s financial status, the latest reconfirmation of its demise must surely dispel it. Whatever Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

Nov 28, 2015

Real climate crisis: misdirected funds

Regarding the story “Global warming may impoverish 100 million: World Bank” in the Nov. 10 issue, it is inaccurate to say that “extreme weather (is) tied to warming.” This is one of the few areas of agreement between the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on ...

Nov 20, 2015

Nonproliferation report provides useful road map

The U.N. General Assembly had a heated debate recently between those who seek immediate negotiation of a nuclear weapons ban convention and those who argue that nuclear disarmament requires a step-by-step approach. To achieve a world without nuclear arms, the weapons have to be ...

Nov 20, 2015

Pondering Paris terrorist attacks

The news “Terrorist attacks rock Paris” in the Nov. 15 edition blew our minds and frightened the world. It was the second-most shocking news to me after the terror attack on the Twin Towers in New York in 2001. I’d like to extend my ...

As world mourns Paris, many in Mideast see double standard

Nov 17, 2015

As world mourns Paris, many in Mideast see double standard

Within hours of last week’s Paris attacks, as outrage and sympathy flooded his social media feeds and filled the airwaves, Baghdad resident Ali al-Makhzomy updated his Facebook cover photo to read “solidarity” — and his friends were shocked. “Everyone was like, ‘Why are you ...

Nov 10, 2015

China to push alternative trade pact at APEC

China will seek to push its own vision of an Asia-Pacific trade pact at a regional summit next week, senior officials said Tuesday, after this month’s release of a rival U.S.-led deal that pointedly excludes the Asian giant. Beijing sought to promote the Free ...