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The Transnational in China’s Foreign Policy: The Case of Sino-Japanese Relations

The Transnational in China’s Foreign Policy: The Case of Sino-Japanese Relations

Relations between the People’s Republic of China and Japan seem to display a plethora of unresolved issues that strain the ties between the two countries.

American Policy towards Czechoslovakia, 1918–1945

American Policy towards Czechoslovakia, 1918–1945

Despite calls for support from Czechoslovak democratic forces, the U.S. showed no intentions of increasing its influence in the republic following both World Wars.

The Comfort Women Controversy in the American Public Square

The Comfort Women Controversy in the American Public Square

A prevalent mindset existed, and is deeply rooted, among both the Japanese and American military that women were expected to provide sexual services to their soldiers.

Statue Politics vs. East Asian Security: The Growing Role of China

Statue Politics vs. East Asian Security: The Growing Role of China

China’s goals in jumping on the official comfort women bandwagon are arguably strategic, helping support the growing divide between Japan and Korea.

Inconsistencies in the Korean Comfort Women Narrative

Inconsistencies in the Korean Comfort Women Narrative

The fact that Korean military also availed themselves of the ‘special comfort unit’ during the Korean War has received little public attention, even since the 1990’s.

Korean Civil Society Organizations: Accomplishments and Expectations

Korean Civil Society Organizations: Accomplishments and Expectations

Koreans have drawn parallels between the treatment of the comfort women and the Holocaust, leading Koreans to seek recognition of guilt and accountability from Japan.

The Unusual Case of Taiwan

The Unusual Case of Taiwan

Unlike Korea, Taiwan has built monuments to pay homage to Japan, honoring the contribution that Japan made to Taiwan during the colonial period, including comfort women.

Opposition to Comfort Women Memorials in the United States

Opposition to Comfort Women Memorials in the United States

Many suggest that Japanese crimes pale in comparison to Western imperialism which was not characterized by the progress and prosperity that Japanese colonialism produced.

The Importance of Remembering Nazi Perpetrators

The Importance of Remembering Nazi Perpetrators

70 years after his execution at Nuremberg, Nazi war criminal Joachim von Ribbentrop is laid to rest in my hometown in Germany.

Pope Pius XII, the Holocaust, and the Identity Question in the Catholic Church

Pope Pius XII, the Holocaust, and the Identity Question in the Catholic Church

It is important to understand the larger issues implicit within the controversy caused by Pius XII’s failure to condemn the Holocaust, such as the ongoing search for identity in the Church.

“The Jewish Quarter of Warsaw is No More!”

“The Jewish Quarter of Warsaw is No More!”

The Boy: A Holocaust Story is a well-researched narrative that focuses specifically on one of the most familiar and iconic photographs from the Holocaust. Indeed, throughout modern history, photographs taken within the context of conflict have often captured the essence of “a picture is worth a thousand words”. They become etched in our psyche, recalled at a moment’s notice

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