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Political Science In The News
There has been a series of recent developments in the relationship between the United States and Taiwan, including the signing of the memorandum of maritime patrol by the United States and Taiwan, and the first public visit to Taiwan by the US ambassador in 43 years. It is reported that the Biden administration is preparing to publish guidelines to relax restrictions on the exchanges between US and Taiwan officials. Analysis believes that this is not only a continuation of Trump's Taiwan policy, but also a symbol of the Biden administration's tough policy line toward China. Beijing continues to react fiercely.
Las Vegas Councilwoman Michele Fiore, who had reported contributing just $500 to her political action committee Future for Nevadans since 2017, recently disclosed she actually loaned the PAC more than $41,000.
Las Vegas Councilor Michele Fiore, who had reported that she contributed just $ 500 to her Future for Nevadans Political Action Committee (PAC) since 2017, recently revealed that she actually loaned more than $ 41,000.
Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nerses Kopaylan, speaks on how a truth commission would work with regards to the Second Karabakh War. Professor Kopaylan furthermore explains how objectivity would be maintained, how Armenians can help set this up, and whether there is a precedent for this kind of commission in the region.
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A few months before Taiwan’s local elections in 2018, a tropical storm hit the city of Chiayi, killing at least six people and displacing thousands of others. President Tsai Ing-wen traveled to Chiayi to show her support for the flood victims, but soon after, an innocuous photo of the president riding in an armored vehicle became a nationwide scandal. The image was cropped and cast in black and white, and a caption was added, falsely suggesting that she came with armed gunmen and was smiling cruelly at the misfortune of a nearby man biking through knee-high floodwaters.