Since its partition in the 1950s, the Korean peninsula has directly or indirectly shaped the broader security relations between regional powerhouses, and the recent test of a nuclear weapon by the North Korean regime has heightened tensions across the world. This study draws upon contributions from a diverse array of experts who offer their perspectives on the region's complex network of alliances and hostilities. The authors discuss the future of the region, the potential for military conflict and a new arms race, and the ways to maintain peace and stability.
Since its partition in the 1950s, the Korean peninsula has directly or indirectly shaped the broader security relations between regional powerhouses, while the recent test of a nuclear weapon by the North Korean regime has heightened tensions across the world. Japan, feeling increasingly threatened by the North Korean regime and China's extravagant military expenditures, has begun questioning Article IX in its Constitution that renounces war and the maintenance of armed forces. Its neighbors, still haunted by Japanese atrocities during World War II, are fearful of a new nuclear arms race in the region. The United States, for its part, has adopted unprecedented hard-line policies in response to 9/11, going so far as to condemn North Korea as part of an axis of evil. It has strengthened its alliance with Japan and alienated its long-time strategic partner South Korea. Add to this the economic entanglements of each of these countries both with each other and with the rest of the world, and the regional security issues become even more paramount.
This study makes sense of these complex alliances and frictions and offers an array of perspectives on the future of the region, the potential for military conflict and a new arms race, and the ways to maintain peace and stability. Topics include big power rivalries, South Korea's sunshine policy, anti-Americanism, and emerging nationalisms.
There is a long history of conflict between religion and science in the discussion of the creation of the earth and everything in it. In "A Shotgun Wedding," author Philip S. Radcliffe examines this conflict and debunks the fallacy that there is not room for God in science.
"A Shotgun Wedding" provides insights into the balance of God and science when discussing creation concepts. It reviews the reformed tradition of Christianity that presents an updated view of Christianity and discusses the major areas of the expansion of scientific knowledge. The study also details the three adjustments that must be incorporated in a new reformed theology, focuses on how creation seems to have been designed using the scientific insight of the last fifty years, and shows how the universe is an interactive system designed to bring humanity into a complex environment. It seeks to reconcile science with Christian faith.
Radcliffe demonstrates how science and the continuing quest for knowledge are God-given gifts from a Creator who designed the universe and enables human beings' creative efforts to modify some portion of His design. Science, rather than opposing religion, provides mankind with a vehicle to appreciate just how dynamic His creation is and the humans' role within it.
On a gorgeous spring day, the partners of Justice Security choose to have their annual partner meeting as a picnic in the city park.Joey Justice, Percival "King Louie" Washington, and Dexter and Megan Beck arrive at the park early to find a nice picnic spot, as Misty Wilhite and Jessica Queen are shopping for picnic supplies.The four in the park find unexpected trouble when they are ambushed by a group of killers.Questions are going through the minds of Joey and his partners. Who are these people? Why are they trying to kill the partners? And how did they know to catch them in the park?"Saturday In The Park" gives you the answers, with action as explosive action as you expect from the folks of Justice Security!
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