What’s “Natural” on the Galapagos Islands?

In geologic years, the Galapagos Islands are infants. Located on the perpetually moving Nazca tectonic plate, the islands were formed through repeated volcanic activity. Layer by layer, the islands have risen off the ocean floor, forming a chain that is approximately 5 million years old.

Economic Costs of China’s Anti-Japanese Sentiment

October 25, 2012

As disputes over the Diaoyu-Senkaku Islands persist both China and Japan face huge economic costs. The Chinese government is aware of the need to avoid violent backlash and further breakdown in economic ties with one of its biggest trading partners, but the situation lies in the hands of the...

A Piece of Rock for the Pearl of the Orient (Part 1/2)

August 03, 2012

In the fight for sovereignty in the South China Sea, The Philippines hold many economic, historical and political ties to the disputed region. Throughout history, The Philippines has laid claim to the islands surrounding its maritime borders. As an archipelago, The Philippines considers these...