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Forecast 2011: Taiwan looks on the bright side: Monocle Magazine

By Amber Phillips (formerly Parcher) Published December 30, 2010 on monocle.com TAIPEI —It’s been a rough 100 years for one of Asia’s pioneering democracies, but the Taiwanese are commemorating their centennial birthday with a “little-country-that-could” mindset. Growing up as an island in the shadow of two world superpowers hasn’t been easy. Taiwan is still licking its wounds … Continue reading

‘Model plane’ bomber, back in court, is ‘classic case’ of Al Qaeda recruit

Massachusetts resident Rezwan Ferdaus, charged with bomb attempts against US buildings via model plane, returns to court Friday. He fits the bill for a typical Al Qaeda recruit, terrorism experts say. The Christian Science Monitor By Amber Phillips (formerly Amber Parcher) Published on November 4, 2011 WORCESTER, MA — The stereotype of a disaffected youth … Continue reading