IPP REVIEW–The Rising Specter of a Security Dilemma in Asia

Aaron Friedberg, the former deputy assistant for national security affairs of the US Vice President, wrote an article cited more than 800 times in International Security in 1993, in which he predicted that Asia was ripe for rivalry. His argued that military conflicts in Asia were unavoidable after the Cold War because, unlike European countries, Asian countries lack or have shaky pillars supporting peace — democracy, international institutions, and economic independence in the era of multipolarity. However, he might have cast this pessimistic prediction too early and for the wrong reasons. Asia is ripe for rivalry after Donald J. Trump became US President-elect in November 2016, and the root of the ensuing conflict is the uncertainty of US commitment toward its Asian allies. Many have claimed uncertainty is what Asia will face in the era of Trump but less have clearly answered why uncertainty is dangerous for Asia and how. The simple answer to these two questions is “a security dilemma.” A security dilemma is essentially a situation in which two countries are competing militarily with each other because both are stimulated by each other’s defensive preparations. Country A is not...

Best step ladder to buy in 2019 – step ladder Reviews

If you are looking to pick a decent step ladder then there are three things that you need to look out for. We will cover them in this post and also give you an overview on where to find the best deals. That being said, if you choose any random step ladder, there are possibilities of facing some of the serious issues which can come from choosing the wrong product. amzn_assoc_placement = “adunit0″; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = “newsnefty-20″; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = “search”; amzn_assoc_ad_type = “smart”; amzn_assoc_marketplace = “amazon”; amzn_assoc_region = “US”; amzn_assoc_title = “Shop Best step ladder on Amazon”; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = “step ladder”; amzn_assoc_default_category = “All”; amzn_assoc_linkid = “168205fb3b70ed46f5a7766565bd367a”; amzn_assoc_search_bar = “true”; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = “top”; You don’t always have to spend a lot of money to find the best step ladder for your purposes. There is a whole range of step ladder and prices that can deliver the features you need. If you are looking for the top step l...

Don’t make these 3 mistakes when you turn on your air conditioning

If the weather is too darn hot where you live, it’s also probably too darn expensive to keep your home cool in the summertime. Residents of Sun Belt states pay the most to air condition their homes during the summer, with a median cost of $292.90 per home, according to a new report from home-energy monitoring company Sense. That’s compared with a median cost of $147.82 across most of the country and $95 for communities along the northern border with Canada. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Arizona leads the nation in terms of air-cooling costs for the summer months ($477). However, New Jersey is the next-most expensive state in the country ($327), thanks to a combination of higher-than-average A/C usage and the high cost of utilities in the Garden State. Other expensive states for air conditioning include Texas, Florida and Georgia. At the other end of the spectrum, Washington State had the lowest air-cooling costs in the nation, followed by Oregon and Colorado. “If you’re buying your house, make sure you get an estimate of what the expected costs are,” said George Zavaliagkos, Sense’s vice president of technology. Sense’s report was based on energy data from more than 4,000 customers’ h...

Global Aluminum Window Profile Market Report 2019 Companies included Schueco, Xingfa, JMA, Wacang, YKK AP and Others

7ᵗʰ Edition of Aluminum Window Profile market report recently has been published. It features comprehensive market outlook based on historic data from 2013 to 2018 and estimated market trends during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. To access the complete insights of global Aluminum Window Profile market report email us: sales@marketreportscompany.com The Aluminum Window Profile market delivers a wide array of primary and secondary data with respect to regional and global market. In-depth analysis of numerous components has been studied in the report including price and gross margin, capacity, production, revenue, current geographical zones, technology, demand-supply, consumption, import, export. The market study focuses on industry dynamics including driving factors to provide the key elements fueling the current market growth. The report also identifies restraints and opportunities to identify high growth segments involved in Aluminum Window Profile market. In addition to this, the study provides Porters five forces analysis, PESTEL analysis and industry chain analysis of the Aluminum Window Profile market to gain the impact of various factors such as bargaining power of ...

‘The Sinking City’ Uses Lovecraft’s Racism as Raw Material for a Messy Game

Oakmont, Massachusetts is a city on the brink of destruction. Storms have ravaged the city on the coast for months. The rain rarely stops and the ocean has risen to consume entire districts. Dead sea creatures fester in the streets and crossing town requires a boat. Adding to tensions is a recent wave of refugees fleeing persecution in a neighboring town. Oakmont’s elders don’t like the newcomers and want them gone, but the storms and rising tides mean no one can escape. Enter into this mess a private detective who’s come to town looking for answers to the strange visions that keep him from getting a good night’s sleep. This is The Sinking City. The Sinking City is an open-world detective game from developer Frogwares. Charles Reed is the game’s protagonist, a WWI veteran and Navy diver who survived the Great War only to come home plagued by strange visions. It asks you to solve mysteries in a world based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft, then forces you to make judgement calls based on your investigation. There’s no justice system at work, the police aren’t coming to help you, and the truth often doesn’t matter. There’s no good or evil in The Sinking City, only competing interes...

IPP REVIEW–The Rising Specter of a Security Dilemma in Asia

Aaron Friedberg, the former deputy assistant for national security affairs of the US Vice President, wrote an article cited more than 800 times in International Security in 1993, in which he predicted that Asia was ripe for rivalry. His argued that military conflicts in Asia were unavoidable after the Cold War because, unlike European countries, Asian countries lack or have shaky pillars supporting peace — democracy, international institutions, and economic independence in the era of multipolarity. However, he might have cast this pessimistic prediction too early and for the wrong reasons. Asia is ripe for rivalry after Donald J. Trump became US President-elect in November 2016, and the root of the ensuing conflict is the uncertainty of US commitment toward its Asian allies. Many have claimed uncertainty is what Asia will face in the era of Trump but less have clearly answered why uncertainty is dangerous for Asia and how. The simple answer to these two questions is “a security dilemma.” A security dilemma is essentially a situation in which two countries are competing militarily with each other because both are stimulated by each other’s defensive preparations. Country A is not...

Live Video Coverage of The Best Prime Day Deals of 2018

Amazon Prime Day 2018, one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, is upon us. With the thousands of products available, it’s really hard to click through to find not only the best deals, but the best deals on products you actually want. Don’t worry. The Digital Trends editorial staff is here to help. Our 4-hour-long broadcast, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT on July 17, will feature deals from all major tech categories, hands-on product demos, and live Q&A sessions with our senior editors. Among other things, they’ll detail why one discount may be greater but a competing product may actually net you better bang for your Prime Day buck. For all the best deals laid out by product category, head over to our Prime Day Deals page, and get your shop on. Or if you’re truly the DIY shopper and want to go at Prime Day alone, you can just pop on over to Amazon and start adding to your cart. Throughout the livestream, all of the products discussed on the show will be available through direct links in the video above. These will take you directly to Amazon for purchase. 9 a.m.: Best smart home and kitchenware deals 9:30 a.m.: Best video game deals 10:00 a.m.: Best cool tech deals 10...

Global Industrial Lighting Market Outlook to 2024: A $5.18 Billion Opportunity with Focus on LED, High-intensity Discharge (HID), and Fluorescent Lighting

Dublin, June 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “The Industrial Lighting Market: Worldwide Growth, Trends and Forecasts Through 2019-2024″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.The Industrial Lighting Market was valued at USD 4,025.6 million in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 5,179.2 million by 2024, recording a CAGR of 4.5%, during the forecast period of 2019-2024.With smart manufacturing gaining prominence across regions and the increasing demand for LEDs from industrial setups, smart lightning is expected to become a component of industrial automation over the forecast period.Key Highlights Competitive LandscapeThe industrial lighting market is highly fragmented. Overall, the competitive rivalry among existing competitors is high. Moving forward, the new innovation strategy of large and small enterprise companies are expected to drive market growth. Some of the key players in the market are General Electric Company and Emerson Electric Co.Some of the key developments in the area are: Key Topics Covered 1 INTRODUCTION1.1 Study Deliverables1.2 Study Assumptions1.3 Scope of the Study2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY2.1 Analysis Methodology2.2 Res...

This drawstring backpack can hold up to a 15″ laptop

Because the Kerorek Black Canvas Bag Drawstring Backpack has a minimalist design with plenty of space, it’s an ideal everyday bag. This canvas bag is matte black and coated with polyurethane, so it can withstand some lightly wet weather. If you live in a drizzly climate, this canvas backpack will keep your essentials protected. Plus, this drawstring bag has all the padding you’ll need. The interior padded pocket keeps your laptop safe—and the bag can hold 13″ or 15″ laptops. Additionally, the adjustable padded backpack straps make it comfortable to wear for longer treks around town. Perhaps the most unique aspect of this bag is its interior liner print. The liner has an Asian horned frog pattern to represent the Kerorek brand’s spirit animal. Women Bags, Women Backapcks, School Bags, Tote Bags, Shoulder Bags – Boffo,https://www.boffoleather.com/

Blockchain For Startups: The Secret to High Efficiency?

Blockchain – the concept/technology as powerful as the Internet itself has moved from the time when it was deemed to be overhyped to now when it has become an important part of a number of industries, banks, and government. While the technology has made a prominent place in a number of processes on a very high-level and have found associations among a number of big brands like – A general assumption has been formed that the disruptive technology is only practical for big names of the world and has, as a result, made itself very unapproachable for mass usage, unintentionally. Our intent today is to remove the assumption and make Blockchain Startups a technology occurence that can be implemented on mass scales by businesses and industries of all size and across all categories. While, there have already been several use cases of Blockchain in Enterprise setup, it is the startups that need to reform with the power of Blockchain at the back of them. This article is for you to get acquainted with the abilities of Blockchain for startups and how it can be used to not just make your business efficient but also mark it as a brand that is highly innovative. We will help you identify the ...

Houston Recalls Legacy of George Bush, Its Lone Star Yankee and Senior Booster

HOUSTON — Inside the airport that bears his name, George Herbert Walker Bush looks, at a distance, as if he’s wearing a cape. An 8-foot-tall bronze statue at the Houston airport shows Mr. Bush, who died at his home here on Friday, standing tall and chisel-chinned against an invisible wind. Up close, the real image comes into focus. The cape is actually his coat, thrown over his shoulder. A man with superhero status in this city, who survived war and political turmoil, resembles not Superman but Clark Kent. Mr. Bush and Houston — both a little quirky, a little square, a little misunderstood — were a natural fit. The former president was an apolitical Lone Star Yankee, revered for long ago helping to give an international gravitas to a city where he lived off and on since the 1950s and spent his post-White House years. He was born in Milton, Mass., and raised in Greenwich, Conn., but few in Houston ever had the nerve to hold it against him, because just about everybody in Houston came there from somewhere else, too. Mr. Bush was the most senior local booster in the city, known nearly as much for being the former chairman of the Harris County Republican Party (in 1963) and a congre...

LED luminaires advance in light quality and style (MAGAZINE)

In this article, Maury Wright covers some of the latest LED luminaires ranging from designs that integrate into the architecture to products with unprecedented optical and directional control. Lighting designers and specifiers working on architectural lighting projects have an ever-increasing selection of LED- and OLED-based luminaires to choose from, enabling a layered approach to lighting with pleasing ambience and impactful task lighting where needed. The latest solid-state lighting (SSL) products bring even more to indoor projects, however, with LED and OLED sources enabling luminaire designs in all new form factors. Meanwhile, the constant improvement in LED sources means that the latest luminaires deliver outstanding light quality and color rendering, and often even the ability to support tunable white point. In this article, MAURY WRIGHT covers some of the latest SSL products ranging from designs that integrate into the architecture to products with unprecedented optical and directional control. Linear pendants are a mainstay of indoor commercial lighting projects, yet such workhorse products have not necessarily been considered stylish in many cases. But SSL sources are ...

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