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Vietnam Frees Some Dissidents Amid TPP Trade Talks
April 16, 2014
Vietnam Frees Some Dissidents Amid TPP Trade Talks
With an eye on a TPP trade deal, Vietnam releases some high profile writers and activists.
Vietnam Frees Some Dissidents Amid TPP Trade Talks
China and Japan Seek Detente?
April 16, 2014
China and Japan Seek Detente?
All signs suggest that China and Japan are quietly trying to improve ties.
China and Japan Seek Detente?
Why the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon
April 16, 2014
Why the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon
The dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands is going to remain a major issue in China-Japan relations for a while.
Why the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon
How Technology Revolutionized Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement
April 15, 2014
How Technology Revolutionized Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement
Facebook and Google, the favored tools of dissidents, are now shaping Taiwan’s relationship with China.
How Technology Revolutionized Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement
Sorry, the Protests Have Undermined Taiwan’s Reputation
April 15, 2014
Sorry, the Protests Have Undermined Taiwan’s Reputation
The protests have had both economic and political implications for the island, argues Charles I-hsin Chen.
Sorry, the Protests Have Undermined Taiwan’s Reputation
US Drives Down Global Defense Spending
April 15, 2014
US Drives Down Global Defense Spending
The countries with the 15 largest military budgets in 2013 accounted for a whopping 79 percent of global defense spending.
US Drives Down Global Defense Spending
Is China Ready to Repair Ties With Japan?
April 15, 2014
Is China Ready to Repair Ties With Japan?
A decline in Chinese naval patrols coupled with less heated rhetoric may signal China is ready to work with Japan.
Is China Ready to Repair Ties With Japan?
The Relevance of the South Korea-US Alliance
April 14, 2014
The Relevance of the South Korea-US Alliance
Given South Korea’s economic transformation, how important is the presence of U.S. troops today?
The Relevance of the South Korea-US Alliance
Shinzo Abe’s Biggest Enemy: the LDP
April 14, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s Biggest Enemy: the LDP
Internal party discord shows the narrative of Japan’s rightward shift under Abe is not as simple as it might appear.
Shinzo Abe’s Biggest Enemy: the LDP
Obama’s Approval Rating Rises in Asia
April 12, 2014
Obama’s Approval Rating Rises in Asia
Obama’s approval ratings in Asia rose 8 percent last year, even as they declined among those most concerned about China.
Obama’s Approval Rating Rises in Asia
Philippines, United States Agree on New Security Accord
April 12, 2014
Philippines, United States Agree on New Security Accord
The agreement will be signed by President Obama when he visits the Philippines later this month.
Philippines, United States Agree on New Security Accord
US-ASEAN Defense Ministers Meet in Hawaii
April 11, 2014
US-ASEAN Defense Ministers Meet in Hawaii
The meeting marks the first time ASEAN ministers have met in the United States.
US-ASEAN Defense Ministers Meet in Hawaii
Can China Become a High-Income Economy?
April 11, 2014
Can China Become a High-Income Economy?
The IMF thinks so, but some challenging reforms will be needed if China is to avoid the middle-income trap.
Can China Become a High-Income Economy?
Dangerous Neighborhoods: U.S.-Japan Naval Cooperation
April 11, 2014
Dangerous Neighborhoods: U.S.-Japan Naval Cooperation
References to U.S. retrenchment are a wake-up call for increased strategic engagement.
Dangerous Neighborhoods: U.S.-Japan Naval Cooperation
Sunflowers End Occupation of Taiwan’s Legislature
April 11, 2014
Sunflowers End Occupation of Taiwan’s Legislature
J. Michael Cole reports from Taipei for The Diplomat.
Sunflowers End Occupation of Taiwan’s Legislature
Japan Opposition Party Leader Backs 'Limited' Collective Defense Proposal
April 11, 2014
Japan Opposition Party Leader Backs 'Limited' Collective Defense Proposal
The DPJ's Former Vice Defense Minister Akihisa Nagashima supports the LDP's collective defense proposal.
Japan Opposition Party Leader Backs 'Limited' Collective Defense Proposal
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