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Mongolia’s Chance for a Prosperous Future
April 19, 2014
Mongolia’s Chance for a Prosperous Future
Despite development obstacles, Mongolia could boost its economy through careful regional integration.
Mongolia’s Chance for a Prosperous Future
Japan, Mongolia Exchange Views on Regional Issues
April 19, 2014
Japan, Mongolia Exchange Views on Regional Issues
Japan may be seeking Mongolia's help in approaching North Korea.
Japan, Mongolia Exchange Views on Regional Issues
Russia Accelerates Asia Pivot
April 18, 2014
Russia Accelerates Asia Pivot
Putin has created a special economic zone in the Far East as part of a broader effort to boost ties to Asia.
Russia Accelerates Asia Pivot
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
April 17, 2014
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
This is the first time that the two countries will address the 'comfort women' issue in a diplomatic setting.
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
China, US Discuss North Korea
April 16, 2014
China, US Discuss North Korea
China's special representative on Korean affairs is in the US this weeks for talks with his American counterpart.
China, US Discuss North Korea
Japan: The “Return to Militarism” Argument
April 16, 2014
Japan: The “Return to Militarism” Argument
Could Japan see a return to militarism as some have claimed? Several factors make that highly unlikely.
Japan: The “Return to Militarism” Argument
Russia’s Ukraine Invasion: An Opportunity for America?
April 16, 2014
Russia’s Ukraine Invasion: An Opportunity for America?
If America takes a more global, strategic view, it can make lemonade out of the sour Ukrainian lemon.
Russia’s Ukraine Invasion: An Opportunity for America?
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
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
South Korea, United States Hold Largest Ever Joint Air Drill
April 11, 2014
South Korea, United States Hold Largest Ever Joint Air Drill
Plus, China's new Shenyang J-15 jet makes an appearance, and the U.S. Air Force's A-10 gets ready to retire.
South Korea, United States Hold Largest Ever Joint Air Drill
Iran's UN Ambassador Pick Angers US
April 10, 2014
Iran's UN Ambassador Pick Angers US
Iran's new ambassadorial nominee to the UN was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis between the U.S. and Iran.
Iran's UN Ambassador Pick Angers US
Kim Jong-un Continues to Consolidate Power
April 10, 2014
Kim Jong-un Continues to Consolidate Power
Kim Jong-un was 're-elected' to the top of the National Defense Commission, but he still has work to do.
Kim Jong-un Continues to Consolidate Power
Japan: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
April 09, 2014
Japan: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
The Japanese government seems not to understand how its country is perceived overseas.
Japan: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
Asia Leads World in Religious Diversity
April 09, 2014
Asia Leads World in Religious Diversity
According to a new Pew poll, the Asia-Pacific has the highest level of religious diversity in the world.
Asia Leads World in Religious Diversity
Mongolia: Activist and Ambitious
April 08, 2014
Mongolia: Activist and Ambitious
In the past year, Mongolia has experienced a vast proliferation of diplomatic contact with its region and the world.
Mongolia: Activist and Ambitious
After Japan Visit, Hagel Tries to Improve China Ties
April 08, 2014
After Japan Visit, Hagel Tries to Improve China Ties
Hagel will find it difficult to improve ties with Beijing while also increasing cooperation with Tokyo.
After Japan Visit, Hagel Tries to Improve China Ties
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