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The Specter of North Korean ICBMs
July 31, 2014
The Specter of North Korean ICBMs
With sanctions unable to stop Pyongyang’s weapons program, the U.S. needs a new policy.
The Specter of North Korean ICBMs
Why Asia Won’t Sanction Russia for MH17
July 31, 2014
Why Asia Won’t Sanction Russia for MH17
The U.S. is trying to pressure Asia into imposing sanctions on Russia. This effort is almost certainly futile.
Why Asia Won’t Sanction Russia for MH17
Red Team Analysis: What a Russian Pivot East Might Mean For Japan
July 30, 2014
Red Team Analysis: What a Russian Pivot East Might Mean For Japan
An increased Russian presence in East Asia would likely heighten tensions with Japan.
Red Team Analysis: What a Russian Pivot East Might Mean For Japan
North Korea Resumes Rare Earth Exports to China
July 30, 2014
North Korea Resumes Rare Earth Exports to China
A new report says that North Korea shipped $1.8 million of rare earths to China in May and June of this year.
North Korea Resumes Rare Earth Exports to China
Aegis, Missile Defense and the US Pivot
July 30, 2014
Aegis, Missile Defense and the US Pivot
The U.S. Navy’s Aegis Weapon System is the lynchpin for regional missile defense in Asia.
Aegis, Missile Defense and the US Pivot
North Korea's Middle East Pivot
July 29, 2014
North Korea's Middle East Pivot
North Korea has a long history of funneling weapons to Palestinian and other Middle Eastern militant groups.
North Korea's Middle East Pivot
Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent
July 29, 2014
Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent
Following a slowdown in Abenomics' success and the collective self-defense resolution, Abe's approval falls.
Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent
Why US Allies Shouldn’t Free Ride
July 26, 2014
Why US Allies Shouldn’t Free Ride
Apathy kills in alliance politics. U.S. allies should begin defending themselves if they want America to defend them.
Why US Allies Shouldn’t Free Ride
South Korea’s Free Trade Dilemma
July 25, 2014
South Korea’s Free Trade Dilemma
The agricultural sector demonstrates the challenges Seoul’s trade liberalization agenda faces.
South Korea’s Free Trade Dilemma
China, South Korea Establish Military Hotline
July 25, 2014
China, South Korea Establish Military Hotline
High-level defense officials met in Beijing to establish a hotline and discuss Japan's collective self-defense.
China, South Korea Establish Military Hotline
Japan’s Human Rights Record Comes Under Scrutiny
July 25, 2014
Japan’s Human Rights Record Comes Under Scrutiny
Three international reports highlight concerns about Japan’s past and social equality.
Japan’s Human Rights Record Comes Under Scrutiny
Information: The Bane of the North Korean Regime
July 25, 2014
Information: The Bane of the North Korean Regime
It is time to turn up the volume on North Korea’s quiet revolution.
Information: The Bane of the North Korean Regime
Declining Utility: The Strategic & Economic Dialogue
July 24, 2014
Declining Utility: The Strategic & Economic Dialogue
China and the US need to rethink the format of the S&ED before it loses all value.
Declining Utility: The Strategic & Economic Dialogue
Australia’s Foreign Language Deficit
July 24, 2014
Australia’s Foreign Language Deficit
With the country increasingly engaged with Asia, can it generate more interest in Asian language study?
Australia’s Foreign Language Deficit
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
July 23, 2014
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
The farm sector’s influence is on the wane in Japan, although you wouldn’t know it from the TPP talks.
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
The Japan-Mongolia FTA Is About Cars, Minerals and Abductees
July 23, 2014
The Japan-Mongolia FTA Is About Cars, Minerals and Abductees
Comparative advantages and Mongolian diplomatic ties with the DPRK are key factors.
The Japan-Mongolia FTA Is About Cars, Minerals and Abductees
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