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Asia’s Iran Oil Imports Increase 25%
August 01, 2014
Asia’s Iran Oil Imports Increase 25%
During the first half of 2014, Asia imported 25 percent more oil from Iran than in the first half of 2013.
Asia’s Iran Oil Imports Increase 25%
Japan, France to Enhance Defense Cooperation
August 01, 2014
Japan, France to Enhance Defense Cooperation
Plus, Benigno Aquino dispels coup rumors, Afghanistan and the Marshall Plan, and Central Asia's fate. Defense links.
Japan, France to Enhance Defense Cooperation
China’s Ivy League Love Affair
July 31, 2014
China’s Ivy League Love Affair
Without investing in its own higher education, China will fail to slow its“brain drain” to Western universities.
China’s Ivy League Love Affair
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
Asia’s Leaders and Economic Soft Power
July 31, 2014
Asia’s Leaders and Economic Soft Power
‘There is merit in exploring the potential of a collective soft power identity for Asia.’
Asia’s Leaders and Economic Soft Power
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
South Korea’s Ruling Party Scores Big At Polls
July 31, 2014
South Korea’s Ruling Party Scores Big At Polls
The ruling Saenuri party took 11 seats in the by-election, giving it a strong majority in the legislature.
South Korea’s Ruling Party Scores Big At Polls
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
Is a ‘Lost Decade’ Possible for South Korea?
July 29, 2014
Is a ‘Lost Decade’ Possible for South Korea?
The government acknowledges that difficult reforms are necessary to avoid a Japan-sized economic slump.
Is a ‘Lost Decade’ Possible for South Korea?
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
South Korean Military Tackles Mental Health
July 26, 2014
South Korean Military Tackles Mental Health
Following a shooting incident last month, South Korea is seeking to enhance the mental health provided to soldiers.
South Korean Military Tackles Mental Health
Australia Out of Step With Asia on Israel-Palestine
July 25, 2014
Australia Out of Step With Asia on Israel-Palestine
Canberra’s strong and vocal support for Israel has it at odds with many of its neighbors.
Australia Out of Step With Asia on Israel-Palestine
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
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