August 08, 2012
Obama's 'Flat-Footed' Pivot
If the U.S. wants to successfully ‘pivot’ to Asia, the Obama Administration needs a more consistent approach.
Obama's 'Flat-Footed' Pivot
S. Korea-Japan: Time for Outside Mediation?
July 30, 2012
S. Korea-Japan: Time for Outside Mediation?
Can Tokyo and Seoul set aside the past? An outside mediator may ease the path forward.
S. Korea-Japan: Time for Outside Mediation?
America and Europe's Pacific Partnership
July 23, 2012
America and Europe's Pacific Partnership
Can efforts by America and Europe to coordinate policy in Asia breathe new life into a time-tested partnership?
America and Europe's Pacific Partnership
July 13, 2012
In Light of the Pivot, Finding Tomorrow's Asia Experts
After a decade’s gaze on the Middle East, America needs people who know Asia, says Eric Sayers.
In Light of the Pivot, Finding Tomorrow's Asia Experts
Iran: Running Out of Options
July 05, 2012
Iran: Running Out of Options
Oil sanctions are hurting Iran’s economy, argues Javad Heydarian. Are old friends jumping ship as well?
Iran: Running Out of Options
Playing Politics in Japan
July 01, 2012
Playing Politics in Japan
Despite an impending economic crisis, Japan’s politicians seem more worried about their own careers.
Playing Politics in Japan
After Rio+20
June 28, 2012
After Rio+20
Rio+20 was dismissed by many as likely to be just a talking shop. Sadly, critics may have been right.
After Rio+20
The Logic of China’s Korea Policy
June 22, 2012
The Logic of China’s Korea Policy
China sees the U.S.-South Korea alliance as a threat. Its policy toward North Korea shouldn’t surprise.
The Logic of China’s Korea Policy
Unfriendly Waters for China
June 15, 2012
Unfriendly Waters for China
China as been keen to bolster its naval strength. But could its advances prove strategically counterproductive?
Unfriendly Waters for China
Asia’s Competing Visions
June 12, 2012
Asia’s Competing Visions
There is no shortage of economic visions for Asia. Is TPP the future? Or FTAAP? Or ASEAN-RCEP?
Asia’s Competing Visions
Can EU Be Relevant for Asia?
June 11, 2012
Can EU Be Relevant for Asia?
The EU is at a crossroads with its Asia-Pacific policy. Should it focus on economics or human rights?
Can EU Be Relevant for Asia?
Manila Takes on the Goliath
June 07, 2012
Manila Takes on the Goliath
The Scarborough Shoal between the Philippines and China is still rumbling on. Can Manila come out on top?
Manila Takes on the Goliath
Why Baghdad Talks Faltered
May 30, 2012
Why Baghdad Talks Faltered
The talks over Iran’s nuclear program were a reminder of how big the gap is between and Tehran and the West.
Why Baghdad Talks Faltered
How U.S. Must Adapt in Asia
May 23, 2012
How U.S. Must Adapt in Asia
If the U.S. wants to be the resident Pacific power then it needs to show greater commitment than it has done.
How U.S. Must Adapt in Asia
Should U.S. Scramble?
May 22, 2012
Should U.S. Scramble?
The idea that the U.S. can stand still as China rises is misplaced. Washington needs to show it can scramble.
Should U.S. Scramble?
May 21, 2012
How Denmark Sees Asia
Asia’s rise is an opportunity, not a threat, says Denmark’s ambassador to the U.S., Peter Taksøe-Jensen.
How Denmark Sees Asia
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