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What to Make of the New US Defense Secretary's 'Apology Tour'
January 27, 2017
What to Make of the New US Defense Secretary's 'Apology Tour'
In Asia next week, it's up to Mattis to salvage key relationships bruised by President Trump's campaign rhetoric.
What to Make of the New US Defense Secretary's 'Apology Tour'
In Kyrgyzstan, No Freedom for Askarov
January 24, 2017
In Kyrgyzstan, No Freedom for Askarov
A Bishkek court upheld the human rights defender's life sentence.
In Kyrgyzstan, No Freedom for Askarov
Trump Killed TPP. What's Next For Trade in Asia?
January 24, 2017
Trump Killed TPP. What's Next For Trade in Asia?
Free trade in Asia is far from dead. The question now is whether the U.S. will reap any of the benefits.
Trump Killed TPP. What's Next For Trade in Asia?
A Lesson for the West From Central Asia
January 14, 2017
A Lesson for the West From Central Asia
Discontent will never disappear, but dissent may become dangerous.
A Lesson for the West From Central Asia
Hybrid Warfare in the South China Sea: The United States’ ‘Little Grey (Un)Men'
December 31, 2016
Hybrid Warfare in the South China Sea: The United States’ ‘Little Grey (Un)Men'
Unmanned systems are ideal for hybrid/political warfare, and UUVs are the newest sharks in the water.
Hybrid Warfare in the South China Sea: The United States’ ‘Little Grey (Un)Men'
Rex Americana: ExxonMobil CEO Tapped for Secretary of State
December 14, 2016
Rex Americana: ExxonMobil CEO Tapped for Secretary of State
Rex Tillerson comes burdened with conflicts of interests and close Russian ties.
Rex Americana: ExxonMobil CEO Tapped for Secretary of State
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to Make Historic Visit to Pearl Harbor
December 06, 2016
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to Make Historic Visit to Pearl Harbor
In the twilight of Obama's presidency, Abe will be the first sitting Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to Make Historic Visit to Pearl Harbor
Beyond Trump and Putin: The American Alt-Right's Love of the Kremlin’s Policies
October 13, 2016
Beyond Trump and Putin: The American Alt-Right's Love of the Kremlin’s Policies
The Kremlin has various links with leading far-right figures undergirding Trump’s candidacy.
Beyond Trump and Putin: The American Alt-Right's Love of the Kremlin’s Policies
Is America Really China’s Greatest National Security Threat?
October 11, 2016
Is America Really China’s Greatest National Security Threat?
A recent Pew survey sheds light on China’s relationship with the outside world, in particular the United States
Is America Really China’s Greatest National Security Threat?
What Duterte Demonstrates About US Security Commitments Abroad
October 11, 2016
What Duterte Demonstrates About US Security Commitments Abroad
There is little reason why the U.S. government should accept cynical free-riding behavior on the part of so-called allies.
What Duterte Demonstrates About US Security Commitments Abroad
Obama and Indonesia: Strong Progress But an Uncertain Future
October 09, 2016
Obama and Indonesia: Strong Progress But an Uncertain Future
The U.S. has done its part to deepen relations; the ball is now in Indonesia's court.
Obama and Indonesia: Strong Progress But an Uncertain Future
Nuke or No Nuke? Japan’s Long Dilemma
October 07, 2016
Nuke or No Nuke? Japan’s Long Dilemma
The discreet temptation for a national nuclear deterrent has persisted for decades.
Nuke or No Nuke? Japan’s Long Dilemma
O'Reilly Factor Goes to Chinatown, Stereotypes and Racist Remarks Ensue
October 06, 2016
O'Reilly Factor Goes to Chinatown, Stereotypes and Racist Remarks Ensue
A segment ostensibly on what Chinese-Americans think of the election quickly turns into a racist caricature.
O'Reilly Factor Goes to Chinatown, Stereotypes and Racist Remarks Ensue
Tule Lake: Memories of Japanese Internment
September 16, 2016
Tule Lake: Memories of Japanese Internment
As discussion of internment rises in America, the most fortified city in the Americas during WWII risks being forgotten.
Tule Lake: Memories of Japanese Internment
American Cowboys in Kyrgyzstan
September 07, 2016
American Cowboys in Kyrgyzstan
“Let’s go play a game we’ve never played, in a language we don’t understand, where you could possibly die."
American Cowboys in Kyrgyzstan
Little Progress on THAAD as Park, Xi Meet on G20 Sidelines
September 05, 2016
Little Progress on THAAD as Park, Xi Meet on G20 Sidelines
Xi and Park reiterated their views on THAAD, but didn't appear to forge a path toward understanding.
Little Progress on THAAD as Park, Xi Meet on G20 Sidelines
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