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China Moves to Isolate Philippines, Japan
August 30, 2013
China Moves to Isolate Philippines, Japan
Manila and Tokyo’s charm offensives toward China fail, as Beijing returns to its natural, shrewd diplomacy.
China Moves to Isolate Philippines, Japan
Forget Smartphones: N. Korea has a Designer Clothes Industry
August 29, 2013
Forget Smartphones: N. Korea has a Designer Clothes Industry
Plus, Kim il-Sung’s grandson will attend the same university as the French president. DPRK links.
Forget Smartphones: N. Korea has a Designer Clothes Industry
Obama’s Most Dangerous WMD Precedent in Syria
August 27, 2013
Obama’s Most Dangerous WMD Precedent in Syria
Obama set a dangerous precedent when he called for an investigation into who ordered the chemical weapon attacks in Syria.
Obama’s Most Dangerous WMD Precedent in Syria
John McCain, China Trade Barbs Over Senkaku Islands
August 26, 2013
John McCain, China Trade Barbs Over Senkaku Islands
China slammed the senior U.S. lawmaker for calling the East China Sea islands “Japanese territory.”
John McCain, China Trade Barbs Over Senkaku Islands
Iran’s Navy May Deploy to Atlantic Ocean, Establish Antarctica Base
August 23, 2013
Iran’s Navy May Deploy to Atlantic Ocean, Establish Antarctica Base
Plus, Indonesia is hosting a naval exercise, and everyone’s attending. Friday defense links.
Iran’s Navy May Deploy to Atlantic Ocean, Establish Antarctica Base
With New Nuke Team, Iran Raises Status of P5+1 Talks
August 23, 2013
With New Nuke Team, Iran Raises Status of P5+1 Talks
Iran is likely to task its new foreign minister with leading nuclear negotiations. Will the U.S. send John Kerry?
With New Nuke Team, Iran Raises Status of P5+1 Talks
How the West Should Respond to Rouhani’s Inauguration
August 16, 2013
How the West Should Respond to Rouhani’s Inauguration
The P5+1 should view the change of power as an opportunity, and put more on the table.
How the West Should Respond to Rouhani’s Inauguration
In Egypt Crisis, Russia Sees Opportunity
August 16, 2013
In Egypt Crisis, Russia Sees Opportunity
Putin reportedly offered Egypt’s military all of Russia’s military facilities, and proposed joint exercises.
In Egypt Crisis, Russia Sees Opportunity
Letter to Obama’s Successor: Governing An America That’s Number 2
August 16, 2013
Letter to Obama’s Successor: Governing An America That’s Number 2
The next president will likely preside over China becoming the world’s largest economy. Here’s what to do.
Letter to Obama’s Successor: Governing An America That’s Number 2
Yasukuni Shrine Visits Invoke Ire – Again
August 15, 2013
Yasukuni Shrine Visits Invoke Ire – Again
Japanese officials honor the anniversary of Japan’s surrender in WWII at Yasukuni Shrine today.
Yasukuni Shrine Visits Invoke Ire – Again
India-China Rivalry Threatens US Sanctions On Iran
August 15, 2013
India-China Rivalry Threatens US Sanctions On Iran
With Delhi and Beijing vying for influence in Iran, will they continue to oblige Western sanctions?
India-China Rivalry Threatens US Sanctions On Iran
What’s North Korea Up to in Africa?
August 15, 2013
What’s North Korea Up to in Africa?
Plus, China and Russia will hold strategic bilateral talks. Tuesday diplomacy links.
What’s North Korea Up to in Africa?
Why Russia is Worried About the “Zero Option” in Afghanistan
August 13, 2013
Why Russia is Worried About the “Zero Option” in Afghanistan
As the withdrawal approaches, Moscow’s own experience tells it to fear the potential for regional chaos.
Why Russia is Worried About the “Zero Option” in Afghanistan
Oliver Stone Denounces US Military Presence in Asia
August 13, 2013
Oliver Stone Denounces US Military Presence in Asia
While touring Asia this month Stone has called for an end to the US military’s presence in the region.
Oliver Stone Denounces US Military Presence in Asia
North Korea’s Next Provocation: When and Why?
August 10, 2013
North Korea’s Next Provocation: When and Why?
The current charm approach notwithstanding, there are reasons to expect a return to aggression.
North Korea’s Next Provocation: When and Why?
Why Asia Should Welcome a US-China Cold War
August 08, 2013
Why Asia Should Welcome a US-China Cold War
“Smaller Asian countries would be the primary benefactors of a more acute U.S.-China strategic rivalry.”
Why Asia Should Welcome a US-China Cold War
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