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Securing Canada’s Place in Asia
September 17, 2012
Securing Canada’s Place in Asia
A new report urges the Harper government to transform Canada’s economic engagement into a comprehensive approach.
Securing Canada’s Place in Asia
Japan Goes Green?
September 14, 2012
Japan Goes Green?
Tokyo’s new plan to focus on alternative energy will have global political and economic consequences.
Japan Goes Green?
Chinese Officials Risk Public Confidence in Xi Jinping Mystery
September 13, 2012
Chinese Officials Risk Public Confidence in Xi Jinping Mystery
The demand for more information on Xi’s disappearance is a small step towards more open government.
Chinese Officials Risk Public Confidence in Xi Jinping Mystery
Where in the World is Xi Jinping?
September 11, 2012
Where in the World is Xi Jinping?
With China’s President-in-waiting cancelling meetings with foreign dignitaries, speculation has run wild.
Where in the World is Xi Jinping?
September 05, 2012
"Established Power" vs. "Rising Power"
While in China, U.S. Secretary of State Clinton dares to ask what may be the 21st century’s toughest question.
"Established Power" vs. "Rising Power"
South Korea's Irresponsible Diplomacy With Japan
September 04, 2012
South Korea's Irresponsible Diplomacy With Japan
President Lee’s island visit was uncalled for given Japan’s repeated apologies over its past.
South Korea's Irresponsible Diplomacy With Japan
Book Review- The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future
September 03, 2012
Book Review- The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future
Despite some limitations, Victor Cha provides the most comprehensive and current book on this paradoxical state.
Book Review- The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future
Vehicle Carrying Japan's Ambassador to China Attacked in Beijing
August 27, 2012
Vehicle Carrying Japan's Ambassador to China Attacked in Beijing
The attack takes place in the backdrop of growing tensions over islands in the East China Sea.
Vehicle Carrying Japan's Ambassador to China Attacked in Beijing
Another Blow to Afghan Stability
August 23, 2012
Another Blow to Afghan Stability
Indigenous security forces suffered another setback this month when Parliament ousted two key ministers.
Another Blow to Afghan Stability
How Japan Sees its Military
August 17, 2012
How Japan Sees its Military
Those worried about Tokyo’s military don’t appreciate how the Japanese view their ‘defense’ forces.
How Japan Sees its Military
Keep BRICS and IBSA Separate
August 13, 2012
Keep BRICS and IBSA Separate
Some may want to merge IBSA and BRICS. India, Brazil, and South Africa should resist.
Keep BRICS and IBSA Separate
Japan's Demographic Nightmare
August 09, 2012
Japan's Demographic Nightmare
If trends continue, Japan’s population will be cut in half by the end of the century.
Japan's Demographic Nightmare
The Coming Conflict With China Redux
August 07, 2012
The Coming Conflict With China Redux
While many argue conflict between the U.S. and China is inevitable, old arguments maybe wearing thin.
The Coming Conflict With China Redux
Book Review: The Perils of Proximity - China/Japan Security Relations
August 03, 2012
Book Review: The Perils of Proximity - China/Japan Security Relations
Richard Bush maps out Tokyo and Beijing’s security dilemma. Paul Giarra gives us his take.
Book Review: The Perils of Proximity - China/Japan Security Relations
Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth – Fact or Fiction?
July 31, 2012
Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth – Fact or Fiction?
Afghanistan’s mineral deposits hold promise, but bringing such wealth to market will be a challenge.
Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth – Fact or Fiction?
Canada’s Asia 'Pivot'?
July 27, 2012
Canada’s Asia 'Pivot'?
Through free trade and energy Canada is establishing a long-term Asia strategy.
Canada’s Asia 'Pivot'?
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