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Mongolia: More Than Just a Courtesy Call
April 04, 2014
Mongolia: More Than Just a Courtesy Call
The significance of US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s visit to Ulan Bator this month should not be overlooked.
Mongolia: More Than Just a Courtesy Call
US Swears Asia Pivot Isn't Dead
April 02, 2014
US Swears Asia Pivot Isn't Dead
Ahead of his fourth trip to the region, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the US remains committed to the rebalance.
US Swears Asia Pivot Isn't Dead
Hagel: Pentagon 'Will Maintain Approach of Restraint' in Cyberspace
March 31, 2014
Hagel: Pentagon 'Will Maintain Approach of Restraint' in Cyberspace
Hagel's remarks supporting the National Security Agency will do little to ease international tensions over cyber-space.
Hagel: Pentagon 'Will Maintain Approach of Restraint' in Cyberspace
Cowpens Incident Shows Limits of Mil-to-Mil Ties
December 20, 2013
Cowpens Incident Shows Limits of Mil-to-Mil Ties
Unprecedented improvements in U.S.-China mil-to-mil ties have not appreciably reduced tensions.
Cowpens Incident Shows Limits of Mil-to-Mil Ties
US-Japan Alliance Sparks Korean Grand Strategy Debate
December 11, 2013
US-Japan Alliance Sparks Korean Grand Strategy Debate
Korea’s issues with Japan are much more deep-seated than U.S. policymakers seem to understand.
US-Japan Alliance Sparks Korean Grand Strategy Debate
Pakistan Wants to Accelerate Iran Natural Gas Pipeline
December 11, 2013
Pakistan Wants to Accelerate Iran Natural Gas Pipeline
Pakistan's foreign ministry announced that Pakistan would double-down on the construction of its pipeline with Iran.
Pakistan Wants to Accelerate Iran Natural Gas Pipeline
Hard Times for Hagel in Kabul and Islamabad
December 10, 2013
Hard Times for Hagel in Kabul and Islamabad
Despite Chuck Hagel's efforts, the United States' fortunes in the AfPak region remain uncertain.
Hard Times for Hagel in Kabul and Islamabad
Militarization of the Arctic Heats Up, Russia Takes the Lead
December 06, 2013
Militarization of the Arctic Heats Up, Russia Takes the Lead
Arctic states have begun rebuilding their military forces and capabilities in order to operate in the region.
Militarization of the Arctic Heats Up, Russia Takes the Lead
Washington Rediscovers Asia
November 30, 2013
Washington Rediscovers Asia
After a period of distraction, the U.S. reaffirms by word and deed its interest in Asia.
Washington Rediscovers Asia
Park Geun-hye: Japan Summit ‘Pointless’ Without Apology
November 05, 2013
Park Geun-hye: Japan Summit ‘Pointless’ Without Apology
Japan-South Korea diplomatic relations remain frosty over “comfort women” issue.
Park Geun-hye: Japan Summit ‘Pointless’ Without Apology
The Courtship of ASEAN
September 23, 2013
The Courtship of ASEAN
ASEAN is enjoying unprecedented attention from the great powers. Clever diplomacy will ensure the benefits continue.
The Courtship of ASEAN
Rebalancing the Maritime Pivot to Asia
September 17, 2013
Rebalancing the Maritime Pivot to Asia
Rumors of the pivot’s death are exaggerated. A flexible strategy could give the U.S. a sustained presence.
Rebalancing the Maritime Pivot to Asia
A New Type of US-China Military Relationship
September 11, 2013
A New Type of US-China Military Relationship
Growing exchanges and a U.S. desire to cooperate suggest a policy of engagement, rather than containment.
A New Type of US-China Military Relationship
Hagel Explains his Southeast Asia Trip … On YouTube
September 06, 2013
Hagel Explains his Southeast Asia Trip … On YouTube
Chuck Hagel takes to YouTube to explain his most recent trip to the region.
Hagel Explains his Southeast Asia Trip … On YouTube
Philippines Needs to Get Serious on U.S. Alliance
August 28, 2013
Philippines Needs to Get Serious on U.S. Alliance
Manila should use the visit of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to make clear where it stands.
Philippines Needs to Get Serious on U.S. Alliance
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
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