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ASEAN Questions US
August 19, 2011
ASEAN Questions US
The US is ceding leadership to China and Korea in Southeast Asia. Passing key trade deals could help remedy that.
ASEAN Questions US
A Kim Capture Plan?
August 18, 2011
A Kim Capture Plan?
The annual US-South Korean Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise is reported to have practiced capturing Kim Jong-il.
A Kim Capture Plan?
Why Dokdo Matters to Korea
August 17, 2011
Why Dokdo Matters to Korea
The dispute over Dokdo/Takeshima is about more than geography for South Koreans. It’s about national identity.
Why Dokdo Matters to Korea
Why US Needs Korea Trade Deal
August 17, 2011
Why US Needs Korea Trade Deal
The US Congress needs to pass the Korea free trade agreement just to give American firms a level playing field. If it can’t, US rivals will shape the region.
Why US Needs Korea Trade Deal
Boeing Looks East
August 16, 2011
Boeing Looks East
The Asia-Pacific region will be a key part of Boeing’s strategy moving forward. Can the firm keep its technical edge?
Boeing Looks East
Japan and South Korea’s Rocky Row
August 12, 2011
Japan and South Korea’s Rocky Row
Reports that Japan is considering taking the Dokdo/Takeshima dispute to the ICJ risk further inflaming tensions with South Korea. Neither side seems likely to give in.
Japan and South Korea’s Rocky Row
Why US Needs its Liberal Empire
August 10, 2011
Why US Needs its Liberal Empire
The centre of international gravity is shifting toward East Asia. With China rising, Washington must focus its economic and security policies there, not the Middle East.
Why US Needs its Liberal Empire
South Korea’s Racism Debate
August 08, 2011
South Korea’s Racism Debate
Foreigners are often quick to claim that South Korea has a significant racism problem. But the vocal views of many English teachers overshadow a complex issue.
South Korea’s Racism Debate
Dokdo Row Flares Again
August 02, 2011
Dokdo Row Flares Again
An ongoing territorial row between Japan and South Korea over the Dokdo/Takeshima islets heats up again.
Dokdo Row Flares Again
August 01, 2011
India, South Korea Ink N-Deal
The nuclear deal between South Korea and India reflects Seoul’s determination to ramp up its nuclear industry.
India, South Korea Ink N-Deal
Why South Korea is Eyeing Nukes
July 27, 2011
Why South Korea is Eyeing Nukes
Concern about US security guarantees has prompted debate in South Korea over the possibility of redeploying US tactical nuclear weapons – or building some themselves.
Why South Korea is Eyeing Nukes
July 25, 2011
North Korea’s Underground Railway
The sleepy Thai district of Chiang Saen has become a key transit hub for North Korean refugees. But it’s leaving Bangkok with a political headache.
North Korea’s Underground Railway
July 25, 2011
China's Awkward Neighbour
There are plenty of things that frustrate China about North Korean behaviour. But don’t expect Beijing to cast it aside.
China's Awkward Neighbour
When North Korea Meets ASEAN
July 21, 2011
When North Korea Meets ASEAN
North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Ui-chun is expected to attend the ASEAN Regional Forum this week.
When North Korea Meets ASEAN
Korea's Multicultural Future?
July 20, 2011
Korea's Multicultural Future?
With a growing number of migrant workers, can South Korea adapt to a new national identity not based on ethnicity?
Korea's Multicultural Future?
Welcome to Asia, Secretary Panetta
July 15, 2011
Welcome to Asia, Secretary Panetta
Asia is bound to be a focus for Leon Panetta as US defence secretary. With China’s rise, India and Pakistan squabbling and a belligerent North Korea, there’s plenty to do.
Welcome to Asia, Secretary Panetta
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