- NewsletterBy Sukjoon YoonMay 28, 2015
North Korea's claimed development of Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBMs) shows that Pyongyang has decided to meet the resolve of Seoul and Washington by doubling down.
- Southeast Asia from Scott Circle: Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement: Manila’s Most Credible Deterrent to ChinaNewsletterMay 28, 2015
The Philippines’ most credible deterrent to China’s stepped-up unilateral actions in the South China Sea is under the pen of Maria Lourdes Sereno, the chief justice of the Philippine Supreme Court.
- NewsletterMay 28, 2015
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany will welcome her peers from the world’s largest advanced democracies to the Bavarian luxury hotel of Schloss Elmau on June 7 for the annual G7 summit. The event is likely to prompt some useful debate and modest announcements on a lengthy agenda of political and economic challenges.
- NewsletterMay 27, 2015
The United States needs a new policy toward North Korea. The Obama administration is in no position to develop or implement it. It is time then for the next round of the Perry Process, a high-level review of Washington’s North Korea policy and the articulation of a new strategy to replace it.
- NewsletterMay 20, 2015
- NewsletterMay 15, 2015
Regional Overview: A Frustating Start to 2015 for the US
by Ralph A. Cossa and Brad GlossermanJournalBy Robert SutterChin-Hao HuangMay 15, 2015
Beijing’s recent economic initiatives with neighboring countries focus on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Chinese Silk Road Fund.JournalBy Bonnie S. Glaser, Jacqueline VitelloMay 15, 2015
2015 opened with high-level exchanges in preparation for the Strategic and Economic Dialogue, scheduled for early summer, and Xi Jinping’s state visit in September. The South China Sea remained a source of friction as evidence mounted that China is building military outposts on reefs in the Spratly Islands.JournalMay 15, 2015JournalBy Catharin DalpinoMay 15, 2015
In the early months of 2015 Tokyo has stepped up its engagement with Southeast Asia. Increasingly concerned with tensions in the South China Sea and the potential for their spillover, Japan has worked with Vietnam and the Philippines to strengthen coast guard and naval capacity.