- NewsletterApr 24, 2015
Much ink has been spilled on the Obama administration’s bungled response to China’s proposed new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Most commentators have criticized the administration for making much ado about nothing. I disagree: important policy issues were at stake.
- NewsletterApr 24, 2015
The Korea Chair team takes a biweekly look back at events of interest in Washington, Seoul, and the region from April 9 - April 22, 2015.
- PacNet #27 - The 2015 US-Japan Guidelines for Defense Cooperation: toward “A More Balanced and Effective Alliance”NewsletterBy Adam P. LiffApr 23, 2015
While the media has focused on how Prime Minister Abe Shinzo will treat history in his speech to Congress next week, another historic development should occur days before Abe reaches the podium. Monday, US and Japanese officials are expected to approve a major revision of the Guidelines for US-Japan Defense Cooperation – the third in the alliance’s history.
- NewsletterBy Daniel TwiningApr 23, 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping has just concluded an important state summit in Pakistan.
- NewsletterApr 22, 2015
- NewsletterBy Phuong NguyenApr 16, 2015
As President Barack Obama and his team seek to shore up the rebalance to Asia in the president’s final year in office, it makes sense for them to devote more energy to relations with Thailand. Bilateral ties have been strained since the military takeover in Thailand in May 2014.
- NewsletterBy Eric WeinerApr 15, 2015
The United States has sought to maintain its strategic and economic supremacy in the Asia-Pacific, but traditional diplomatic tools and displays of military strength are having less of a deterrent effect on China’s expansion in the region.
- NewsletterBy Abhijit SinghApr 14, 2015
The revised version of the US maritime strategy (A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower – CS-21R), released last month, has been generating excitement in maritime circles. The new document updates concepts and strategies in the original 2007 document (CS-21) to make them more relevant in the current maritime environment.
- ReportApr 14, 2015
- NewsletterBy Sukjoon YoonApr 13, 2015
South Korean Foreign Affairs Minister Yun Byung-se has been defending remarks in a speech to the Korean diplomatic corps that characterized South Korea’s position between China and the United States as a “great blessing” and emphasized the “strategic ambiguity” of his government’s policies.