- JournalBy David Kang and Jiun BangSep 15, 2013
South Korea-Japan relations have been frozen for some time and despite the summer heat, no thaw appears likely anytime soon.
- JournalBy Scott Snyder and See-won ByunSep 15, 2013
Relations entered an active phase of leadership exchanges following North Korea’s satellite launch, its nuclear test, and the passage of UN Security Council resolutions condemning these actions.
- JournalBy David G. Brown and Kevin ScottSep 15, 2013
The slow steady improvement of cross-strait relations hit some not unexpected bumps in recent months. Domestic politics in Taiwan, particularly partisan actions by the opposition DPP, have delayed Legislative Yuan action on important cross-strait matters.
- JournalBy Sheldon SmithSep 15, 2013
The Philippines under President Benigno Aquino III has linked its military modernization and overall external defense to the US rebalance. Washington has raised its annual military assistance by two-thirds to $50 million and is providing surplus military equipment.
- JournalBy Bonnie S. Glaser, Jacqueline VitelloSep 15, 2013
With their domestic challenges in mind and a shared need for a stable bilateral relationship, Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping met for a day and a half “no necktie” official working meeting to discuss the panoply of bilateral, regional, and global issues that affect US and Chinese interests.
- JournalSep 15, 2013
It was a rough four months for the US as Washington struggled to convince Asian audiences that the “rebalance” is sustainable given renewed attention to the Middle East, even before the Syrian crises.
- ReportBy James MichelAug 30, 2013
There is a broad and enduring international consensus that good governance and the rule of law are important for the attainment of sustainable development results. But recognizing that good governance is important for development is one thing; carrying out effective international programs to support improved governance is something very different.
- Critical QuestionsBy Carl MeachamAug 22, 2013
Last week, U.S. secretary of state John Kerry visited Colombia to meet with President Juan Manuel Santos and Minister of Foreign Affairs María Ángela Holguín. During his trip, Kerry pledged U.S. support for Colombia’s ongoing peace talks to end 50 years of violence with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a guerrilla terrorist group.
- ReportBy Matt BrydenAug 19, 2013
The Somali Federal Government (SFG), established in August 2012, has been widely welcomed as Somalia’s first “post-transition” government, receiving breathlessly upbeat media coverage and plaudits from the international community. Matt Bryden argues in this report that these buoyant judgments are based on highly selective appraisals of the situation.
- NewsletterAug 7, 2013
Almost three years ago, President Obama delivered an address before a joint session of the Indian Parliament, during which he declared U.S. support for permanent membership of India on a reformed United Nations Security Council. While progress on council reform has not been forthcoming, the recent confirmation of Samantha Power as the next U.S.