- JournalJan 15, 2016
- Regional Overview: Summits Galore, But (Mostly) Business as Usual by Ralph A. Cossa and Brad Glosserman
- US-Japan Relations: Official Cooperation, Domestic Challenges by Sheila Smith and Charles McClean
- US-China Relations: Xi’s First State Visit to the US: Pomp and Progress by Bonnie Glaser and Jacqueline Vitello
- JournalBy Satu LimayeJan 15, 2016
India-East Asia relations during 2015 offered a perspective on the first full year of India “Acting East.” India took important steps to shore up ties with several Asia-Pacific countries while also creating new relationships.
- JournalBy Yu BinJan 15, 2016
In the final months of 2015, China-Russia interaction started with President Putin’s state visit to China and ended with the 20th annual prime ministerial meeting in Beijing.
- JournalBy David Kang and Jiun BangJan 15, 2016
The overarching theme for the end of the year was litigation. The trial of Kato Tatsuya (former Seoul bureau chief for Sankei Shimbun) led to his acquittal for criminal libel. The trial of Park Yu-ha, a professor at Sejong University charged with defamation, began in December.
- JournalBy James J. PrzystupJan 15, 2016
Senior political and diplomatic contacts expanded in late 2015. Prime Minister Abe met Premier Li in October and President Xi briefly in November.
- JournalBy Scott Snyder and See-won ByunJan 15, 2016
The September China-ROK summit in Beijing catalyzed the resumption of trilateral talks with Japan in October and the launch of the China-ROK Free Trade Agreement in December.
- JournalBy Aidan Foster-CarterJan 15, 2016
2016 in Korea began with a bang. Though unlikely to be the hydrogen bomb it claims, North Korea’s fourth nuclear test on Jan. 6 makes certain that inter-Korean ties will not get better any time soon. The last four months of 2015 saw disappointingly little progress on the six-point accord reached in late August to improve relations.
- JournalBy David G. Brown and Kevin ScottJan 15, 2016
General Secretary Xi Jinping and President Ma Ying-jeou held the historic first Cross-Strait Leaders Meeting in Singapore, capping seven years of collaborative work to build stable and constructive cross-strait relations. On Taiwan, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has conducted a well-run campaign, likely leading on Jan.
- JournalBy Robert Sutter and Chin-Hao HuangJan 15, 2016
President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang led Chinese government officials in responding in measured and moderate ways to regional challenges and criticisms as Beijing defended South China Sea claims and advanced its regional influence. Moderation after a period of strong assertiveness replicates similar shifts in 2013 and 2014.
- JournalBy Sheldon SimonJan 15, 2016
US relations with Southeast Asia encompassed all three pillars of its rebalance to Asia: military presence, multilateral diplomacy, and economic engagement.