- JournalSep 15, 2014
- Regional Overview: The Rebalance Remains Reality by Ralph A. Cossa and Brad Glosserman
- US-Japan Relations: Pursuing a Path Forward by Michael J. Green and Nicholas Szechenyi
- US-China Relations: Still Treading Water, the Sixth S&ED by Bonnie Glaser and Jacqueline Vitello
- JournalBy Aidan Foster-CarterSep 15, 2014
By one measure, mid-2014 was a period of progress in inter-Korean relations as the tirades and insults hurled from Pyongyang at Seoul and President Park Geun-hye began tapering off in late May.
- JournalSep 15, 2014
The Abe government outlined an economic growth strategy and introduced a package of defense policy reforms aimed at enhancing Japan’s leadership role on security. Bilateral dialogue on security cooperation and military exercises featured prominently, complemented by trilateral coordination with other US allies on the margins of multilateral gatherings in the region.
- JournalBy Graeme DobellSep 15, 2014
On the first anniversary of its election on Sept. 7, the Australian Coalition government’s foreign policy report card showed excellent relations with the US and Japan, a major diplomatic blow-up with Indonesia, and bumps with China.
- JournalBy Yu BinSep 15, 2014
Against the backdrop of escalating violence in Ukraine, Sino-Russian relations were on the fast track over the past four months in three broad areas: strategic coordination, economics, and mil-mil relations.
- JournalBy David Kang and Jiun BangSep 15, 2014
Relations between Japan and the two Koreas were relatively calm. The most significant events centered on domestic issues with Japan’s reconsideration of the Kono Statement being the most notable. In all, relations remained frozen.
- JournalBy James J. PrzystupSep 15, 2014
Japan spent the summer months pressing for a summit. In remarks to the Diet, press conferences, and public speeches Prime Minister Abe made clear his quest for a summit with President Xi during the November APEC meeting in Beijing. A parade of Japanese political figures explored the possibility of a summit during visits to China.
- JournalBy Scott Snyder and See-won ByunSep 15, 2014
Presidents Xi Jinping and Park Geun-hye met in Seoul while North Korea conducted a series of short-range missile and artillery tests. The summit produced a joint statement reaffirming cooperation on Korean denuclearization, but Chinese efforts to form a united front in opposition to Japan on history and collective self-defense issues were rebuffed.
- JournalBy David G. Brown and Kevin ScottSep 15, 2014
In early May, General Secretary Xi Jinping made clear that Beijing would adhere to its peaceful development policy toward Taiwan in the wake of the student-led Sunflower Movement. In June, TAO Minister Zhang Zhijun made a first official visit to Taiwan reaching out to broader segments of Taiwan society and meeting Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu.
- JournalBy Robert Sutter and Chin-Hao HuangSep 15, 2014
China’s deployment of an oil rig along with a protecting fleet in the Paracel Islands shocked the region and particularly Vietnam, the other main claimant to these islands. Large-scale dredging to create Chinese-controlled islands in the disputed Spratly Islands was also observed.