- CommentaryBy Gregory B. Poling, Kathleen BissonnetteSep 14, 2012
An ongoing showdown between the branches of Myanmar’s young civilian government took a dramatic turn September 7 when the nine members of the country’s Constitutional Tribunal resigned following a vote to impeach them by the Lower House of the parliament. The motion passed overwhelmingly.
- JournalBy Graeme DobellSep 14, 2012
The Obama administration’s military rebalancing to Asia helped reboot the US alliance with Australia. The announcement that the US Marines were heading for Darwin was the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s visit to Australia in November. After the alliance intimacy achieved by two conservative leaders – George W.
- JournalBy David G. BrownSep 14, 2012
President Ma’s inaugural mentioned no new initiatives, confirming that this would be a year for consolidating relations rather than breakthroughs in cross-strait relations. While Beijing understands Ma’s domestic position, it continues nudging Taiwan to move beyond economic issues.
- JournalBy Robert SutterChin-Hao HuangSep 14, 2012
The primary focus of attention in the relationship over the summer was the dispute over territorial claims in the South China Sea as China set forth implicit choices for Southeast Asian disputants and others with an interest in the region.
- JournalBy Sheldon SimonSep 14, 2012
Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa salvaged ASEAN unity after its failure to issue a formal communiqué at its ministerial meeting due to disagreement over Chinese activities in the South China Sea.
- JournalSep 14, 2012
The only good news over the past four months regarding Korean Peninsula denuclearization is the absence of any new really bad news. North Korea’s widely predicted third nuclear test or follow-on missile launch did not occur. The biggest multilateral surprise came from ASEAN, which concluded its annual ministerial meeting without issuing a chairman’s statement.
- JournalSep 14, 2012
- Regional Overview: US Rebalances as Others Squabble, by Ralph A. Cossa and Brad Glosserman
- US-Japan Relations: Noda Marches on; Both Sides Distracted? by Michael J. Green and Nicholas Szechenyi
- US-China Relations: Creating a New Type of Major Power Relationship, by Bonnie Glaser and Brittany Billingsley
- NewsletterBy Eric SayersAug 30, 2012
Discussions about the US "rebalancing" to the Asia-Pacific region have focused on the rhetoric and resources surrounding the effort.
- ReportBy Sadika HameedAug 22, 2012
This report looks at possible areas of cooperation between Pakistan and India, particularly in Afghanistan. Three observations motivate this research. First, regional security will likely be achieved only if at least some degree of cooperation is attained among the region’s primary state actors.
- NewsletterBy S. Amer LatifAug 16, 2012
As India purchases billions of dollars’ worth of military hardware in the coming years, it is poised to receive billions of dollars in offsets. For India, offsets represent one of the best opportunities to build a world-class defense-industrial capacity that can meet the country’s own defense needs and demonstrate its prowess as a rising world power.