- ReportBy Teresita C. SchafferJan 24, 2012
India’s struggle against major health challenges in the past few decades has been a white-knuckle ride, with India illustrating some of the best, as well as the worst, of the health problems of the developing world.
- NewsletterBy Ralph A. Cossa, Brad Glosserman, Michael J. Green, Nicholas Szechenyi, Bonnie S. Glaser, Victor Cha, Ellen Kim, Brittany Billingsley, Sheldon Simon, Robert Sutter, Chin-Hao Huang, David G. Brown, Aidan Foster-Carter, Scott Snyder, See-won Byun, James J. Przystup, David Kang, Jiun Bang, Yu Bin, Satu LimayeJan 13, 2012
It's been an Asia-centric four months. The US proclaimed America's "pivot" toward Asia, while North Korea faced a pivotal moment following the death of Kim Jong Il.
- ReportBy Satu LimayeJan 12, 2012
Over a decade into the “normalization” of US-India relations and nearly 20 years into India’s “Look East” policy, the US-India-East Asia nexus is regularly articulated by the US and India, generally accepted in the region, and shows some signs of gaining traction with the launch of a regular US-India dialogue on East Asia and the first-ever US-India-Japan trilatera
- ReportBy Yu BinJan 12, 2012
The last four months of 2011 were both ordinary and extraordinary for Beijing and Moscow. There was business as usual as top leaders and bureaucrats from the two countries held frequent meetings. The world around them, however, was riddled with crises and conflicts.
- ReportBy David Kang and Jiun BangJan 12, 2012
The close of 2011 was dominated by two leadership changes – the mid-December death of Kim Jong Il and the election of Noda Yoshihiko in September. Kim’s death is a watershed event that could have repercussions around the region. South Korea and Japan reacted cautiously to the news of Kim’s death and the rise of his son, Kim Jong Un.
- ReportBy James J. PrzystupJan 12, 2012
Noda Yoshiko became prime minister of Japan in early September and met President Hu Jintao at the G20 Summit and the APEC meeting. On both occasions, they agreed to take steps to strengthen the mutually beneficial strategic relationship – and again during Noda’s visit to China at the end of December.
- ReportBy Scott Snyder and See-won ByunJan 12, 2012
Beijing underscored maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula following Kim Jong Il’s death. DPRK leadership succession raises questions about the future direction of China’s Korea policy, which was most recently reaffirmed during an October visit to the two Koreas by Vice Premier Li Keqiang, the presumed successor of Premier Wen Jiabao.
- ReportBy Aidan Foster-CarterJan 12, 2012
No reader of Comparative Connections needs telling that Kim Jong Il died of a heart attack on Dec. 17. Kim’s death poses a dilemma. In one sense it changes everything.
- ReportBy David G. BrownJan 12, 2012
The campaign leading to the Taiwan’s Jan. 14 presidential election has dominated cross-strait developments. Opposition candidate Tsai Ing-wen has continued her rejection of the “1992 consensus” and criticized President Ma Ying-jeou for suggesting he might consider negotiating a peace accord with Beijing.
- ReportBy Robert Sutter and Chin-Hao HuangJan 12, 2012
China endeavored to win regional influence and goodwill by emphasizing reassurance and mutually beneficial relations with Southeast Asian counterparts.