August 30, 2012
The Tide of History Breaks in August
A combustible mix of history, current events, and leadership transitions all combine to stoke regional tensions.
August 08, 2012
Obama's 'Flat-Footed' Pivot
If the U.S. wants to successfully ‘pivot’ to Asia, the Obama Administration needs a more consistent approach.
July 30, 2012
S. Korea-Japan: Time for Outside Mediation?
Can Tokyo and Seoul set aside the past? An outside mediator may ease the path forward.
July 23, 2012
America and Europe's Pacific Partnership
Can efforts by America and Europe to coordinate policy in Asia breathe new life into a time-tested partnership?
July 13, 2012
In Light of the Pivot, Finding Tomorrow's Asia Experts
After a decade’s gaze on the Middle East, America needs people who know Asia, says Eric Sayers.
July 05, 2012
Iran: Running Out of Options
Oil sanctions are hurting Iran’s economy, argues Javad Heydarian. Are old friends jumping ship as well?
July 01, 2012
Playing Politics in Japan
Despite an impending economic crisis, Japan’s politicians seem more worried about their own careers.
June 28, 2012
Rio+20 was dismissed by many as likely to be just a talking shop. Sadly, critics may have been right.
June 22, 2012
The Logic of China’s Korea Policy
China sees the U.S.-South Korea alliance as a threat. Its policy toward North Korea shouldn’t surprise.
June 15, 2012
Unfriendly Waters for China
China as been keen to bolster its naval strength. But could its advances prove strategically counterproductive?
June 12, 2012
Asia’s Competing Visions
There is no shortage of economic visions for Asia. Is TPP the future? Or FTAAP? Or ASEAN-RCEP?
June 11, 2012
Can EU Be Relevant for Asia?
The EU is at a crossroads with its Asia-Pacific policy. Should it focus on economics or human rights?