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East Asia Forum – Obama and Asia

East Asia Forum – http://www.eastasiaforum.org – Obama and Asia Posted By Peter Drysdale On 12 November 2012 In China,International Relations,United States | No Comments Author: Peter Drysdale, Editor, East Asia Forum An Obama second term has been welcomed throughout Asia, including in China, although the hard-heads judged that Romney would have provided a steady hand […]

Primary Industries Minister to visit Russia, US

By David Carter Primary Industries Minister David Carter will represent New Zealand at the APEC Food Security Ministerial meeting in Russia next week and travel to the US for a round of high level agriculture meetings. The APEC meeting in Kazan will focus on a range of issues concerning agricultural productivity, including longer-term investment in […]

Valery Kistanov – Japan and the United States: “The Asahi Shimbun” reveals shadow of the bilateral relations with the help of WikiLeaks

After the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) raised to power in August 2009 Japan’s relations with its main military and political ally – the United States were seriously complicated by a number of foreign innovations embodied the Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. About the hidden circumstances of bilateral diplomacy of Tokyo and Washington were published the […]

Central Asia: Great Games or Graveyard?

Written by Michael Kofman, Senior Contributor   On February 22nd, in what the Financial Times characterized as “Central Asia’s gradual shift from Moscow and towards Beijing,” China drastically expanded its investment in Kazakhstan. Not only in oil, but in a broad range of areas including water, uranium, and transit infrastructure worth billions of dollars. The […]

U.S.-DPRK Food/Nuclear Announcement

By Victor Cha, Ellen Kim, Marie DuMond   On February 23–24, the U.S. delegation headed by Ambassador Glyn T. Davies, special representative for North Korea policy, held a third exploratory round of U.S.-DPRK bilateral talks in Beijing with his North Korean counterpart, Kim Kye Gwan. This is the first meeting between the two countries following […]

The price of negotiating with North Korea

By Victor Cha, Ellen Kim and Marie DuMond, Special to CNN   Editor’s note: Victor Cha is former director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council and author of “The Impossible State: North Korea’s Past and Future” (Ecco, April 2012). Ellen Kim is a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Marie […]

US Actions Make China-Russia Alliance Appealing

(Global Times) As US aircraft carrier groups gather in the Arabian Sea, a showdown between Iran and the West is rumbling on. If a war erupts, this will be another upshot of the US pursuit of absolute national security. Mainstream forces in Washington are trying to sell a ludicrous standpoint to the American people: that […]

David C. Gompert and Michael Kofman – Raising Our Sights: Russian-American Strategic Restraint in an Age of Vulnerability

The United States and Russia have sought to reduce the danger of nuclear war by limiting offensive strategic capabilities through negotiated agreements, relying on mutual deterrence based on reciprocal threats and the corresponding fear of retaliation. Although nuclear arsenals have been pared, this is fundamentally the same way the United States and Soviet Union sought […]