The Tide of History Breaks in August
A combustible mix of history, current events, and leadership transitions all combine to stoke regional tensions.
Obama's 'Flat-Footed' Pivot
If the U.S. wants to successfully ‘pivot’ to Asia, the Obama Administration needs a more consistent approach.
S. Korea-Japan: Time for Outside Mediation?
Can Tokyo and Seoul set aside the past? An outside mediator may ease the path forward.
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?
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.
Iran: Running Out of Options
Oil sanctions are hurting Iran’s economy, argues Javad Heydarian. Are old friends jumping ship as well?
Playing Politics in Japan
Despite an impending economic crisis, Japan’s politicians seem more worried about their own careers.
Rio+20 was dismissed by many as likely to be just a talking shop. Sadly, critics may have been right.
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.
Unfriendly Waters for China
China as been keen to bolster its naval strength. But could its advances prove strategically counterproductive?
Asia’s Competing Visions
There is no shortage of economic visions for Asia. Is TPP the future? Or FTAAP? Or ASEAN-RCEP?
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?