Search Results for "Asia-Pacific" : 85

by / on December 19, 2011 at 11:43 pm / in Asia, National Security, World

Naval State of Mind

…, but also the rest of the world. Nowhere are anti-access threats more evident than in the case of China and the Asia-Pacific region. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is openly developing a strategy to counter US naval hegemony and the means to carry it out. One of the largest threats facing the US Navy in the Western Pacific is that of sea mines. Although mines have long posed a threat to the operations of US naval forces, the potentia…

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by / on September 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm / in Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion, World

A Balancing Act

…After centuries of humiliation, domination, and colonization by the West, nearly three billion residents in the Pacific region are rising to claim what is rightfully theirs: economic prosperity, diplomatic influence, and national pride.  Yet this newfound power breeds new challenges for the United States policy in Asia. The greatest headaches for US policymakers arise, of course, from the People’s Republic of China’ new aim to radically alter th…

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by / on October 5, 2014 at 3:28 pm / in Asia, Web Columnists, World

Anatomizing Abenomics

…’s participation in negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. The agreement brings in all major Asian countries except China, but is centered on Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members, most prominently Malaysia, Vietnam, and Singapore. The TPP, which is highly controversial and presently stalled , promises to eliminate tariffs and non-tariff barriers, support the creation of jobs, and promote innovation across…

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by / on May 9, 2014 at 8:54 pm / in Uncategorized

Naval-Gazing

by rms procurements are a great barometer for determining a state’s threat perceptions and the “pressure” of its environment. A weapons system provides discrete capabilities and is itself a response or counter to specific threats. In Southeast and East Asia, commentators have focused heavily on a perceived naval arms race. Regional states have started procuring weapon systems with a strong naval focus, with surface ships, submarines,…

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by / on November 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm / in Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion, World

TPP, ASAP

by In spite of the rough economic times, it seems nothing can stop the expansion of American free trade agreements (FTAs) across the globe.  The Obama administration has promised that the recent passage of FTAs with Panama, Colombia, and South Korea will help boost American exports, substantially increase our GDP, and potentially support thousands of jobs. And the buck doesn’t stop there. At the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation…

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by / on March 4, 2014 at 1:24 am / in Kyle Dontoh, Web Columnists

In Ukraine, Two Disparate Futures of Geopolitics

…ent crisis. In cooperation with Japan and South Korea, the United States should carry out major war games in the Pacific, where an Asia-Pacific Treaty Organisation (APTO) should also be publicly proposed. If need be, the United States could even intimate that it supports Japanese claims to the Chushima (Kuril) Islands—a contentious point for Russia. Outside the Pacific, NATO troops should increase their presence in the Baltic states, Norway, and…

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by / on October 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/06 – 10/12

…and Second Terms 4:10pm – 6:00pm International Affairs Building, Room 918 Part of the Human Rights in East Asia and Beyond: Critical Perspectives series, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute’s year-long critical examination of the issue of human rights. Li Weidong is a visiting scholar at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. This talk will be presented in Mandarin Chinese with simultaneous interpretation provided by Andrew Nat…

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by / on March 7, 2011 at 5:09 am / in Opinion, World

Asia’s Middle Child

by Consider this: Indonesia has the fourth largest population in the world. It has the largest population of Muslims, the second highest measure of biodiversity after Brazil, a very stable democracy despite its ethnic and geographic diversity and the potential to be a major player on the world stage in coming years. Yet Columbia University offers no courses on Indonesia and only two on all of Southeast Asia. How is it that Indonesia ha…

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by / on October 19, 2014 at 11:50 am / in Campus, Events

Events 10/20 – 10/26

…30pm International Affairs Building, Room 918 Talk with Dr. Marcus Meitzner, Associate Professor, College of the Asia Pacific, Australian National University, Ann Marie Murphy, Associate Professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University. No registration required. Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and Southeast Asian Student Initiative For further information regarding this event, please contact Laur…

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by / on April 11, 2013 at 4:05 pm / in Opinion, World

It’s Raining (Rich) Men

…by Wikimedia Commons From a financial perspective, the last fifty years or so have not been kind to Southeast Asia. Emerging from the shadow of colonialism, Southeast Asian countries established governments that were, as a rule, economically disadvantaged by the two chief byproducts of corruption: economic inefficiency (leading to the enrichment of a small elite), and capital flight (the disappearance of those elites’ money from their home cou…

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