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by / on November 21, 2015 at 2:29 pm / in Jenny Yeji Yoo, Most Recent Column, Opinion, World, World

Playing the Zero-Sum like a Positive-Sum

by During his visit to Vietnam, US Secretary of State John Kerry repeatedly asserted confidence in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). He expressed optimism about the future of the deal on August 7, 2015: “I’m very very confident that the TPP is gonna boost trade, improve worker standards, improve environment standards, have a consequence of really raising the standards of business for 40 percent of the global economy, and for that re…

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by / on April 25, 2015 at 7:32 pm / in Asia, Jenny Yeji Yoo, Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Organizations, World

US-China Power Play, and the Fiscal Play

by China is slowly on the move to restore its political and economic success of yore. As an homage to the inland trade route traversing Central Asia that made China a major player in Eurasia from the 7th-10th centuries AD, President Xi Jinping has launched the “Silk Road strategy,” a series of agreements on trade and infrastructure development meant to engender free trade in the region. On November 8 of last year, the president announc…

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

Naval State of Mind

by Illustration by Esha Maharishi The recent failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (JSCDR) to reach an agreement on the reduction of the federal deficit may turn into a full-blown military budget crisis with enormous, unforeseen consequences for national security if the United States does not act soon. The question is no longer whether defense cuts must be made. They are inevitable. But if cuts are made across the…

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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 8, 2016 at 9:26 pm / in Asia, Current Issue, World

Competitive Liberalization: a Policy to Leave in the Past

by Acronyms are found throughout today’s foreign policy. Names such as NAFTA and OPEC sum up complex institutions with simple titles. Recently, acronyms like TPP, AIIB, and ASEAN have spelled political tumult for President Obama as he attempts to rebalance towards Asia. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), for instance, commanded public attention due to both its secrecy and its size. But among all these acronyms, one aspect of Am…

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by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:09 pm / in Asia, Current Issue, Issue, World

Bridging the Strait: Optimism for Taiwan’s Uncertain Future

by On Saturday, November 7, 2015, Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou met with Chinese president and Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore. This meeting was the highest level encounter between leaders from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait since 1949. Brief but historic, the Ma-Xi summit will undoubtedly leave an impact on the future of cross-strait relations and re-focus international attention o…

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by / on October 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm / in Web Columnists

Michael Ard

by Michael Ard, CC ‘13, is an EALAC major. He is CPR’S Asian affairs correspondent. Feel free to email him at mha2121@columbia.edu with suggestions, questions, and fan mail.   Same Old “New” CCP October 2, 2012 10:00 pm This trial, however, has nothing to do with corruption, bribery, or murder committed by a party member. It has everything to do […]

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

A Balancing Act

by 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 radic…

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by / on February 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, World

When the Sky was Red

by Editor’s Note: This Saturday, March 1st, marks the 60th anniversary of Castle Bravo, the United States’ most powerful nuclear detonation to date. To better illuminate this oft-forgotten issue, we are republishing Narayan Subramanian’s piece from our Spring 2013 edition.  “The sky turned red and it rained for four days straight. If there was ever a time you thought the world was going to end, it was that day.”   Th…

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