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Donald Trump, New Moves on National Security, and One of Our Oddest Veterans Day Weekends

William Bradley | Posted 11.14.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Is America in eclipse? After a strange Veterans Day weekend, it is decidedly unclear. As I feared for more than a year, a deeply troubled and profoun...

China and The Philippines' Dual South China Sea Challenge

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The ruling raises a host of questions - for China, for the Philippines (which brought the action against China to the PCA), and for the other nations bordering the South China Sea, which also have ongoing disputes with Beijing on the same subject.

How Our Allies in Asia see the Presumptive Republican Nominee

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 06.04.2016 | Politics
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Michael Buckalew With his decisive victory in Indiana on May 3rd, Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Even at th...

North Korea Threat Grows; Fewer US Navy Ships for Asia-Pacific

Robert J. Natter | Posted 01.14.2016 | World
Robert J. Natter

North Korea's latest nuclear blast, whether an actual hydrogen bomb test or something short of that, reminds the world that, for all the jokes about him, the unpredictable dictator in Pyongyang is no joke.

Japan and South Korea: A New Beginning?

John Feffer | Posted 12.31.2015 | World
John Feffer

Japan and South Korea have very close alliances with the United States. They also have had diplomatic relations with each other for 50 years, not to m...

The Hidden Gap Between Asian Culture and Luxury Sales

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 12.29.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

As consumers become more knowledgeable about what other consumers are experiencing, the demands for excellent customer service increase. The vast majority of consumers say they will walk out of a store if they receive inadequate assistance from employees. Nowhere is this more impactful than in the luxury market.

Japanese Scholars Say No to War

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
C. M. Rubin

Seventy years after the end of World War II, Manabu Sato (Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo) believes Japan stands at a critical juncture. "One path," he explains, "is that of a nation that does not wage War; the other, a nation that wages War." Professor Sato and Professor Nakano join me to discuss the issues.

Brad Paterson: Push Yourself and Think Big

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Bad for Workers, and for Democracy

Heather Gautney | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Over the past few months, protests have erupted in the halls of the U.S. Capital, and in the streets outside, to thwart the passing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)--a boon to corporate interests, the protesters argue, and an anathema to U.S workers.

Increasing Global Connectedness Through Trade and Investment

Arun M. Kumar | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Arun M. Kumar

On the heels of the President calling on Congress during the State of the Union to grant him trade promotion authority "to protect American workers, with strong new trade deals from Asia to Europe that aren't just free, but fair," it is worth noting a fascinating study released recently on global connectedness.

Selene Chin: Ground Yourself With the Right Skills

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Selene Chin, Managing Director of Dog Digital Asia, recommends that those of you who are just starting your career ground yourself with the right skills, avoid having a fixed mindset as an individual and as a team player, and focus on giving your best, as you represent the work of your whole team.

Mathew Ward: Be Willing to Work Your Way Up

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Ever wondered what it's like to jump-start your career in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region? Mathew Ward, Managing Director for APAC at Lotame Solutions, recommends using your 20s to figure out your true passion and aspirations in life and then working hard toward achieving them.

Clara Chen: Stay Ahead of the Culture by Creating It

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Fresh from the success of her previous startup, there's no stopping the millennial entrepreneur Clara Chen to conquer the next challenge - being the CEO of the influencer marketing and content management platform in Asia Pacific, Influr.

Andy Yeo: Build Authentic Relationships and Grow Your Network

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

How do you establish your professional network when you're fresh out of college? For Andy Yeo, Solutions Consultant at HootSuite APAC, he shares the importance of building an authentic relationship with anyone at any time, even before the graduation.

Paul John Peña: Recover Fast and Push Yourself

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Paul John Peña, Head of Integration and Branding Communications at Globe Telecom and one of the youngest digital media practitioners in the Asia Pacific region to assume an executive role in the industry, shares his career advice to those who are just starting up with their career.

Japan's Real National Security Challenge -- and What It Means For America

Aki Peritz | Posted 01.11.2015 | World
Aki Peritz

Tokyo's greatest national security challenge isn't actually Beijing or Pyongyang. Rather, it's the rapidly aging population that seriously undermines Japan's long-term ability to adequately protect itself.

The Sino-Russia Partnership Is Stronger Than the West Thinks

Gilbert Rozman | Posted 01.11.2015 | World
Gilbert Rozman

Anti-imperialism has survived as a pillar of ideology, as has Sinocentrism and Russocentrism, which focus overwhelmingly on resistance to the United States and its allies.

A Chinese General's View on Whether China Is a Challenge to America

Peng Guangqian | Posted 01.10.2015 | World
Peng Guangqian

Instead of a challenge to the United States, China's development is winning both time and space necessary for the soft-landing of American hegemony.

The U.S. Wants to Contain Russia But Cooperate With China

Zheng Yu | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Zheng Yu

The U.S. government believes that, as the inheritor of tsarist Russia and Soviet Union, Russia has expansionist and hegemonic traditions that China doesn't have. It believes Russia always has policies that challenge and attempt to supplant the existing international order while China doesn't. In many circumstances, China sees itself as a beneficiary of the current international order.

Japan and China Should Sit Down at the Negotiating Table

Shinzō Abe | Posted 08.03.2014 | World
Shinzō Abe

The Asia-Pacific region has achieved tremendous growth in the span of a single generation. Regrettably, a large and relatively disproportionate share of the fruits of that growth is going toward military expansion. The sources of instability include not only the threat of weapons of mass destruction, but also -- and more immediately -- efforts to alter the territorial status quo through force or coercion. And those efforts are taking place largely at sea. We do not welcome dangerous encounters by fighter aircraft and vessels at sea. What Japan and China must exchange are words. Should we not meet at the negotiating table, exchange smiles and handshakes, and get down to talking?

International Efforts Towards Climate Change: 2004 Tsunami to 2013 Haiyan

Linda Constant | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Linda Constant

Environmental health is the essential backbone to our present day infrastructure, a foundation that too often yields to other dependent concerns.

World Digital Media Factbook 2013-14: Information Cornucopia

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

I'm inundated with numbers, statistics, percentages, charts and graphics that explain how digital the world has become and where it's heading in the n...

The Shutdown Crew Takes a Big Bite Out of U.S. Geopolitics

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

America is being judged by what's going on in the Washington clown show. The right-wing faction behind it is like the proverbial barking dog that catches the car -- no idea what to do now. And almost certainly no real grasp of the trouble it's causing.

Hagel's Productive Asia-Pacific Tour

William Bradley | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
William Bradley

While the Obama Administration is in the surreal situation of suddenly mounting its biggest congressional lobbying effort since national health care on behalf of missile and bombing raids against Syria, it's important not to lose site of a more coherent aspect of the president's geopolitics.

National Security Advisor Susan Rice: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

William Bradley | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

As national security advisor, she doesn't have to be a natural diplomat with a gift of politesse. She has to be smart, analytical, articulate, and hard-working. And she has to have the confidence of the president. Which she clearly does.