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Here, There Be Dragons

Gary Hart | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics
Gary Hart

The Hunt-Lenox Globe, built in 1502, carried this phrase, “Here there be dragons,” in an area of uncharted maritime waters. Since then what dragon...

Has Abe got Trump's measure? Golf diplomacy puts Japan back on the green

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Craig Mark, Kyoritsu Women's University Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe managed to be the first foreign leader to visit then president-elect Donal...

Trump Breaks The Ice With China's Xi In Letter Seeking 'Constructive' Ties

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 02.09.2017 | World

U.S. President Donald Trump has broken the ice with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a letter that said he looked forward to working with him to develo...

President Trump Needs To Think Twice About Antagonizing China

David Oualaalou | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Only two weeks into his presidency, Mr. Trump's domestic and foreign policies reveal more chaos and ambiguity than one could imagine.

Our Impending War With China

Bruce Fein | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Bruce Fein

A disastrous, purposeless war with China to defend the global credibility of the United States is imminent. Only vocal citizen opposition to the war...

Chinese Foreign Minister Warns There Would Be No Winner In War With U.S.

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 02.07.2017 | World

There would be no winner from conflict between China and the United States, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday, seeking to dampen tens...

U.S. Defence Secretary Says No Need For 'Dramatic' Military Moves In South China Sea

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.06.2017 | World

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday played down any need for major U.S. military moves in the South China Sea to contend with China’s asse...

Rising Political Risk in Asia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.04.2017 | World
Daniel Wagner

As the world continues to gyrate from the political paradigm shift under way with the rise of 'alternative' political movements, many countries will s...

Duterte Accuses U.S. Of Building 'Permanent' Arsenal In Philippines

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.29.2017 | World

By Martin Petty MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte accused the United States on Sunday of risking regional stability by building ...

Japan Launches First Military Communications Satellite Amid Rising China Tensions

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 01.24.2017 | World

Japan on Tuesday launched its first military communications satellite to boost the broadband capacity of its Self Defence Forces as they reinforce an ...

China Responds To White House, Insists It Will Protect South China Sea Sovereignty

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 01.24.2017 | World

China said on Tuesday it had “irrefutable” sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea after the White House vowed to defend “inter...

Why is the South China Sea so important to the US?

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.18.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands of the South China Sea. U.S. Navy/Han...

Trump's Impending Presidency And Rising China Sea Tensions Are Putting Asia On Edge

Helen Clark | Posted 01.18.2017 | World
Helen Clark

PERTH, Australia ― As the inauguration of Donald J. Trump approaches, a number of world leaders are making last minute moves, bracing for America’...

China Warns Donald Trump Against Pulling U.S. Out Of Paris Climate Pact

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics

Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday urged the president-elect to keep the United States in the historic P...

Weekend Roundup: Davos Elites Look To China’s Global Role As America Steps Back

Nathan Gardels | Posted 01.13.2017 | World
Nathan Gardels

A new rift in world affairs appears to be opening up: a division between pro-globalization Asia, with China in the lead, and the transatlantic nations...

U.S. Needs To 'Wage War' To Block South China Sea Access, Chinese Tabloid Says

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.13.2017 | World

Blocking Chinese access to islands in the South China Sea would require the U.S. to “wage war”, an influential Chinese state-run tabloid said on F...

Avoiding China's Wrath, Philippines Defers Upgrades To South China Sea

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.12.2017 | World

The Philippines is deferring plans to repair and upgrade features it occupies in the disputed South China Sea, the country’s military chiefs said on...

Western Strategists Need To Stop Pitting Russia Against China

Artyom Lukin | Posted 01.11.2017 | World
Artyom Lukin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia — Pronouncements on world affairs by Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to U.S. President Jimmy Carter, alway...

Taiwan Scrambles Jets And Navy As China's Aircraft Carrier Enters Taiwan Strait

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.11.2017 | World

TAIPEI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Taiwan scrambled jets and navy ships on Wednesday as a group of Chinese warships, led by its sole aircraft carrier, sailed ...

Chinese Bomber Flies Around Spratlys In Show Of Force, U.S. Official Says

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.11.2017 | World

A Chinese H-6 strategic bomber flew around the Spratly Islands over the weekend in a new show of force in the contested South China Sea, a U.S. offici...

Four scenarios that give hope to the world in 2017

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.09.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

The United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution on monitoring evacuations from besieged parts of Aleppo. Andrew Kelly/Reuters Nicolas Tenze...

Thinking About A U.S.-China War

George Friedman | Posted 01.04.2017 | World
George Friedman

This article is the first in a 2-part series. A report last week stated that Chinese anti-ship missile systems locked onto a U.S. aircraft carrier in ...

2017: The Beginning of the Era of Disruption

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.01.2017 | World
Daniel Wagner

In this era of dramatic, rampant, and incessant political change, predictions about the future can no longer be based either on conventional wisdom or...

The Threat from China's Lone Aircraft Carrier Has Been Overstated

Ivan Eland | Posted 12.27.2016 | World
Ivan Eland

The world's media is touting the "coming out" party for China's lone aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. The carrier and its's entourage of escorting dest...

China's Aircraft Carrier Enters South China Sea Amid Renewed Tensions

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.27.2016 | World

TAIPEI, Dec 26 (Reuters) - A group of Chinese warships led by the country’s sole aircraft carrier entered the top half of the South China Sea on Mon...