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US Asia Policy

Washington's Pivot to Southeast Asia Needs Economic Ties

Jack Myint | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Jack Myint

To sustain its efforts to counter China's growing influence in Asia, Washington must deepen its economic ties with Southeast Asia. Since 2011, President Obama has stated he intends to pivot American foreign policy towards Asia, the goal of which is essentially to "contain" China.

TheTrans Pacific Partnership Could Actually Be Good

David Russell | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
David Russell

A constructive solution for TPP may well appeal to all voters no matter what their political stripe. As it stands NAFTA, and prospectively an ill constructed TPP, has or will screw American workers, all of them, no matter what their political inclination.

A History of the World, BRIC by BRIC

Pepe Escobar | Posted 06.26.2012 | World
Pepe Escobar

So this twenty-first century world of ours is shaping up right now largely as a confrontation between the U.S./NATO and the BRICS, warts and all on every side.

Biden Gets China

Steve Clemons | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Whether Iraq's democratic-appearing government survives or not, the person who did more than any other behind the scenes to broker the deals and to play communications envoy between factions of Iraq's fractured political order was Joe Biden.