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

Zheng Yu | Posted 09.19.2014 | 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.

Obama: Falling Behind the Curve of Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

If it's not one thing for President Barack Obama, it's another. Already struggling in trying to get ahead of three controversies threatening to engulf his administration, he now has heightened geopolitical crises to manage.

Global Company Car Benefits -- An Essential Component of Key Talent Reward Programs

VisualNews.com | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
VisualNews.com

After analyzing data from 89 markets worldwide, a new report by Mercer lists company car benefits as a key component in key talent retention programs, with brands such as Volkswagen, Ford, Toyota and Honda topping the list of cars offered to the most valued employees.

Could the U.S. Be Facing a Brain Drain?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.27.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

With only 21 percent of women in senior management in the U.S., is America at risk of a "brain drain?" The answer is probably "Yes," as corporate executives shop the world for talent to manage their fast-growing businesses.

Consequences of Obama's 'Asia Pivot'

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

The United States' Asia pivot may yield the unintentional consequences of fostering closer strategic ties between the two Asian giants -- China and India -- which could result in a strategic alliance ostensibly hostile to Western interests in the region.

The Anti-Hagel Gambits: Clever, But Not Really That Clever

William Bradley | Posted 04.17.2013 | World
William Bradley

So what does all this latest angry maneuvering around former Senator Chuck Hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense amount to? Not that much, actually.

Where the Democrats Go Next, or, Pivoting With Hilary

William Bradley | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Hillary Clinton might be unbeatable in the 2016 primaries. Add to that the former president, and perhaps even Obama himself, grateful for her work in the cabinet and eager to see the geopolitical pivot project proceed through its next phases, and it could be lights out.

Preventing a China-Japan War Over the Islands: What America Must Do

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.05.2012 | World
Rep. Mike Honda

Given the level of intensity escalating around the East China Sea island dispute between China and Japan, it is worth the United States getting more involved.

What Have We Learned Since 9/11?

William Bradley | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

I suspect that historians will look back on the post-9/11 period and find much of it to have been a fundamental distraction from America's deeper interests.

While One Clinton Wows at the Obamarama, Another Pivots to the Long Game

William Bradley | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Assuming that Hillary Clinton still wants to be president, after a breather from years of frenetic activity, first as a presidential candidate and then secretary of state -- she is playing a long game. And the geopolitical pivot to the Asia Pacific is a central part of it.

The 'Fair Shot' vs. the 'To Do List' -- A Big Revealing Blah in the Presidential Race

William Bradley | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Naturally, what Romney is offering is not a Fair Deal, a New Deal, or even a TR-like Square Deal. It's not a deal at all, for there is a social compact inherent in such. It's a shot. Or a shake. Like one roll of the dice, or a turn at the roulette table of the Big Casino Economy.

Midway: 70th Anniversary of One of History's Most Pivotal Battles Came in Midst of Obama's Big Strategic Pivot to the Pacific

William Bradley | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Despite the lack of a glamorous locale, Midway was absolutely central to our past and present. And the big geopolitical pivot, again centered on the Pacific, now underway looks to be central to our future.

World Going Wireless: 1 In 4 Homes Connect Wirelessly

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.12.2012 | Technology

A new study estimates that 25 percent of all Internet-connected households in the world now have wireless home networks -- and that number is growing ...

Battle For Control Of Asia's Seas Goes Underwater

AP | By ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 03.20.2012 | World

YOKOSUKA, Japan -- It's getting a bit more crowded under the sea in Asia, where Andrew Peterson commands one of the world's mightiest weapons: a $2 bi...

Darwinian: Obama Goes Post-Iraq in Oz, Republicans Race to the Past

William Bradley | Posted 01.21.2012 | World
William Bradley

t's a matter of competition, a matter of evolution -- as in who gets the future and who does not -- and a matter of the little city of Darwin, Australia. Ironic, in that most of the Republican presidential field rejects Darwin's evolution science.

How the U.S. Should Stay Relevant in Asia

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

It is China's actions and refusal to listen to the concerns of its neighbors that have created an opening for the United States to increase its involvement.

U.S. Pacific "Pivot" -- A New Cold War?

Joshua S. Goldstein | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Joshua S. Goldstein

Strategically, the United States has nothing to gain from clumsy moves to "contain" China. It has everything to gain from a cooperative partnership with the rising power and economic success that is China today.

Clinton: U.S. And India Share Vision For Asia-Pacific Region

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

CHENNAI, India — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday challenged India to expand its traditional sphere of interest from ...

Hu's on First? Key US-China Summit Ahead

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

US-China relations -- no matter the posture that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton or Bob Gates would prefer -- remain complicated and fragile, making the upcoming summit all the more momentous.