Politics & Security


ASEAN in the Power Web

by Julio Amador III
The regional body will need to work hard, if it is to maintain its position at the center of Asia-Pacific power relations.

Obama's Visit to the Philippines and Southeast Asia

by Julio Amador III
United States President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Philippines this October as part of his trip to Southeast Asia to attend the APEC Summit, the ASEAN-US Summit and the East Asia Summit (EAS).

Australia-US Cooperation in the "Asian Century"

by Ellen L. Frost
The Australian Government’s 2012 White Paper Australia in the Asian Century highlights Asia’s dynamic growth, codifies the priority that Canberra has long assigned to Asia, and lists the steps that Australia needs to take to remain competitive.
The fact is that the alliance is not as close as many think and there are three core reasons why: namely, the incompatibility of values, a differing world view and alternative versions of history.

Korea’s Creative Economy Agenda

by Sean Connell
President Park Geun-hye has described the term ‘creative economy’ as creating new growth engines and jobs through "the convergence of science and technology with industry, the fusion of culture and industry, and the blossoming of creativity in the very borders that...