Politics & Security


US Should Help Vietnam Counter China’s Coercion

by Patrick Cronin
Patrick M. Cronin, Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, explains that "China's tailored coercion is aimed not just at its neighbors but also at the United States."
The Mongolia-Alaska State Partnership Program was launched in 2003, when the Alaska National Guard agreed to share its expertise in peace support operations, disaster management, and military reserves with the Mongolian military. The Alaska National Guard-Mongolia...

Support in Southeast Asia for the US Rebalance

by Malcolm Cook
In the Philippines and Australia, the tightening of already close alliance relations is very much in step with public support for close security ties with the US.

Congressional Delegation Travels to Asia, Republican Members Issue Op-Ed

by Alex Forster
Concurrent to President Obama's recent trip, nine members of the US House of Representatives also traveled to Japan, South Korea, and China. The eight Republicans on the trip jointly authored a CNN Op-Ed calling for strong engagement with Asia.

Implications of the US-Philippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement

by Aileen S.P. Baviera
President Barack Obama’s visit to the Philippines, the last leg of his recent four-nation Asian tour, produced a new bilateral defense agreement that was touted by some observers as the single most significant outcome of his regional foray.