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The Expanding Indo-Japanese Partnership

by K.V. Kesavan
The May 2013 Joint Statement signed by the two leaders refers to the elaborate institutional framework the two countries have built together for conducting dialogues and consultations covering a wide range of political and economic subjects, including shared security concerns.

Strategic Implications of TPP: Answering the Critics

by Ellen Frost
Far from thwarting Asian regionalism, TPP merely adds a new overlay. It gives ASEAN an additional incentive to achieve its goal of an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015. It has also set a major new pan-Asian grouping in motion.

U.S. People-to-People Engagement with ASEAN

by Damien Tomkins
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry singled out the Brunei-U.S. English Language Enrichment Program for ASEAN, an initiative that is cooperatively administered by the East-West Center and the University of Brunei Darussalam, in his opening remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in...
On June 27th, James Zumwalt, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, gave testimony on the current state and future prospects for the US-South Korea alliance. At the same hearing, Thomas Countryman, Assistant...

Australia and India: Indo-Pacific Partners

by David Brewster
David Brewster, Visiting Fellow at the Strategic and Defense Studies Center, Australian National University, explains that “The development of the India-Australia relationship is consistent with Washington’s objectives for both countries to take a more active security role in the...
Bridget Welsh, Associate Professor of Political Science at the Singapore Management University, explains that “Najib now faces multiple challenges, from electoral legitimacy and inclusive national representation across ethnic communities and classes, to building confidence in political...
Financially and culturally, Korea’s sporting influence in the US is significant. Any team that signs a Korean player to its roster sees merchandise sales in Korea soar and is guaranteed to see an increase in broadcast licensing requests from Korean sports channels.Korea’s interest in...