/ Jan 13, 2015

Keeping the peace in East Asia


If World War III ever breaks out, its origins will not lie in the Middle East, South Asia or Eastern Europe. It will be in East Asia — where the strategic interests of China, the United States and their respective partners intersect.

Oct 6, 2014

World Bank cuts developing East Asia forecast on China woes

The World Bank has lowered its forecasts for growth in developing East Asia this year and next, as China’s expansion slows down and policymakers brace for tighter global monetary conditions. The region is forecast to grow 6.9 percent in 2014 and 2015, down from ...

/ Jul 29, 2014

U.S. reassurance, resolve in Asia


As territorial frictions involving China and its neighbors persist in the East and South China Seas, U.S. strategy needs to balance resolve with reassurance without tempting Chinese war planners to further develop their country's capabilities.

Apr 21, 2013

Organized crime in East Asia

Working together with East Asian countries to battle organized crime is a better use of Japanese political efforts than trying to revise the Constitution.

/ Apr 17, 2013

Organized crime worth $90 billion in East Asia

Organized crime groups dealing in fake goods, drugs, human trafficking and illicit wildlife trade earn nearly $90 billion annually in East Asia and the Pacific, a U.N. report showed Tuesday. “Transnational Organized Crime in East Asia and the Pacific: A Threat Assessment” is the ...