Join us at AEI as a panel of experts convene to discuss the future of disputed territories in the East China Sea, if these disputes can be resolved through judicial settlement, and what increased conflict would mean for US interests in the region.
The president, members of Congress and other officials are visiting everywhere from Seoul to Kuala Lumpur at almost an unprecedented rate. Many, especially liberal states, are looking for signs of American resolve on these visits.
Crimea has made manifestly clear how important Europe and NATO remain to global security. The continual weakening of the U.S. and European military posture provided an opportunity for aggressive opportunism when the chance presented itself.
In the midst of the greatest threat to European stability since the Balkans war of the 1990s, and perhaps back to the Berlin Crisis of 1961, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon just announced that the European Union's primary focus should be on fighting climate change.
Auslin reviews Robert Kaplan's latest book entitled, Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific.The book analyzes America's role in maintaining stability in Asia, Chinese hegemony throughout Southeast Asia, and the transformation of geopolitics in the 21st century.
The Spartans needed only 300 men to hold off tens of thousands of Persians at Thermopylae. To chitchat with democratic leaders of the G-7 this week in Europe, Barack Obama required 900 -- a pefect example of government decadence in post-modern, post-republican America.
Big news this week in Asia: Japanese leader Shinzo Abe and South Korean leader Park Geun-hye ended their 15-month estrangement . That this first meeting was so significant reveals how dysfunctional relations are between Tokyo and Seoul. The beneficiary of this state of affairs is China.
In the press conference after the US-Japan-ROK trilateral gathering, President Obama made an almost bizarre statement. The president was quoted as saying, "Over the last five years, close coordination between our three countries succeeded in changing the game with North Korea." That is a completely different view of reality than most observers of Northeast Asia have.