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  • So China just stole your playbook huh?
    How to Stop China's Offense……..
    Beijing has stolen our playbook…. or at the very least they have stolen of formations. So what comes next…. While we pivot towards a region that truthfully we never actually left one can only wonder how can we truly contain the...
  • Powerful China and poor, demographically explosive ASEAN bicker over islands
    Powerful China and poor, demographically explosive ASEAN bicker over islands
    Japan's ultra right-wing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit three ASEAN countries next week to build an anti-China alliance, it was revealed on Thursday, Jan 10.The last time Japan took so much interest in ASEAN region was during World War,...
  • China Sea: East Asia should embrace diversity, not war
    China Sea: East Asia should embrace diversity to prevent war
    On Monday, December 10th, the Chinese Foreign Ministry called on all concerned parties involved in South China Sea issue to enhance mutual trust and cooperation towards conflict resolution.As China's rapidly growing economic weight is...
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    A new era in the U.S. relationship in this region, says Panetta
    On November 16, 2012 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta gave a speech where he reaffirmed the importance of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).“Today, we reaffirm the importance of ASEAN unity for building regional stability,...
  • Leon Panetta
    The United States's rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region is real, Panetta said
    Leon Panetta, U.S. Defense Secretary gave a speech in Cambodia today at the ASEAN meeting.“I want to thank the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN. We had the opportunity to sit down together at lunch, and then in a more formal...
  • U.S.-Indonesian Admirals
    U.S.-Indonesian navies hold annual exercise
    The U.S. and Indonesia began an annual naval exercise on Tuesday when a U.S. Navy Task Group and Marine landing force arrived in the port city of Surabaya, Indonesia.The exercise is part of the 18th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training...
  • China and ASEAN: Explosive Fertility and Regional Integration
    China and ASEAN: Explosive Fertility, Regional Integration
    Ek Bachaa Sukhee Parivaar (One Child, Satisfied Family) - India's Family Planning SloganThe foreign ministers of China, Japan and South-Korea met this weekend in China to discuss mechanisms to foster regional cooperation and trust.The newly...
  • Futsal
    Futsalroos forced to settle for draw
    The Futsalroos are in action at the ASEAN qualifiers for the 2012 AFC Futsal Championships and after a convincing 15-0 victory over Cambodia to open the tournament, the Futsalroos were made to settle for a 4-4 draw with Malaysia in their second...
  • Panetta heads to Asia
    Panetta, Donilon, and Burns head to Asia
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, National Security Adviser Tom Donilon and deputy Secretary of State William Burns are all taking separate trips to Asia within days of each other.The trips began on Friday when Donilon landed in Beijing to hold...
  • Hillary Clinton Arrives in Asia
    Hillary Clinton: America’s embarking on Asia-Pacific Century
    “One of the most important tasks of American statecraft over the next decade will… be to lock in a substantially increased investment -- diplomatic, economic, strategic, and otherwise -- in the Asia-Pacific region,” writes...
  • Thai-Cambodia clash is about oil and domestic politics – not temples
    Thai-Cambodia clash is about oil and domestic politics – not temples
    Thai and Cambodian prime ministers squared off at the ASEAN summit today over their violent border clash which, ostensibly, is being fought over ancient temples. However, critics have said the temple excuse covers up the true drivers of the...
  • The military has ruled Burma for over two decades.
    International criticism over Burma's 2010 elections
    For the first time in two decades, Burma (also known as Myanmar) has resolved to hold multi-party elections in a nation notorious for its repressive military regime. Though some are hopeful that this may be a step in the right direction for...