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Let's Age the Salami

China and the United States are locked in head-to-head competition. Xi Jinping coined the slogan the ‘Chinese Dream’ as a play on the American Dream; the US says ‘Pivot to Asia’ but really means ‘Pivot to China.’   But for the US to compete effectively against China, we must lift our heads from this narrow US vs. China mentality.  China has a Grand Strategy of Salami Slicing characterized by the gradual accession of economic and military power in the Asia-Pacific. To counter this strategy,…


Added by Regina Parker on May 1, 2015 at 1:04pm — No Comments

U.S. Still Dreams of Burma : Can It Wake Up to Myanmar?

The predominant image of Myanmar, formerly Burma, as portrayed in the U.S. media is one of an authoritarian government with multiple human rights violations. Nobel Peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is often the champion of the more democratic movement within the country. A political cartoon in the New York Times in 2013 showing Burmese President Thein Sein trying to wash his shirt stained with the words ‘ethnic violence’ while using detergent labeled “Myanmar…


Added by Yu Zin Htoon on May 1, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Shukan and Abundance in U.S.-Japan Relations: A Future of Diplomacy #TPC2015

Shukan and Abundance in U.S.-Japan Relations:

A Future of Diplomacy


Amid the turmoil of the globalizing world, I wonder if the two creators—the god Izanagi and goddess Izanami—are watching over us at the bridge between heaven and earth (Ame-no-ukihashi). A sea of filmy fog, perhaps contaminated with the disseminated radioactive fallout from Fukushima, is…


Added by Dalton Edwards on April 30, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Future U.S. & Asia Relations: Addressing Modern-Day Slavery in the TPP

Human Trafficking in Asia

Many of us have never had to contemplate taking extreme, even unthinkable measures in order to generate enough income to feed our family, pay for…


Added by Nubia Pena on April 30, 2015 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

US and Korea: A Relationship Re-imagined

Eun Soo’s Experience

           “Are you from North Korea or South Korea?” When I was first asked this question as a naïve fourth grader who had just moved to Singapore from Korea, it sounded strange. However, as I continued studying abroad in Singapore and eventually in America, this question proved to be a familiar conversation starter and an icebreaker. Every time the question…


Added by Kenneth Lee on April 30, 2015 at 4:38pm — 2 Comments

RECP, TPP, and Taiwan’s choice

RECP, TPP, and Taiwan’s choice

In Asia, there are two important economic cooperation treaties. One is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and the other one is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The RCEP is led by ASEAN, and the TPP is led by America. The RECP and the TPP include most east and southeast Asian countries. However, because of difference between requirements of trade and investment liberalization of the RCEP and the TPP, there are ccomplementation and…


Added by Yen-Hsueh Tseng on April 30, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Ethical Case for a Return to Cambodia


Author 1: Maenisa Tan-Atichat

Affiliation: The Asian World Center at Creighton University, East-West Studies Master's Student

Nationality: Thai

Author 2: Davis Florick

Affiliation: The Asian World Center at Creighton University,…


Added by Maenisa Tan-Atichat on April 30, 2015 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Malaysian-U.S. Relations: Society, Security, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Malaysian-U.S. Relations: Society, Security, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership


            Last November, a sitting United States president visited the Federation of Malaysia for the first time since…


Added by Jaylia Yan on April 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Politics Behind Economics: The Eagle, The Dragon, The Collision.

Politics Behind Economics:

The Eagle, The Dragon, and The Collision.   

        A few decades ago the world was wrought with conflict sparked by the increasing tensions between the eastern and western blocs. The Cold War shaped much of the post World War II period, allowing countries like the United States to increase its…


Added by K. TSOU on April 30, 2015 at 7:44am — No Comments

The Multi-Faceted Future of Taiwan/US Relations

The future of Taiwan and United States’ relationship is multifaceted. It involves Taiwan coming to terms with itself: recognizing its own value, leveraging human resources, and fostering stronger ties between the government and its people. In addition to diplomatic exchanges, other aspects such as academic exchanges and international humanitarian relief during crisis times may also constitute the future of Taiwan and US…


Added by Danicia Honda on April 30, 2015 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

RMB Internationalization, China Threat, and AIIB.


China Threat is a theory that argues an increasingly powerful China is likely to destabilize the international regional security in the future. The term “China Threat” was first coined in the early 1990s as the economy of China continued an exceptional growth. This realist theory postulates every state in the international system seeks survival. Therefore, states aim to acquire as much power as possible that are in…


Added by 王彥章 on April 30, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Constructive Dynamics: An Ethical Future for U.S.-China Relations

Technologies and globalization are making our world more interconnected and interdependent; at the same time, they are invisibly shaping the mindsets of younger generation. These facts fundamentally impact the future relations among nations, and U.S.-China relations are no exception. Contrasting ethical values between the U.S. and China used to be regarded as one of the origins of divergence and conflicts. However, it is important to consider the role of the younger generation…


Added by Marshall Montgomery on April 29, 2015 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments


One imagines that these “good old days,” founded upon a mutual enemy, leave romantically positive feelings among citizens of both nations. The “old days” require no objective analytical investigation about either nation seeking its own best interests through mutual agreements involving trade, defense, economic support, and the myriad ways that nations seek useful alliances.


Dr. Jerry W. Brown



Added by Grace Wang on April 29, 2015 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Strengthening “People-to-People Ties”: Youth Development the Future of Positive Relations between the United States and Cambodia

It is fundamentally important for the contemporary world that international relations play a vital role in strengthening the development of a nation. While globalization shrinks the world we live in and continues to connect people around the world, nations must work together to improve their relations and cooperation. Despite their dark history, the United States and Cambodia are two nations strengthening their bond and working toward better relations with one another through a number of…


Added by Ket Monny Vathna on April 29, 2015 at 9:40pm — 1 Comment

The Future of U.S., Indonesia and Asian Relations? A Foundation of Empathy

Along the interstate in Salt Lake City, United States sits a massive shopping mall replete with all the material comforts one can imagine. Its large electronic billboard flashes through the names of the stores in the mall, but between every few names a simple sign glares at the cars passing along the interstate. The sign has a black backdrop with white writing. The writing says simply, in all capitals, “SHOP EVERYDAY.” Drivers pass by isolated in their own vehicles with stereos turned up and…


Added by Betty Jean Stoneman on April 29, 2015 at 2:50pm — No Comments

South China Sea: A Chance for Taiwan-America Relations

I. Will the United States “say goodbye to Taiwan”?

According a recently popular article “Say goodbye to Taiwan”, written by the famous scholar of international relations, John J. Mearsheimer, the relation between Taiwan and the United States seems to be vulnerable enough to break in anytime since the former no longer represent security interests of…


Added by Kehsin, Li on April 29, 2015 at 11:55am — 3 Comments

The Future of Taipei- Washington Relations: The Wire Dancer and the Wire

A glance at the past

When speaking of Taipei- Washington Relations, China cannot be ignored. 1979 is a dramatic moment to Taipei- Washington Relations. On December 15th, 1978, Jimmy Carter, the president of the United States at that time announced that Washington and Beijing would establish diplomatic relationship start from January 1st, 1979, and at the same time withdraw diplomatic recognition from Taiwan (also known as the Republic of China [ROC]). This…


Added by Chiao Hung Hsu on April 29, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

The future of US-Taiwan relations



In 1970s, it was a turning point of US-Taiwan relations as well as the critical period of mutual recognition between democratic and communist group. In 1979, US switched the diplomatic recognition from Republic of…


Added by Mei-Chun Kuo on April 29, 2015 at 3:40am — No Comments

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