How Japan’s entry into the global arms market will impact the security situation in East Asia depends on how Tokyo implements its new policies, as well as the allies’ ability to capitalize on this opportunity to cooperate.
India was on the “golden turnpike of growth” from 2002–2007 when the economy grew at 8.5 percent. Since the end of the global economic crisis, growth has steadily resumed, but investment declined and growth fell to under 5 percent in 2012–13 and stayed low in 2013–14.
Japan and the United States are fine-tuning their aid programs in Myanmar to maximize political and social impact nationwide and to involve the private sector.
Amid a region beset by civil wars and terrorism, the Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council are facing growing challenges from an increasingly youthful population, aging rulers, economic pressures, and a new information environment.
East Asia’s growing economic interdependence, spurred in part by China and Japan’s economic diplomacy, feeds great-power competition. Ironically, it could delay future efforts toward further regional economic integration.
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman spoke about how the United States has worked with partners and allies to build a peaceful and prosperous post-war order in Northeast Asia, and the future of U.S. policy in the region.
Thailand finds itself struggling to escape the middle income trap and adjust to changing trade structures in a dynamic region. Amid a combination of both tough scrutiny and encouragement from Washington and Tokyo, can the country overcome these challenges successfully?
Unlike in neighboring Pakistan, India’s army has not intervened in politics and the country has successfully preserved its democracy.
The current conflict in Ukraine has spawned the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.
Western capitals have a broad commitment to support Ukraine’s government, but the form this support should take has been much debated.
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