Tag: Asia Pacific

Asia-Pacific International Security

In recent years, security concerns in the Asia-Pacific region have risen to the forefront of national headlines. This region remains a battlefield of military showmanship, rising economic power, and governmental scandals – a goldmine of political debate. The South China…

THAAD: A Tale of Four Countries

Amidst western cacophony surrounding the rise of a new radical right in European elections, a new U.S. travel ban, and the unveiling of Republicans’ now-defeated bill to repeal Obamacare, on March 6, 2017, two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)…

An American Alliance in Confusion

This past week Rodrigo Duterte, the new president of the Philippines, made a state visit to Beijing where he gave a public speech, the rhetoric and policy of which would indicate a drastic change from the sixty-year-long status quo. “In…