'Pompeo has a hard selling job. There is still no real positive trade story for Asia coming out of the United States.'
It is quite unfortunate that the White House showed explicit discomfort toward the South Korean government’s proposal for a South-North military dialogue. On July 17, White House press secretary Sean Spicer replied to a request to offer an opinion on the issue by stating that the question should be asked of the South [Read more]
The world is returning to its original shape.
It is not possible to describe the trajectory of China’s rise in recent years as anything but meteoric.
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump argued on May 4 that American allies, including South Korea, must pay 100 percent of their defense fees. In a CNN interview that aired on the same day, he said, “Why not 100 percent?” when asked to give his opinion on the testimony of Vincent Brooks, the current [Read more]
In this 21st century strategic battle between West Pacific missiles and silver bullets, who will come out ahead?
The U.S. "pivot to Asia" strategy is now coming to fruition. Having begun its about-face in 2009 with a resounding declaration from Hillary Clinton that "the United States is back," the world's last remaining superpower is now showing signs of life in its high-torque maneuver that once looked more likely to break its [Read more]
The G-20 Financial Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting has perhaps become the most important event for the world economy. A great deal was discussed at the meeting from Feb. 26 to 27 in Shanghai.
But the center of attention was the situation in the Asian-Pacific region, especially in China. On the first day [Read more]
The presence of clearly defined national foreign trade and economic priorities helps officials.