Regions / Asia & Pacific
Unless the U.S. is willing to use its power to strengthen the political and economic processes that will help rebuild and modernize the country, there is the danger that ethnic divisions could again split the country.
Washington insists its "train and equip force'" of 10 combat helicopters and 150 military instructors is solely intended to help Georgia combat Islamic radicals in the lawless Pankisi Gorge, allegedly a safe haven for al Qaeda militants and their Chechen
Clarifying ISAF's role in Kabul and elsewhere would strengthen the interim government's ability to respond to security issues.
As Indian opposition leaders have charged, it was part of a broader tendency toward eliminating civil liberties and scapegoating cultural minorities in an aggressive effort to impose a unified sense of nationhood on one of the world's most culturally dive
China's foreign policy has been hit hard by recent developments, including new U.S. influence on their western border.
China and North Korea in particular have expressed strong concern with the "dangerous trend" in Japan's emerging activist security posture.
U.S. President George W. Bush's upcoming trip to South Korea in mid-February is an opportunity for the Bush administration to demonstrate its new vision by explicitly support the "sunshine policy" of South Korea's President Kim Dae-Jung--a policy that has
Immediately after the September 11 attacks in New York, South Korean and U.S. forces went into a state of heightened security alert that the North claimed was "threatening," leading Pyongyang to break off ongoing negotiations on family reunions that remai
President Bush's State of the Union speech served clear notice that the U.S. "war on terror" is coming to Northeast Asia.
The alternatives to negotiating with the North are all worse than agreements that have been gotten.