Regions / Japan
If Obama thought his short pass through Pacific would boost the much-vaunted U.S. “pivot” to Asia, he soon discovered that the world is not cooperating with his best-laid plans.
By linking itself to Washington in its territorial disputes with China, the Philippines risks getting caught up in a superpower conflict.
Driven by a rising China and arms exports from the United States, military spending in Asia is on the increase.
When a government refuses to apologize for war crimes, it means it would be willing to commit them again.
Washington's past and present foreign policies are sustaining the fraught security environment in East Asia.
Disaster relief has increasingly become part of the justification for increased U.S. troop deployments in the Asia-Pacific region.
Under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s chauvinistic surge has inflicted unmistakable damage on its national brand image.
The lumbering aircraft carrier known as the United States should be executing a pivot that lives up to its name: a shift from the martial to the pacific.
The Obama administration's "Pacific Pivot" is wreaking environmental havoc on the pristine ecosystems of the Asia-Pacific region.
If it weren't for decades of Western-backed political and economic repression, the Philippines might have joined the Asian Tigers years ago.