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Rebalancing the US Army Towards Asia

by Paul Lushenko
Domestic political gamesmanship recently caused President Barack Obama to cancel his participation in the APEC forum and the East Asia Summit...

Hawai‘i Congresswoman Hanabusa Discusses the Importance of the Asia-Pacific and the Role of Hawai‘i for Relations with the Region

by Alex Forster
The Diplomat recently conducted an extended interview with Hawai‘i congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa. The wide-ranging discussion included topics such as the commitment of the US to the Asia-Pacific region, the ongoing negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement,...

East Sea Labeling Requirement Passes Virginia State Senate

by Alex Forster
The Virginia state Senate passed a bill last Thursday stipulating that all future textbooks approved by the state Board of Education that make reference to the Sea of Japan must contain language indicating that it is also known as the East Sea. The bill still needs to be voted on by the...

Vietnamese Coffee at the Smallest Town in the United States

by Sarin Ghimire
Joining East and West, Don Sammons, a Vietnam veteran who settled in and purchased the tiny town of Buford, Wyoming in 1992, has sold the town to a Vietnamese entrepreneur named Nguyen Dinh Pham.

Keeping the World Safe for America

by Asad Latif, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore
The view from an aircraft carrier is a lesson in the optics of power. As an iconic embodiment of the naval reach of the nation it belongs to, an aircraft carrier’s gigantic dimensions overwhelm the contours of the landscape.

Latest Edition of "Korea Matters for America" Launched at Capitol Hill Event

by Alex Forster
The latest edition of the Korea Matters for America/America Matters for Korea publication was launched on Wednesday, December 11th with an event on Capitol Hill in Washington. The publication includes analysis of trade and investment levels, mutual travel and tourism rates, student...

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