Autor: Dan Blumenthal
A Japan That Can Say Yes. We should welcome the nationalism of Prime Minister Abe
The Conventional Wisdom is that the ascension of Japan's Shinzo Abe to the prime minister's post is bad news for Japan and, by extension, the United States. Abe is an ardent nationalist who, the thinking goes, will unleash the country's lurking militarism, thus isolating Japan and, indirectly, Washington from the rest of Asia.
Fear and Loathing in Asia
China is working to undermine Americas bilateral alliances. And it is having some success with South Korea, as well as providing countries such as India with the opportunity to play Beijing and Washington off against each other or at least compete for their courtship.
Qué hemos ganado en Irak
Considere que en tres años, Irak ha pasado de soportar una dictadura brutal a elegir democráticamente un gobierno provisional para ratificar una nueva constitución redactada por los iraquíes, pasando por elegir democráticamente un gobierno permanente el pasado diciembre.
Who Are Those Guys? Understanding the ties between Ansar al Islam, the GSPC, the Sudanese Islamic Army, and al Qaeda
Skeptics of Iraqi ties to al Qaeda appear prepared to argue that even if Saddam did have substantial connections to Ansar al Islam, the GSPC, and the Sudanese Islamic Army, these relations do not constitute ties to al Qaeda.
Wishful Thinking in Our Time
Months overdue, the Pentagon's annual report to Congress on China's military power is a mix of happy talk, flabby strategic musings, and sobering facts. No doubt this analytic confusion explains the quite divergent news accounts of the report when it was released on July 19.
Strengthening the U.S.-Australian Alliance
Prime Minister John Howard of Australia has made the strategic gamble that a tight alliance with the United States is better for his countrys national security than the narrow pursuit of self-reliance. As a result, Australia is an active participant in the global war on terror and has developed a stronger diplomatic position in Asia than it has enjoyed in years.
Liens Trip Takes Taiwan Down the Wrong Path
The problems Taiwan faces today are not unusual. Newly elected democrats often struggle to learn how to govern and opposition parties just as often struggle to learn how to criticize the government policies without undercutting the government.
The Revival of the U.S.-Japanese Alliance
This is the first issue of Asian Outlook, a new bimonthly publication that will identify and analyze specific topics that either concern American strategic interests in Asia today or will assume greater importance in the near future.