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Asia

North Korea: This time we’re really s...

Sep 13, 2017

A week after North Korea’s sixth test of a nuclear weapon, this one a high-yield hydrogen bomb, followed by an emergency UN Security Council meeting

All North Korea options are bad, but pick o...

Aug 14, 2017

The issue The latest news from North Korea is not to be dismissed as just another report about another missile test. Nor should US warnings

China loses badly in court, but doesn’...

Jul 18, 2016

China has suffered one of the most ignominious legal defeats ever handed out to a major power by an international court.  On 12 July 2016,

After 70 years, Japan is ready to be a mili...

Jul 15, 2016

Earlier this month, the Japanese government won parliamentary elections which presage the most revolutionary change in Japan’s place in the world since its defeat in

The little known legal battle over the Sout...

Jan 04, 2016

While the world’s attention has focused on US and Australian naval and air patrols challenging China’s claim to 90% of the South China Sea, the

Japan sheds its past, now a military power

Oct 29, 2015

Japan has taken a giant leap forward in its return to the status of a major military power. In September, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic

Asia/Pacific: Three reasons why Canada need...

Aug 28, 2015

Canada’s vital foreign policy interest lies in getting right its relations with the United States, including such mundane things as border management and an array

China South China Sea

Does China have a hidden agenda?

Jul 01, 2014

The recent tension between China and other Asian nations has been curious to some observers. According to the Australian government, antagonizing its neighbours such as

China tensions rise in South China Sea

China redraws map giving itself everything,...

Jun 26, 2014

China has apparently settled the ongoing territorial dispute over the South China Sea by issuing a new map in which the country has taken almost

China sends oil rigs to South China Sea

China sends oil rigs to disputed waters, sa...

Jun 21, 2014

In the South China Sea, where many countries lay claim to parts of its waters, China has sent four more oil rigs. China claims up