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  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Findlay, Christopher (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2006-03)
    Some Asian leaders have declared the emergence of a "new regionalism," pointing to the conclusion of numerous preferential trading agreements and other integrative initiatives. In Reshaping The Asia Pacific Economic Order ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Sutter, Robert G. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2006-05)
    U.S.-China relations currently are beset by a broad range of economic, diplomatic, and security challenges. Chinese President Hu Jintao and President Bush proved unable to realize notable progress on these issues during ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Nye, Joseph S. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2006-07)
    North Korea's decision to test-fire at least seven missiles on July 4 proved that, regardless of apparent technological weaknesses, it remains a threat to regional stability. The launchings prompted sharp denunciations and ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Abramowitz, Morton (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2006-09)
    The era of absolute American preeminence in East Asia is over, asserts Amb. Morton Abramowitz, who with Amb. Stephen Bosworth wrote Chasing the Sun: Rethinking East Asian Policy (The Century Foundation: 2006). The region ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Kelly, James A. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2006-11)
    For nearly 15 years, North Korea's quest to be achieve nuclear power status has created a tense environment in Northeast Asia. Those tensions came to a head on October 9 when Pyongyang tested a nuclear device, an act that ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Johnston, J. Bennett (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2007-01)
    "A new sheriff has come to town, taking the reins with a purpose," Congressman Tom Lantos (D., California) said on January 5, the day he assumed leadership of the House Foreign Affairs Committee from his Republican ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Blair, Dennis C. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2007-03)
    On January 11, the Chinese military used a groundbased ballistic missile to destroy one of its aging satellites. Washington and other governments expressed concern that China's test violated a spirit of cooperation concerning ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Hills, Carla A. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2007-05)
    Since the Democratic-controlled Congress convened on January 4, U.S. lawmakers have held numerous hearings and introduced legislation aimed at rectifying the "unfairness" underlying the U.S. trade deficit with China. Many ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Leach, Jim (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2007-07)
    Congress is poised to pass legislation aimed at rectifying the massive, $232.5 billion U.S.-China trade deficit primarily by imposing trade sanctions on China over its undervalued currency (see article below). Not a few ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Pritchard, Charles J. (Jack) (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2007-09)
    Earlier this year, there appeared to be a breakthrough in the arduous Six Party Talks when North Korea agreed to a two-phase action plan that would culminate in its disabling all nuclear facilities. About six weeks later, ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Faleomavaega, Eni (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2007-11)
    Hon. Eni Faleomavaega (D., American Samoa) assumed the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment in January 2007, although he has served on this panel since his election ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Roy, J. Stapleton (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2008-01)
    The United States faces a number of challenges in its relations with the nations of the Asia Pacific owing to important changes in the nations themselves as well as in the dynamics between them. China's rise economically, ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Bergsten, C. Fred (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2008-03)
    The Bush Administration has argued that the economic challenges caused by China's burgeoning surplus and undervalued currency are best addressed through engagement—a combination of bilateral dialogue and an "intelligent ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Green, Michael J. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2008-05)
    During the past 60 years, the United States and Japan have developed a strong relationship based on common values such as basic human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in the global community. The two economies have ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Krueger, Anne (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2008-11)
    President Bush was upbeat about the outcome of the Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy, which he convened November 15 in Washington, but careful not to oversell it as the solution to the world's problems. He ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Bouton, Marshall (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2008-07)
    With China's emergence as a global economic power, American lawmakers have become concerned about the extent to which it is expanding its influence in Asia and elsewhere through the use of "soft power." Senate Foreign ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Schriver, Randall G.; Schiffer, Michael (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2008-09)
    U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently described Asia as "the center of gravity in a rapidly globalizing world." The new American president who assumes the leadership mantle in January 2009 will inherit some difficult ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Kolbe, Jim (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2009-01)
    During his two terms in office, President Bush sought to overhaul the U.S. system for delivering foreign assistance to support post-9/11 national security and foreign policy goals. Some of the former administration’s aid ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Berman, Howard (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2009-03)
    Rep. Howard Berman (D., California), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, set forth an ambitious agenda for the 111th Congress. It includes broad programmatic improvements, such as reforming the U.S. foreign ...
  • U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Eswar Prasad (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council, 2009-07)
    The U.S. Federal Reserve anticipates that the American economy will begin to improve later this year. Experts also foresee an upturn in China’s economy by the year’s end, which, in turn, may help to pull up other Asian ...

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