Category: China, Japan and East Asia

  • Quick Post: Update on India, US and Anglosphere – The Economist Writes

    Quick Post: Update on “Getting India Right : Recreating the Anglosphere” The Economist Writes on US-India relations The StrategyUnit has recently posted several articles relating to India, with the strongest being “Getting India Right : Recreating the Anglosphere“, where it is declared: “There has been discussion that just as Great Britain gracefully passed its world […]

  • Needed in Asia: Security and Energy Cooperation

    SummaryMany commentators have discussed the possibility of the Six-Party Talks on North Korea – which consist of China, Japan, US, Russia and the two Koreas – as the future basis for a security forum for Northeast Asia. East Asia is an important and dynamic region with growing economies and equally growing security needs, yet formal […]

  • Quick Links: Hamas Votes, Psiphon and State Power, Japan in Central Asia, John Woo on FISA, and Beer

    Today’s Quick Links 1. Hamas: Winning the Candidates, not Votes? Via Chief Wiggum and Coming Anarchy, comes this interesting story: A close look at the final results of last month’s Palestinian election shows that the apparent landslide that gave Hamas 74 of the 132 seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council and only 45 to the […]

  • Getting India Right : Recreating the Anglosphere

    Introduction: India, the US and the Anglosphere There has been discussion that just as Great Britain gracefully passed its world power status to the United States, the United States must look to do the same with India or else face decline in the face of a raising China. But something else that needs as much […]

  • Year of Chinese-Indian Friendship…on Oil?

    Introduction: Chinese and Indian Energy Cooperation India and China kicked off their “Year of Friendship” to a rather good start. Only a few days ago (Jan 9), China and India’s respective state-owned oil companies agreed on a joint venture on the purchase and development on oil assets in Syria. And now China and India agreed […]

  • China as a Raising Superpower, but also Insecure? A look at Geography

    Introduction Everyone is talking about China as the raising superpower, with growing voices of China as a threat to the United States. There is not doubt that if China’s economic course continues, it will be a regional than global challenger to the U.S. But what is generally never discussed or even ignored is China’s geopolitical […]

  • East Asia Summit: A Future Without America

    This week begins the first East Asia Summit (EAS) with over 16 countries invited, representing “3 billion people and one-fifth of global trade“. As the Washington Post writes: As proposed by Malaysia and championed by China, the summit was conceived as a way for the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to […]

  • Trans-Asia Energy Grid? (Mini-Post)

    Sorry for the very late posting, work has been extra busy with the coming holidays. I am working on 2-3 articles, but for now here is an interesting development via AsiaTimes’s “The foundations for an Asian oil and gas grid“: Stung by the rising international price of oil and domestic shortages coupled with high requirements […]

  • Turkey Weekend Reading: James Fellows’s Article, Kazakhstan v. Iran, China Military Bases

    Howdy All Y’All…Happy Thanksgiving Day. Here’s quick Weekend Reading…just in case you need a break from all that turkey and gravy. By the way, I’ve been doing some light posting this past two weeks, but I’ll start going back to the normal beat of things soon. OxBlog on Jame’s Fellow’s “Why Iraq Has No Army” […]

  • Enough of the Paris Riots, What about Energy Security and China?

    Quick Posting Only… The blogsophere, myself included, have been guilty on focusing too much attention on the Paris Riots. Meanwhile, China looks like its taking steps to protect itself from any looming energy crisis and threats…and such a potential crisis is far larger of a strategic threat than the riots in France. China has made […]