... cooperation between Beijing and Washington in disaster clean-up operations, interaction between military doctors, joint training exercises for engineering troops and participation in humanitarian aid programmes.
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The Asia-Pacific: More Stable than Anyone
They are hardly ground-breaking – they do allow for broader military cooperation between Beijing and Washington, and thus cool the explosive potential of mutual distrust in Chinese–U.S. relations....
... Japan, which has followed compliantly in the USA’s wake during the whole postwar period, suits this role better than others. As a result the main results of the visit were limited to two points: the key role of the American security system in the Asia-Pacific region was reconfirmed, and the American trade and economic initiative to create the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is essentially unfavourable to Japan itself, was advertised.
As far as the American security system is concerned, here the ...
The Future of Japanese Military Power
The Future of Japanese Military Power
Today, the Asia-Pacific region once again faces the Japanese question: is Japan a peace-broker or peace-breaker? What is the future for Japanese military power? So far, there are two main views on its military reforms. On the one hand, Abe’s aspiration is ...
No one supports a Chinese challenge to American power in the region, not even Russia
Political pundits routinely identify the Asia-Pacific region as a potential flashpoint for a future war between the great powers. Yes, China is rising, Japan is rearming, and the United States has announced a "pivot" to Asia. But the real risk of a great power war in the Asia-Pacific ...
The snowballing development of space-based weapons and looming militarization of space, although hardly imminent, pose a relatively new problem for Asia-Pacific, where there is real development potential that could, someday, make a surprise breakthrough.
There are several reasons to pay close attention to China’s space program and especially its military component. First, China is the region's ...
influential American magazine
began to argue that China’s inclusion in the TPP project is in the United States’ national interest.
The lively discussion at the last APEC session in Indonesia of the idea to create a Free Trade Area for the Asia-Pacific Region (FTAAPR) in November 2014 contrasted with the failed attempt to sign a final agreement on the TPP in Singapore in February the same year. This
accounts for 80 percent of Japan's exports, 60 percent of imports and 70 percent ...
On December 10-11, 2014, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov visited Beijing to take part in an international roundtable on regional and global security sponsored by the China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies and attended by key foreign policy experts, former diplomats and statesmen from China, Australia, India, Singapore, the United States, South Korea and Japan.
The participants discussed modern trends in development of international relations, security in Northeast and Southeast...
... after the breakup of the USSR has actually been inertia, thereby opening opportunities for the U.S.A. and the People's Republic of China (PRC) to gain a strong foothold in Vietnam. With Russia once again intent on achieving a meaningful presence in Asia-Pacific, it appears appropriate to analyze the role of a strategic partnership with Vietnam within Russia’s regional strategy and a rapprochement as such in relation to Chinese and American interests.
Strategic Partnership: Fact or Fiction
On November 6-7, 2014 in Tokyo, RIAC and the Tokyo Foundation held international conference "Russian-Japanese Strategic Dialogue."
Lead by Diplomacy Chair at MGIMO-University Ambassador
, the Russian team included Head of Oriental Studies Chair at MGIMO-University
Deputy Director of MSU Institute for Asian and African Studies
, MGIMO-University Professor
, Guest Researcher of Hosai University...
Asia Pacific Security Developments: A Regional
The PLA's modernization has become both a headache and a critical motive for the U.S. forces to step up their own upgrading, and the same is true of other Asia-Pacific countries including Japan and Vietnam. Washington began revising its force development to account for China's rise back in 2005, when the administration of George Bush Jr. decided to make the Pacific Ocean home to the
60 percent of its nuclear-powered ...