... acquiring the economic and defense capabilities sufficient for advancing their national interests, exemplifying the growing role of force in international relations by the "Russian annexation of Crimea", disputes over islands in the South China Sea and East China Sea, and the nuclear status of North Korea.
Middle Range Power – Liberalism or Realism?
In reality, Australia is developing its defense strategy based on the
concept of a
middle range power
, the rank assigned to the country ...
... requires both actors and observers to constantly share views in order to better appreciate each other’s perspectives.
Within this context one of the major changes, of course, has been the emergence of East Asia, Southeast Asia and particularly China as major poles of the global economy and global geopolitical setup. I would like to remind you that China’s ascent has coincided with ASEAN’s own emergence as an indispensible actor in regional security discussions. From a loose grouping ...
... skilled labor will transect 10 jurisdictions, rendering the usual attributes of the nation state all but obsolescent
The Asia Pacific region is today a key focal point for the world’s three political and economic giants: the United States, China and India. It is home to over half the world’s 7 billion people, it originates over half the global output and is where nearly half the world’s trade is generated.
But the political and security environment casts something of a shadow ...
... participation of leading international experts, famous politicians, business and civil society leaders, as well as guests from Europe, America and other regions.
The Shanghai Forum is co-organized by research universities from the United States, Japan, China, Singapore and Great Britain, as well as U.S. and German foundations, international corporations and think tanks.
The overall theme has been defined as “Economic Globalization and Asia’s Choice”, with the 2014 theme being “Asia ...
... mass violation of human rights, the focus has been on the need for UN Security Council sanction.
The BRICS official papers confirm its members’ resolution to work jointly to tackle security issues. The Declaration made at the summit in Sanya, China, of April 14, 2011 states that
“are deeply concerned with the turbulence in the Middle East, the North African and West African regions and sincerely wish that the countries affected achieve peace, stability, prosperity and progress ...