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APEC: Continuity & Evolution

By Monica Whaley Enough with the ‘clever’ jibes about silly shirts or acronym fatigue. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a robust, reliable and flexible “multi-tool” in the United States’ foreign and economic policy toolkit that has served U.S. interests effectively…

Asian War Cries

By Michael Vatikiotis It has been a terrible year so far in terms of security in the Asia Pacific region. Japan and China have come close to trading blows over disputed Senkaku/ Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea; North Korea…

The Leaderboard: Bob Carr

Who is he? Prime Minister Julia Gillard selected Robert “Bob” Carr to fill a vacancy in the Australian Senate in March 2012 and appointed him foreign minister. Earlier in his career, Carr was the premier of New South Wales from…

The Leaderboard: Yash Ghai

Who is he? Professor Yash Ghai is a scholar born in Kenya specializing in public, constitutional, and human rights law and development. He previously held prestigious positions at Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, and The National University of Singapore.…