China’s Quest to Isolate Japan May Backfire

China

By Bonnie Glaser & Jacqueline Vitello Beijing has upped the ante in its dispute with Tokyo by launching an intensive campaign to ostracize Japan in the international community. In late April, China will host in Qingdao the Western Pacific Naval…

The Leaderboard: Lee Ju-yeol

Who is he? Mr. Lee Ju-yeol is the new governor of the Bank of Korea (BOK). A 35-year veteran of the bank, Lee had served in a number of key roles. He was a deputy to Governor Kim Chong-soo from…

Myanmar’s Census: Risks Beyond the Rohingya Issue

Mon state

By Courtney Weatherby Myanmar is in the process of conducting its first census in 30 years despite concerns over its impact on increasing communal tensions between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya in western Myanmar. The government’s decision not to let…

Why Obama and Abe Should Take Lead on TPP

Japan, U.S.

By Michael J. Green & Matthew P. Goodman Barack Obama has described himself as America’s first Pacific president. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged that Japan “is not now and will never be a tier-two country.” Before they meet in Tokyo this month,…

The Leaderboard: G.N. Singh

Who is he? Dr. Gyanendra Nath Singh is currently the Drug Controller General of India at the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), a post similar to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner. Why is he in the…

The Leaderboard: Awang Adek

Who is he? Awang Adek Hussin is Malaysia’s new ambassador-designate to the United States. Awang previously served as deputy finance minister from 2006 to 2008 and again from 2009 to 2013. Before that he spent nearly a decade at the…

No Exit from Pakistan: A Review

Pakistan

By Donald Camp No Exit from Pakistan: America’s Tortured Relationship with Islamabad by Daniel S. Markey, Cambridge University Press, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-1107623590, 253 pp., $71.16 (Hardcover), $25.19 (Paperback), $12.49 (Kindle). There is much to ponder in this well-written and comprehensive…

Can Asia prevent its own Crimea?

China

By Bonnie Glaser & Ely Ratner With the world watching Ukraine with wary eyes, the U.S. Navy’s lead admiral in the Pacific suggested Asia could face a similar crisis if the continent’s other major power continues on its current path. Since 2009, China has…