Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif's trip to Saudi Arabia and meetings with the very apex of the leadership of that country have yielded a set of official details that emphasized the need for continuing security and counterterrorism cooperation between the two countries.
November brings Veterans Day in the U.S., and also this year the 50th anniversary of the major battle in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam involving the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division. Casualty rates on both sides made this one of the costliest battles of that long war, and ironically reinforced the strategies of both Hanoi and Washington.
The human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran remains grim and dire despite a number of diplomatic breakthroughs and an overall thaw in relations between the Tehran regime and the West. ....
There is a common complaint that there are more summits between regional leaders in East Asia than in any other part of the world, usually with few outcomes and little reward. Even so, the one that took place on Monday between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye is highly significant.
The ongoing unofficial blockade by India has exposed Nepal's vulnerability, particularly in meeting its "thirst for oil."
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The free thinkers, mainly of my generation and immediate younger generation, are under the machete. This year we lost secular writer Avijit Roy, bloggers Oyasiqur Rahman, Ananta Bijoy Das, Niladri Chowdhury Niloy and publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan.
China suffered a double whammy in the South China Sea last week as the United States Navy carried out a freedom-of-navigation operation, sending a destroyer to within 12 nautical miles of artificial islands in the Spratly Island group,
As you listen to the unfolding discussion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, do not be surprised if you hear as much about geo-strategic competition as you do about trade or economics.
As tensions mount in the South China Sea, the Japanese are worried their self-defense forces will be involved in armed conflicts between the United States and the People's Republic of China.
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Taiwan "techpreneurs," take note. During our recent Milken Institute Asia Summit held a few weeks back in Singapore, we shared several lessons from the U.S. state of California that Asia, including Taiwan, can build on if the region is to become a center of global invention and innovation.