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Two significant geopolitical issues dominate East Asia; the North Korean nuclear showdown and China's maritime claims and expansion in the disputed South China Sea.
 
What a difference a year makes. Last year, at the 29th ASEAN summit in Laos, a Chairman's Statement, without mentioning China,
 
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U.S. President Donald Trump gave his Taiwanese counterpart Tsai Ing-wen a slap in the face on Thursday. It was a shrewd and cold snub, and one that Tsai asked for.
 
In a few weeks, Tsai Ing-wen will mark her first anniversary as president of Taiwan.
 
One thing President Ma Ying-jeou dared not do while Sunflower student protesters occupied the chamber of the Legislative Yuan in 2014, his successor Tsai Ing-wen did last Wednesday.
 
Though the political setting of the upcoming French presidential election bears superficial comparison to the U.S. election of 2016, the contest is anything but an American rerun. While an establishment favorite is opposing a firebrand nationalist, the jarring reality remains that this is the first runoff election in the history of the Fifth Republic since 1958 where neither of the major parties have a candidate.
 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has probably been weakened rather than strengthened by grasping for even more power.
 
There's troubling news from across the Bosphorus, the narrow slip of water separating Europe from Asia Minor. In a decisive but divisive referendum, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly gained the political blessing he sought by winning 51 percent of the nationwide vote.
 
North Korea's failed missile test on Sunday provides an opportunity for the United States to press for more stringent sanctions and for China to demonstrate its willingness to curb Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
 
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