U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is off to Asia this week to attend the 7th annual meeting of the International Institute of Strategic Studies’ Asia Security Summit in Singapore, better known as the Shangri-la “dialogue” on Asia-Pacific security issues.
His trip is generating fresh speculation Continue reading →
Take economic tremors in the United States that quite possibly could spread to Asia, add a billion Chinese who are feeling a little disrespected by the rest of the world, stir in a new conservative prime minister in South Korea and a Mandarin-speaking Prime Minister of Australia and what do you get?
Just about the perfect time, in the thinking of Center President Charles Morrison, for the latest gathering of the U.S. Asia Pacific Council of the East West Center. Continue reading →