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The Geopolitics of Shale

By   /  December 26, 2012  /  Highlights, Pacific  /  Comments Off on The Geopolitics of Shale

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By Robert D. Kaplan Chief Geopolitical Analyst   According to the elite newspapers and journals of opinion, the future of foreign affairs mainly rests on ideas: the moral impetus for humanitarian intervention, the various theories governing exchange rates and debt rebalancing necessary to fix Europe, the rise of cosmopolitanism alongside the stubborn vibrancy of nationalism […]

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Tensions rise across East China Sea

By   /  December 23, 2012  /  Pacific, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Tensions rise across East China Sea

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[Video] Violent protests over the ownership of some uninhabited islands have brought the fractious relationship between Japan and China into the spotlight. From both sides of the East China Sea, the FT’s Mure Dickie examines the issue of rising nationalism.   Source: Financial Times

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Commander of U.S. Pacific Forces Underscores U.S. Commitment to Asia

By   /  December 12, 2012  /  Media, Pacific, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Commander of U.S. Pacific Forces Underscores U.S. Commitment to Asia

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[Video] “America is a Pacific power, and [U.S. Pacific Command] looks forward to the hard work ahead to allow us to do our part to keep a dynamic Asia-Pacific hopeful, peaceful and secure for decades to come,” Admiral Samuel Locklear told Asia Society on December 6, 2012.   Source: ASIA SOCIETY

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China-Japan island dispute gets ugly

By   /  December 12, 2012  /  Media, Pacific  /  Comments Off on China-Japan island dispute gets ugly

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[Video] A spat over a disputed island chain in the East China Sea could jeopardise Japan and China’s multi-billion dollar trade relationship.   Source: REUTERS TV

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