partnership transcends the purely bilateral and matures tremendously
is home to a sixth of humanity", French President Nicolas
Sarkozy reminded on December 4, 2010 while seeking support for
his 2011 presidency of the G20 which will focus on global governance...
Islands incident raised concern about China's Asia strategy
captain of a Chinese fishing vessel, Zhan Qixiong, and 14 fishermen
on board were detained by the Japanese coast guard earlier this
month after their boat collided with the Japan Coast Guard patrol
Yuan and other issues may still strain
China-United States relations
trust is the basis of China-U.S. cooperation," Chinese State
Councilor Dai Bingguo said on September 7, 2010. The two countries
agree on the need for more stable relations, acknowledge the vital
Military-to-military relations are U.S. DoD's top priority in
nations must act in the face of provocations as part of their responsibility
to preserve peace and reinforce regional stability, U.S. Defense
Secretary Robert Gates said in remarks opening the first...
Short Briefing of the Second China-US Strategic and Economic
agreed upon bilateral consultation, the Second China-US Strategic
and Economic Dialogue has been held in Beijing from May 24 to 25,
2010. Chinese President Hu Jintao's special representatives, Vice
No breakthrough following North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il's visit
about the U.S. Defense Department’s Nuclear Posture Review
before the Senate Armed Services Committee on April 20, 2010, Deputy
Undersecretary of Defense for Policy James N...
Bis repetita of a political crisis, Nepal is at a delicate and
May 5, 2010, Karin Landgren, the Secretary-General’s Representative
in Nepal, told the Security Council (SC) that the country is at
a “delicate and critical moment,” as negotiators work
19th Summit Meeting re-energized EU - Japan relationship
1991 Joint Declaration on relations between the European Community
and its Member States and Japan established common principles and
shared objectives in the political, economic...
European Union strengthens its economic cooperation with Asia
European Union (EU) and Asia commit to strengthening economic cooperation
links as a result of the "lessons learned from the crisis",
declared the Second Vice-President and Minister of...
The United States and Pakistan commit to a long-term strategic
is a meeting between equals," said U.S. military officials.
In recent years, misperceptions and mistrust have grown between
the United States and Pakistan. On March 24, 2010, the two countries
Asia-Pacific is a priority of Russia's and United States' foreign
region (APR) area includes much of East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia
and Oceania. A number of analysts also add South Asia with Pakistan
and India. This week, Russian and U.S. officials...
Australia faces a range of complex security challenges
23 February 2010, Australia launched (pdf) its 2010 Counter-Terrorism
White Paper titled Securing Australia, Protecting Our Community.
As Australia faces a range of complex, dynamic and...
Cyber threat now a diplomatic and intelligence priority?
President Barack Obama made clear two months into his presidency
that cybersecurity would be a top priority. On 12 January 2010,
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told in a statement that
New steps for the stabilization of
Afghanistan and Pakistan
U.S. President Barack Obama's speech on Afghanistan Strategy at
West Point last December, U.S. officials repeated that the military
strategy would have to be completed by a...
Taiwan remains the most sensitive
issue between U.S. and China
his speech on 27 July 2009 before the opening session of the U.S.-China
Strategic and Economic Dialogue, President Obama observed that
the “relationship between the United States and China will...
No hope outside six-party talks, U.S. tells North Korea
11 January 2010, the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's
Republic of Korea (DPRK – North Korea) issued a statement
that proposes the signing of a peace treaty with the United States
Korea poses the most immediate risks to the stability of East Asia
Korea (DPRK) has been at the center of the international scene
for the last week. By inviting Stanford Professor Siegfried S.
Hecker, a former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, at
government has changed, not Foreign Policy
September 11, 2010, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard appointed
her predecessor, former PM Kevin Rudd (2007-2010) as her new government's
Foreign Minister in replacement of Stephen Smith...
Decisions by CSTO and Russia will be central to Kyrgyzstan's
started in northwestern Kyrgyzstan on April 6, 2010 and spread
throughout the capital, Bishkek, on April 7, 2010. It ultimately
led to the ouster of former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev’s...
Not much progress towards free elections in Myanmar (Burma)
much longer can Myanmar afford to wait for national reconciliation,
democratic transition and full respect for human rights?" UN
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked on July 4, 2009. "The
After 60 years, China - India relations seem fine, not much more
People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of India
have emerged as two of the fastest growing economies in the world.
April 1, 2010 marked the 60th anniversary of the establishment...
Can Thailand's political crisis turn into a civil war?
is going through the worst political crisis since 1992 when protests
against the army culminated in the death of about forty people.
The latest confrontation between the police, the military...
U.S.-Japan alliance is still the most powerful in Asia
year marks the Fiftieth Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty
of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United
States. U.S. military relations with Japan remain strong despite...
Australia-Indonesia partnership is a bilateral and mutual strategic
President of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono,
visited Australia on March 9-11, 2010. This was his second state
visit to Australia as President, and his first visit to Australia...
Russia and China view the changing world differently
their speeches at the 46th Munich Security Conference (2010), the
Russian and Chinese Foreign Ministers, Sergey Lavrov and Yang Jiechi,
described a world whose economic and strategic landscape is...
Pakistan clearly intensifies its cooperation with the West
officials have said little in public on the capture in Pakistan
of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s second-in-command
to Mohammad Omar, but White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs...
Change in foreign policy and internal tensions jeopardize Sri
Army Commander and Chief of Defence Staff of Sri Lanka, General
(Retd.) Sarath Fonseka was arrested by the Military Police on 8
February 2010 in the evening. Major General Prasad Samarasinghe...
Security in India has improved but hostile groups still active
the security situation in India has improved and the number of
security incidents has gone down in 2009 as compared to 2008. However
the number of incidents related to left-wing extremism...
Multiple challenges for London Conference
will host an international conference on Afghanistan on 28 January
2010. « This conference will be an opportunity for the
international community and Afghanistan to agree...
Political tensions put Nepal peace process at risk
more « The
major disagreements that have brought the peace process close to
a standstill remain unresolved, increasing the risk of its collapse, » United
Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned in a...