Global Insights

U.S. Seeks to Reassure Japan, South Korea on Asia Pivot

By Richard Weitz
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Ashton Carter recently concluded his first visit to East Asia since becoming U.S. secretary of defense. His discussions in Japan and South Korea signaled that he has quickly become a pivotal player in the administration’s policy of “rebalancing” U.S. strategic priorities toward the region. more

World Citizen

U.S. Frets as Key Allies Flock to Join China’s AIIB

By Frida Ghitis
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The new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the brainchild of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has become a source of friction not only between the U.S. and China, but also between Washington and its top allies. One by one, major U.S. partners have decided to defy Washington’s wishes and join the AIIB. more

Global Insider

South Korea Proves a Reliable Economic Partner for Latin America

By The Editors
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South Korean President Park Geun-hye left Thursday for Colombia, the first stop on her weeklong tour of Latin America. In an interview, Juan Felipe Lopez Aymes, a researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, discussed South Korea’s ties with Latin America. more

Strategic Horizons

Iran Deal Opponents Have Forgotten the Logic of Arms Control

By Steven Metz
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Last week, U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a diplomatic framework designed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. But after several decades with no major arms control agreements, the American public and its elected representatives no longer understand the complex logic of arms control. more