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Obama vows no US defence cuts for Asia-Pacific

Obama vows no US defence cuts for Asia-Pacific

President Barack Obama Thursday signalled a pivotal American shift to Asia, pledging he would not let Washington’s budget crunch compromise his expansive vision and military presence in the region. His commitment came a day after the United States said it […]


Expanding US Arms Sales to Asia Will Help Contain China

Expanding US Arms Sales to Asia Will Help Contain China

When it is not focused on the repetitive crisis in the European Union, Washington’s attention, including that of the Pentagon, is increasingly focused on Asia, in general, and China, in particular. This is understandable for economic, political, demographic and security […]


China to send armed patrols on Mekong: report

China to send armed patrols on Mekong: report

China and several neighbouring countries will provide armed escorts to ships navigating the Mekong River, state media said Wednesday, after 13 Chinese sailors were killed on the key waterway last month. The sailors died in a raid on two Chinese […]


For US Navy, Asia is crucial priority: admiral

For US Navy, Asia is crucial priority: admiral

The US Navy views the Asia-Pacific region as a top strategic priority even as it faces possible budget cuts that could curtail other global missions, the naval chief said Wednesday. With China’s clout rising and its military might expanding, President […]


US Military Presence in the Asia-Pacific and the Implications for Australia

US Military Presence in the Asia-Pacific and the Implications for Australia

The Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) talks next week come at a time when Australia’s most important ally is reassessing its strategic policy and disposition of forces in the Asia-Pacific region. Australia’s security has long depended upon a robust US […]


US must focus more on Asia: top diplomat

US must focus more on Asia: top diplomat

American foreign policy needs to transition from the Middle East to Asia, a top US diplomat said Monday while rejecting any notion that recent economic woes signaled the United States was in decline. Kurt Campbell, the Assistant Secretary of State […]


Role of Military Must Evolve Amid Uncertain Security Challenges

Role of Military Must Evolve Amid Uncertain Security Challenges

A more complex and uncertain international environment has inevitably led to a re-thinking of military capabilities around the world, in order to expand the spectrum of operations. Making this observation was Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen at the […]


Eyeing China, Clinton urges India to take leader role

Eyeing China, Clinton urges India to take leader role

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged India on Wednesday to be more assertive in Asia, reflecting US desire for New Delhi to emerge as a counter-weight to Chinese power. Speaking in the Indian city of Chennai — a southern […]


Asia on maritime crash course: Australia think-tank

Asia on maritime crash course: Australia think-tank

Nationalism and hunger for resources are stoking maritime disputes in Indo-Pacific Asia, with China showing “troubling signs of assertiveness at sea”, an Australian think-tank warned Tuesday. The Lowy Institute foreign policy group said there had been an “upsurge in confrontation […]


 
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