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Beyond Choosing Between China and the US

by Satu Limaye
The current "balance of relations" in the Asia Pacific is at risk if the United States and China pressure countries in the region to "choose" between them.
Irrespective of the upcoming election results, social media has created a nascent and more pluralistic online political environment where Cambodians exchange different political viewpoints freely.

ASEAN and US Cities "Link" to Address Climate Change

by Evan Roe
Seven ASEAN cities will send delegations to the Climate Leadership Academy (CLA) program in Jakarta on August 13-15, jointly run by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), two US-based nonprofits.

ASEAN is a Growing Market for US Pork Exports

by Alex Forster
New trade data published last week by the US Department of Agriculture indicates that US pork exports are on the rise in the ASEAN region. This is particularly good news, as exports to Japan, China and South Korea are currently on the decline.

The Expanding Indo-Japanese Partnership

by K.V. Kesavan
The May 2013 Joint Statement signed by the two leaders refers to the elaborate institutional framework the two countries have built together for conducting dialogues and consultations covering a wide range of political and economic subjects, including shared security concerns.

Strategic Implications of TPP: Answering the Critics

by Ellen Frost
Far from thwarting Asian regionalism, TPP merely adds a new overlay. It gives ASEAN an additional incentive to achieve its goal of an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015. It has also set a major new pan-Asian grouping in motion.