The Conundrum Behind the TPP’s Environmental Chapter

September 16, 2015

The TPP can be the largest and most environmentally friendly trade agreement in history, if the US lets it. The July 2015 US State Department Trafficking in People report was met with staunch criticism both from congressional lawmakers and human rights activists after Malaysia, previously...

How the Pivot Reinforced Asian Disputes

February 20, 2014

The US pivot to Asia has not seen a change in the regional balance of power. After eight years of perceived foreign policy misadventure under the Bush administration, President Barack Obama promised a new era in America’s relationship with the rest of the world. Initially, his approach to...

The US Rebalance Toward Asia

February 12, 2014

Washington's shift toward Asia has provoked feelings of insecurity within the region. Background Following promises of increased economic integration, US President Barack Obama canceled his Asia tour last October, due to the government shutdown, missing two summits: the Asia-Pacific Economic...