Image Credit: DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/asias-minilateral-moment/ With fear of U.S. abandonment on the rise, Asian states are looking to increase cooperation with each other. By Tongfi Kim June 13, 2017 “The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president created many problems for U.S….
http://mwi.usma.edu/japans-july-10-upper-house-election-implications-us-national-security/ Nori Katagiri writes that “the July 10 upper-house election in Japan will have important implications for the US-Japan alliance and the stability of East Asia, but the effect should not be exaggerated.” For more on US-Japan relations: https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33740.pdf
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/world/asia/vietnam-us-arms-embargo-obama.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share HANOI, Vietnam — The United States is rescinding a decades-old ban on sales of lethal military equipment to Vietnam, President Obama announced at a news conference in Hanoi on Monday, ending one of the last legal vestiges of the Vietnam War.