The Mongolia-Alaska State Partnership Program was launched in 2003, when the Alaska National Guard agreed to share its expertise in peace support operations, disaster management, and military reserves with the Mongolian military. The Alaska National Guard-Mongolia partnership is also...

Congressional Delegation Travels to Asia, Republican Members Issue Op-Ed

by Alex Forster
Concurrent to President Obama's recent trip, nine members of the US House of Representatives also traveled to Japan, South Korea, and China. The eight Republicans on the trip jointly authored a CNN Op-Ed calling for strong engagement with Asia.
U.S. President Barack Obama started off his four-nation, eight-day Asia-Pacific trip in Tokyo on April 23, 2014, as Japan’s state guest. The bilateral talks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe covered a wide range of topics including security, economy, and global challenges. Though...

Philippines-US Security Relations: Deepening the Alliance

by Alex Forster
In this essay, the authors explain the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement or EDCA, its political, economic, and security implications to the Philippines and the rest of the region, as well as identify the challenges that it will face.

Australia’s Gains in Northeast Asia Pave the Way for Obama’s Trip

by Damien Tomkins
Abbott’s many deliverables from his trip reflect that one of America’s closest allies in the region is committed to deepening its ties both with other US allies and with America’s main strategic competitor, simultaneously reinforcing the US alliance structure and keeping the door...