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Asean wary of being used as pawn in Washington-Beijing jostling

Asean wary of being used as pawn in Washington-Beijing jostling

[Singapore] Despite the personal rapport between Donald Trump and Xi Jing-ping, Sino-US rivalry has been escalating over trade, technology, and security issues. As Trump puts it: “I am President of United States and Xi is President of China”. National interest trumps friendship. And the businessman-turned-politician has made it clear that in the contest for supremacy, America must […]

Kim says Korean Peninsula peace entirely depends on Washington’s future attitude

Kim says Korean Peninsula peace entirely depends on Washington’s future attitude

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said peace and security on the Korean Peninsula will entirely depend on Washington’s future attitude during his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, state media said Friday. In the summit held in Russia’s Far East city of Vladivostok on Thursday, Kim blamed Washington’s “unilateral” attitude for the breakdown of […]

Moon, Trump to hold summit on April 11 in Washington

Moon, Trump to hold summit on April 11 in Washington

President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, plan to hold a summit on April 11 in Washington D.C. the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Friday, amid a stalemate in nuclear talks between the U.S. and North Korea. Moon will arrive in the U.S. on April 10 and hold a summit with Trump […]

Neglected No Longer: Washington Returns to Central Asia

Neglected No Longer: Washington Returns to Central Asia

Central Asia is not, and has never been, a United States foreign-policy priority. Neither will it displace the importance of other regions to Washington anytime soon. Moreover, numerous analysts discount it as a promising area for expanded attention. Indeed, they expect US and European presence and influence there to decline as Chinese and Asian influence […]

Cascarones Waiting for Easter

Cascarones Waiting for Easter

WASHINGTON — In this March 2012 image released by Cynthia Leonor Garza, a batch of cascarones are shown at the home of Cynthia Leonor Garza in Washington, D.C. Cascarones are hollowed-out eggs that are dyed, decorated and filled with confetti, then covered with a colorful piece of tissue paper. At Easter time, families make or […]

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