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  1. U.S. under pressure over sea dispute

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode As tensions in the South China Sea dispute degenerate into the most serious crisis in years, the 60-year-old security treaty binding the United States to the Philippines, its former colony, is under scrutiny. Manila officials are putting counterparts in Washington under pressure for a robust rhetorical response to what they describe as a string of recent incursions ...

  2. Small steps towards a sound relationship

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the United States have key roles to play on both these issues. Further afield, China's help will be needed to curb Iran's nuclear proliferation, end ethnic unrest in Sudan ... of transparency that has so often plagued ties in the past. The presidents' discussion yesterday was wide-ranging. They spoke about swine flu, the state of the global economy and regional security. ...

  3. Bones of contention

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... and today, he has had to face his first and possibly biggest foreign policy challenges. In co-ordinating policies with the United States, Mr Lee has said repeatedly that he wants to 'strengthen ...

  4. A chance to transform the Korean peninsula

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... co-operation and a strengthened relationship with the United States'. Moreover, Mr Lee intends to take a more realistic approach to North Korea. For instance, he is expected to address its human ...

  5. Information should be free, students told

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... standard for liberties, he said. 'Despite the fact that it happened in countries all around the world, including the United States, we have developed to a point where no countries should ... to certain inalienable liberties. 'These freedoms of expression and worship- of access to information and political participation- we believe are universal rights,' he said. 'They ...

  6. A military message for Beijing

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson The United States will lead a series of naval exercises in the Pacific this summer, intended to underscore the increasing US military presence in the region, its ability ... Australia, Chile, Japan, South Korea and Peru. It is no accident that US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is visiting three of these countries- Australia, Chile and Peru- on her current tour ...

  7. And what about China?

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favours only the prosperous.' But the policies that brought the US to its present parlous state were adopted by a president and Congress chosen ...

  8. Young, gifted and black, but is Obama ready to be president?

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... of the political science unit at the University of Illinois, Chicago, said: 'He certainly has a compelling personal story and that's always important. It's part of building a constituency. ... to be elected to the US Senate, wowing voters and party colleagues with his telegenic appeal, cool articulacy, charisma and ideological talk of a united America and the politics of inclusion. ...

  9. The Weather Underground

    Posted Aug 14th 2005, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott The Weather Underground Starring: Bernardine Dohrn, Mark Rudd, Brian Flanagan, David Gilbert, Bill Ayers Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel The film: The late 1960s were a wild time in the US, as students and peace activists hit the streets sc ...

  10. US defence strategy in Korea has time on its side

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the United States is going to always maintain a military presence in the Pacific.' Yet, evidence abounds that the North Korean army is incapable of invading South Korea with any chance ...




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