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  1. Meeting in the shadow of China

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Laos. As with so much of Asia-Pacific diplomacy these days, China's rise is one of the factors behind Southeast Asia's interest in strengthening ties with its southern neighbours. ... and thus has a hefty trade surplus. But Southeast Asia invests much more in ANZ than vice versa. An Asean-ANZ free trade zone would be an influential force in Asia-Pacific affairs. Asean had ...

  2. America gets a prod from space

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Ministry spokesman assured the world that it posed no threat. But other countries, particularly US allies, are worried. The test has set alarm bells ringing in the Asia-Pacific region, where ... of ballistic missiles launches, usually operate much further out in space, at altitudes of around 36,000km. This is also where voice and data telecommunication satellites owned by many Asia-Pacific ...

  3. When the heat is on

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... is under way for the Asia-Pacific region. The region needs a similar assessment to help find how best to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, hopefully without undermining economic growth, job creation ... to a metre. Meanwhile the oceans will acidify, hitting fish stocks. Such changes will also be felt in Asia and the Pacific. The region is probably the most vulnerable to rising sea levels because ...

  4. Eastward flows the energy

    Posted Oct 06th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... of Russia's Asia-Pacific strategy. This will cause consternation in Japan just when its new leader, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is trying to reassert Japanese influence in the region. The United ... Michael Richardson Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov will go to Beijing next month amid signs that Moscow is seeking to strengthen its power in Asia. It may offer to meet ...

  5. The dance of the diplomats

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

    ... the key partners into step will be one of the main goals when Asian and Pacific leaders meet in Vietnam this weekend. Annual summits of APEC, the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum, used ... in Asia as a political lame duck after voters at home handed control of Congress to the Democrats. This will help China, which hosts the six-party talks, to lure North Korea back ...

  6. Ill-prepared for a global killer

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... to discuss an Asia-Pacific response. Just a few days earlier, Canada is to hold a conference of high-level officials on bird flu. Meanwhile, the WHO has called a meeting in Geneva next month ... Michael Richardson As bird flu spreads more widely in Asia and heads towards Europe, political leaders are scrambling to galvanise a more effective international response to the infectious ...

  7. How China could scupper US naval power

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... and 26 of the 57 attack submarines. To counter the Asia-Pacific focus of the US Navy, China is reportedly planning to deploy ballistic missiles with non-nuclear warheads and guidance systems ... the sea power of the United States for the next half century'. To defend its interests in Asia, the US has been steadily transferring more aircraft carriers and other warships from its ...

  8. Fight natural disasters with nature

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Asia-Pacific programme director of WWF. 'Places that had healthy coral reefs and intact mangroves, which act as natural buffers, were less badly hit by the tsunami than those where the reefs had ... Michael Richardson Coastal communities and their governments in Asia and around the Indian Ocean are still reeling from the destruction caused by the tsunami. They are preoccupied ...

  9. Not quite ploughshares

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... covers more than two dozen major allies. They include member states of Nato (the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation), as well Asia-Pacific countries that have long-standing mutual defence ... France, Russia and the US), plus India, Israel, Pakistan and North Korea. However in Asia, the value of extended deterrence is being called into question by several recent developments. Chief ...

  10. Nightmare scenario in the making

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... and Technology Organisation. It found unsecured cobalt in two unidentified Asia-Pacific countries. A radiological bomb may not be a real weapon of mass destruction when compared to a nuclear explosion, ...




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