Posted by DavidDay on Dec 14, 2013 in Blog, China, China, Critical National / Regional Security Issues, Foreign Policy/Geopolitics, Japan, Japan, Korean Peninsula, Military, Northeast Asia, Our Media, PRC/China, Regional Security/Flashpoints, Senkakus, South China Sea Claims, South Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Taiwan Straits | 0 comments
Are there unusual crossovers of the new China ADIZ (Air Defense Identification Zone) with both Taiwan and South Korea? There are and the Taiwan piece is perhaps something that most people do not know. Is China’s new ADIZ over the Senkaku islands a precursor to further ADIZs China may have in mind? What is this new Air Defense Zone that China has imposed in the East China Sea all about? How did we get here? What about the schizophrenic, wires-crossed responses coming out of the Pentagon and the State Department?
“Asia in Review” host David Day engages in a fascinating conversation with special guest Michael Sacharski. Mr. Sacharski has lived and worked in China as an American executive and entrepreneur for some 3+ decades and shares some interesting insights into the Chinese thinking behind this new strategy. Mr. Sacharski is the CEO of Pacific Enterprise Capital.Read More
Posted by DavidDay on Aug 19, 2013 in All Southeast Asia, Blog, China, Critical National / Regional Security Issues, Foreign Policy/Geopolitics, Japan, Military, Our Media, PRC/China, Regional Security/Flashpoints, South China Sea Claims, Taiwan, Taiwan Straits | 0 comments
America’s relationship with Taiwan has waxed and waned since 1949, when Nationalist forces fled there following defeat by the Communists on mainland China in a lengthy and bloody civil war.
Following this disastrous defeat and retreat, the US provided the security umbrella and economic incentives that helped propel the Taiwan into one of Asia’s leading economic “Tigers”. Taipei, in turn, supported US foreign policy and military policies. In recent years, however, a number of factors have caused that once-close relationship to drift. Some analysts say that actions by Taiwan and the US have placed Taiwan on a trajectory towards absorption by the PRC.
As one analyst noted, “Taipei is doing more damage to its own ability to deter mainland coercion and military attack than any weapon the People’s Liberation Army could conceive. This damage represents a serious threat to Taiwan’s national security, and by extension to the national security of the U.S. and Japan.” And the U.S., for its part, appears increasingly ready to sacrifice its national security and regional stability–and its fundamental beliefs as a nation–by refusing to reverse this drift.
David Day hosts this illuminating conversation with Kerry Gershaneck, a former US government official previously responsible for both “front line defense” of Taiwan and for developing key security cooperation programs with its military forces.
Posted by DavidDay on Aug 10, 2013 in All Southeast Asia, Counter-Terrorism, Critical National / Regional Security Issues, Disaster Prep & Humanitarian Aid, Foreign Policy/Geopolitics, Intl Business in Asia, Japan, Middle East, Military, Our Media, Pacific Forum CSIS, PRC/China, Taiwan, Water Security | 0 comments
Two career diplomats, a husband and wife team: Ambassadors James and Lauren Kahea Moriarty join David Day in a conversation over the wide range of roles that US Embassy staff play, and how they work and live in countries that range from the glamorous and technologically sophisticated to the brutal and primitive.
The closure of U.S. embassies in 19 Middle Eastern and African cities in the face of terrorist threats highlights the important—yet often dangerous—work of the thousands of men and women serving in U.S. Embassies as they represent American interests around the world. These men and women play crucial roles in the success of American foreign policy, economic growth, national security, and international influence. However, relatively few Americans understand what these diplomats and other Embassy staff do, nor the unique challenges and perils they face on a daily basis.
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Posted by DavidDay on Aug 5, 2013 in All Southeast Asia, Blog, Burma/Myanmar, China, Foreign Policy/Geopolitics, Indonesia, Indonesia, Japan, Japan, Korean Peninsula, Military, Myanmar/Burma, North Korea, North Korea, Our Media, Pacific Forum CSIS, Philippines, PRC/China, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Vietnam | 0 comments
Pacific Forum CSIS’s Executive Director, Brad Glosserman, reviews with David Day the key tense and potentially dangerous security Flashpoints that the Asia-Pacific Region now faces.
The conversation places these Flashpoints in the context of the rising economic dynamism of the Region, the re-focus of the “whole of government and business” into the Region and its need for stability and security. Potential border spillover Flashpoints are considered with (1) the ethnic violence in Myanmar,(2) the latest developments in the South China Sea disputes (including the possibility of China now dragging Malaysia into the fray, in addition to the Philippines and Vietnam), (3) China’s dispute with Japan over the Senkakus, and (4) the current situation with the enhanced bellicose rhetoric coming out of North Korea.
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Posted by DavidDay on Sep 27, 2012 in All Southeast Asia, Burma/Myanmar, Developments in Technology, Economic Development, Indonesia, International Business Education, Intl Business in Asia, Japan, Korean Peninsula, Our Media, Philippines, PRC/China, Taiwan, Vietnam | 0 comments
An in-depth interview with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia, Craig Allen. Hosted for Hawaii statewide television by David Day, this program explores the role of the the U.S. Department of Commerce in facilitating American business in Asian markets.
The show covers the significance of exports, initiatives for tourism, special business opportunities that are coming, the significance of the U.S. Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) and its impact upon the U.S. and Hawaii, in particular. Interestingly, the conversation also turns to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and special issues involving trade between the U.S. and China.Read More
Counter-Insurgency: Is there a Strategy that Works, Really?
For nearly 400 years, the Philippines has faced on internal, ongoing insurgency of some kind. Just since WW II, these groups have included the HUKs,the New Peoples Liberation Army (NPA),The Abu Sayyaf, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), and even the Jemiah Islamiya out of Indonesia.
In this television program broadcast in Hawaii, David Day interviews Mr. Al Santoli, the CEO of Asia America Initiative, a non-profit NGO headquartered in Washington D. C. on the challenges these insurgencies pose for the Philippines. In this fascinating conversation, Mr. Santoli describes a unique, multi-generational counter-insurgency strategy that his foundation is now successfully conducting in the radical Muslim islands of the Southern Philippines.
Mr. Al Santoli has also been a successful peace mediator between the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the U.S. Military, and the radical Muslim groups in these islands.Read More
Posted by DavidDay on Nov 26, 2011 in All Southeast Asia, Critical National / Regional Security Issues, Economic Development, Foreign Policy/Geopolitics, International Business Education, Intl Business in Asia, Japan, Our Media, Philippines, PRC/China, Regional Security/Flashpoints, South China Sea Claims, Taiwan, Taiwan Straits, Vietnam | 0 comments
In this televised, “Asia in Review” Broadcast, David Day engages Taiwan expert Prof. William Sharp in a lively discussion about Taiwan’s historic background, democratic institutions and structure, strategic challenges with China (including the South China Sea dispute), and its delicate relationship with the United States.
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Posted by DavidDay on Aug 24, 2011 in All Southeast Asia, China, Critical National / Regional Security Issues, Export Development, Foreign Policy/Geopolitics, International Business, International Business Education, Intl Business in Asia, Japan, Korean Peninsula, Military, North Korea, Northeast Asia, Our Media, Pacific Forum CSIS, PRC/China, Regional Security/Flashpoints, South China Sea Claims, South Korea, Taiwan | 0 comments
David Day hosts Pacific Forum CSIS‘s President Ralph Cossa and its Executive Director, Brad Glosserman in this television broadcast which covers some of the key macro issues now facing the Asia Region. This program also unveils the “Best Kept Secret” among business executives dealing with Asia, Pacific Forum, and the show examines the “why” and “how” of mining Pacific Forum’s knowledge and relationship “Diamonds.”Read More