Japan, U.S. Policy »

[13 November 2009, Comments Off on Interviews on the U.S.-Japan relationship, Tags: , , , , , ]

I was interviewed twice today on President Obama’s visit to Japan.

The first was for Colombia National Radio’s morning “Coffee and News” show. We spoke about the Okinawa base relocation issue, creating a more equal U.S.-Japan relationship, and Prime Minister Hatoyama’s idea for an East Asian Community. See more here.

The second was for Correio Braziliense, one of Brazil’s main politics-oriented newspapers. I’ll post a link when I have one.

U.S. Policy »

No small number of experts and non-experts are pointing out that the lack of an Obama trade policy is devastating our credibility in Asia–and that, niceties aside, Obama is bringing little to the table on his trip to Asia this week. But the story just got even worse.

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India »

Global Economic Engagement in 2008 Was Unprecedented
[9 November 2009, Comments Off on Indian Trade Looking Up?, Tags: , , ]

As reported last week in India’s Business Standard, in spite of stagnation in global trade growth over the past couple of years, India has just increased its trade activity to an impressive 54% of GDP, including services trade.

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U.S. Policy »

Regionalism, Trade, and American Engagement

I’ve been working for the past few months on preparing a report, The United States in the New Asia, which was released today by the Council on Foreign Relations. The authors, Evan Feigenbaum and Bob Manning, are veterans of the Bush administration with a deep appreciation for Asian sensibilities.

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Miscellaneous »

In just a few years’ time, Iran’s tally of uranium enrichment centrifuges has grown 35 times from 164 to 6,000. Along the way, the intransigence of Iran’s president–which drew international condemnation, caused western companies to pull out of ventures in Iran, and led the International Atomic Energy Agency to send Iran’s nuclear program to the UN Security Council–has fueled an unprecedented amount of internal instability within the Islamic Republic.

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India »

[14 October 2009, 3 Comments, Tags: , , ]

Earlier tonight, I gave a presentation on the China-India relationship for a Washington foreign policy group. I spoke on the imbalance in bilateral trade, areas of cooperation, security competition, regional profiles, and the border dispute.

I showed slides of some thought-provoking (and perhaps disappointing) data on India’s economic weight in Asia; since the audience found it interesting, I am posting some of it here with a bit of discussion.

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China, India, Publications »

[14 October 2009, Comments Off on The China-India Relationship and the Asian Century, Tags: , , , , , , , , ]

Date: 14 October 2009.

Author: Daniel Michaeli

Presentation to the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy grand strategy and South Asia discussion groups at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC.

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