Leader Development & Education for Sustained Peace Program: Cross-Cultural, Geopolitical & Regional Education

LDESP Asia-Pacific News Update – October 2013


The focus of the 16 October 2013 edition of the LDESP Asia-Pacific News Update comes on the heels of the recent ASEAN Summit in Brunei and includes articles, reports and analysis regarding South Korea, as well as China’s foreign policy, governance, politics and economy. Please click here to view the document without having to login.

Articles are taken from established and diverse professional periodicals, news articles, and editorial commentaries from different countries, reflecting a range  of political views/biases, that are intended to provide readers with a better understanding of various interests and perspectives regarding the situation in the region.  External links may expire at any time depending on the archiving policy of the particular news agency. News summaries may highlight only a portion of an article that is relevant to the readers and may not necessarily be the focus of the entire article or the headline. Opinions expressed in the articles, commentaries and features do not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, the US Navy, or the LDESP staff .

What’s Inside:

In Review: South Korea

Back in Asia, Hagel Pursues Shift to Counter China’s Goals in Pacific,” New York Times

Gun Shy in Seoul,” Foreign Policy

“Middlepowerism & Continuity in South Korean Foreign Policy,” The Diplomat

News Headlines – South Korea

China’s Growing Role in the Asia-Pacific and Beyond

ASEAN Summit 2013 Sees U.S., China Compete for Influence in Asia, AP

New Headlines – China: Foreign Policy, Government, Politics, and Economy

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  1. In Review: South Korea | LDESP

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