Campbell, Kurt M.
U.S. Foreign Policy Goals and Objectives in Southeast Asia
U.S. Department of State, February 2, 2011, 9 pages.
"Before the visit of President Hu,
Secretary Clinton reaffirmed our commitment not only to the
three communiqués but the Taiwan Relations Act. And President
Obama, in his public statements during the visit of President Hu,
also underscored our unique responsibilities under the Taiwan
Relations Act." (From U.S. Department of State)
Clinton, Hillary Rodham.
Remarks at the Launch of the Asia Society's Series of
Richard C. Holbrooke Memorial Addresse.
U.S. Department of State, February 18, 2010, 9 pages.
"Today, I want to answer some of those questions and talk in
more detail about a new phase of our diplomatic efforts on
Afghanistan. I will be clear right at the start about a few key
elements: our adversary, our goal, and our strategy." (From U.S.
Department of State)
Khan, Shirley A.
China/Taiwan: Evolution of the "One China" Policy: Key
Statements from Washington, Beijing, and Taipei.
(CRS Report for Congress)
Washington, D.C: Congressional Research Service, January 10,
2011, 80 pages.
"Despite apparently consistent statements
in four decades, the U.S. 'one China' policy concerning Taiwan
remains somewhat ambiguous and subject to different
interpretations. Apart from questions about what the 'one China'
policy entails, issues have arisen about whether U.S. Presidents
have stated clear positions and have changed or should change
policy, affecting U.S. interests in security and democracy."
(From CRS Report)
Lewis, James Andrew.
Does China's New J-20 Stealth Fighter Have American
Center for Strategic and International Studies, January 26,
2011, 3 pages.
"China's military sent a signal to
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates when it unveiled its new J-20
stealth fighter rolling up and down a runway just before his
visit. We do not actually know how stealthy the J-20 is, but
aviation experts were generally surprised that China was able to
develop this advanced an aircraft as quickly as it did. ' (From
Center for Strategic and International Studies)
China and the United States: Reining in Mutual Mistrust.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, January 31, 2011,
"China's President Hu Jintao made a state
visit to Washington on January 18-20. Commentators in the United
States and China largely pronounced his visit a 'success,'
citing a variety of reasons. But the most important reason was
the efforts of Presidents Hu and Obama to dispel 'strategic
mistrust' between the two sides." (From the Carnegie Endowment
for International Peace)
Pedrozo, Stacy A.
China's Active Defense Strategy and its Regional Impact.
Council on Foreign Relations, January 27, 2011, 12 pages.
"Captain Stacy A. Pedrozo testifies before
the House of Representatives U.S.-China Economic & Security
Review Commission on China's active defense strategy and its
regional impact." (From the Council on Foreign Relations)
Wolff, David Jonathan.
Answering the Questions About Smart Power.
Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 22,
2011, 2 pages.
"Power relationships in the world are
changing. The US still dominates at the military level, and
leads in many other respects, but must also be responsive to
world opinion, accommodate growing influence from other economic
powers, and work with an increasing number of state and nonstate
actors who have a say in global affairs." (From Center for
Strategic and International Studies)
Wortzel, Larry M.
A Rising China and East Asian Security: Implications for
the United States.
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, January 14,
"For a number of years, diplomats and officials from China
argued that Beijing will rise peacefully as a major power
without upsetting the global system. This -'Peaceful Rise'
theory advanced by China, however, was a matter of debate not
only in the United States, but also inside the Chinese Communist
Party." (From U.S.-China Economic and Security Review
AIT Chairman Raymond Burghardt Press Roundtable Taipei,
January 25, 2011.
OT-1102, February 1, 2011, 13 pages.
"I think one of the things I would say about it was that the
United States, in going into these negotiations and throughout
them, we believe that the result was we purposefully, with
intention, constructed a document that in no way violates any of
Taiwan's interests. And I would say that we kept Taiwan in mind
during the process of negotiating the document." (From AIT)
US Economic Outlook.
Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics,
February 1, 2011,
"The latest IMF-led official
consensus is that the world will follow a "three-speed"
recovery in 2011, with the eurozone growing slowly (1.2
percent Q4 on Q4), big emerging markets quickly (7
percent on the same basis), and the United States
roughly in between (3.2 percent). At the global level,
using the IMF's standard purchasing power parity (PPP)
weights, this implies global growth will be 4.5 percent,
comparing the fourth quarter of 2011 with the fourth
quarter of 2010. This would be down slightly, on a
comparable basis, from 2010 (4.7 percent) and just above
what the IMF expects for 2012 (4.4 percent)." (From
Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics)
Makin, John H.
Can China's Currency Go Global?
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy
Research, February 2011, 5 pages.
"A full-fledged international role
for the yuan, as a store of value as well as a medium of
exchange and unit of account, is highly unlikely in the
near term." (From AEI)
Outlook and Overview of the U.S. Economy.
U.S. Department of State, February 16, 2011, 9 pages.
"When we look at the economy right
now, most economists are saying 5.5 percent, that's it,
we're going to 4; the economy's going to grow at 4, 4.5
percent. My answer is you're not paying attention to the
credit story. Consumer balance sheets are not yield. I'm
not saying if consumers were given the opportunity to
spend they wouldn't go out and spend; yes, they will.
But the banks who control the flow of credit to the
consumer sector are not in a position to let them
leverage. " (From U.S. Department of State)
Sanford, Jonathan E.
Currency Manipulation: The IMF and WTO.
(CRS Report for Congress)
Washington, D.C.: Congressional Research Service,
January 28, 2011, 9 pages.
"This report describes how the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) and World Trade Organization (WTO) deal with
the issue of currency manipulation. It also discusses
apparent discrepancies in their charters and ways those
differences might be addressed." (From CRS Report)
2011 National Military Strategy of the United States of America.
U.S. Department of Defense, February 8, 2011, 21 pages.
"In support of our civilian-led foreign
policy, this strategy acknowledges the need for military
leadership that is redefined for an increasingly complex
strategic environment. Our leadership will emphasize mutual
responsibility and respect. Accomplishing this strategy
will require a full spectrum of direct and indirect leadership
approaches - facilitator, enabler, convener, and guarantor -
sometimes simultaneously." (From U.S. Department of Defense)
Elsea, Jennifer K.
Criminal Prohibitions on the Publication of Classified
(CRS Report for Congress)
Washington, D.C.: Congressional Research Service, January 10,
2011, 27 pages.
"This report discusses the statutory
prohibitions that may be implicated, including the Espionage
Act; the extraterritorial application of such statutes; and the
First Amendment implications related to such prosecutions
against domestic or foreign media organizations and associated
individuals. The report provides a summary of recent legislation
relevant to the issue as well as some previous efforts to
criminalize the unauthorized disclosure of classified
information." (From CRS Report)
Twitter and Social Networking in the 2010 Midterm
(22% of online Americans used social networking or Twitter for
politics in 2010 campaign)
Pew Research Center, January 27, 2011, 20 pages.
"More than one-in-five online Americans engaged with the 2010
midterm elections or campaign on Twitter or social networking
sites; Republicans -- especially Tea Party supporters -- caught
up with Democrats in social media use." (From Pew Research
Conversations With America: U.S. Efforts To Combat
Trafficking in Persons.
U.S. Department of State, February 8, 2011, 13 pages.
"Let me say at the outset that I think
it's wonderful that the State Department is focusing on
contemporary issues of human trafficking and slavery. Too often,
the public sees this as simply an historic problem, one that
does not exist in the 21st century, and obviously, we'd be
wrong. About 800,000 individuals are trafficked worldwide each
year. At any given time, the United States perhaps has as many
as 57,000 to 87,000, I think, individuals being trafficked in
the United States, and in many instances, forced into
contemporary slavery. And we admit somewhere close to about
20,000 individuals who are trafficked each year." (From U.S.
Department of State)
Clinton, Hillary Rodham.
Internet Rights and Wrongs: Choices & Challenges in a
U.S. Department of State, February 15, 2011, 9 pages.
"The internet has become the public space
of the 21st century - the world's town square, classroom,
marketplace, coffeehouse, and nightclub. We all shape and are
shaped by what happens there, all 2 billion of us and counting.
And that presents a challenge. To maintain an internet that
delivers the greatest possible benefits to the world, we need to
have a serious conversation about the principles that will guide
us, what rules exist and should not exist and why, what
behaviors should be encouraged or discouraged and how." (From
U.S. Department of State)
Finlay, Brian D.
Counterfeit Drugs and National Security.
Stimson Center, February 22, 2011, 13 pages.
"The deadly implications of counterfeit drugs are well
understood to be a central challenge to the integrity of public
health systems around the globe, as well as a direct threat to
our individual health and welfare. What is less understood is
that the profits from this sinister crime are increasingly being
co-opted by an array of organized criminal groups and terrorist
entities as a means by which to fund their nefarious operations
around the world." (From the Stimson Center)