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Watch: Is China's Aggression Taking Advantage of U.S. Policy?

This picture taken on May 14, 2014 shows a Chinese coast guard vessel (L) followed by a Vietnamese coast guard ship (R) near the area of China's oil drilling rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

Appearing on Bloomberg TV, Asia Society Senior Fellow Jamie Metzl argued that China sees an opportunity to gain influence in Asia Pacific as the U.S. tends to other international concerns.

In Thailand, More of the Same Versus Change

Thai army chief General Prayut Chan-O-Cha gives a traditional greeting to delegates during a meeting at the Army Club in Bangkok on May 20, 2014. Thailand's army declared martial law after months of deadly anti-government protests, deploying armed troops in central Bangkok and censoring the media but insisting the move was 'not a coup'. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images)
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Matthew Stumpf of the Asia Society Policy Institute analyzes the political standoff that is preventing Thailand from emerging from its crisis and achieving reform and prosperity.

Listen: Why China Thinks the US Isn't Neutral in the South China Sea

Philippine and U.S. marines ride on a boat as they prepare to land on a beach facing the South China Sea during a beach assault exercises in San Antonio town, Zambales province on May 9, 2014. Scores of U.S. and Filipino marines launched mock assaults on a South China Sea beach in the Philippines on May 9 in war games aimed at honing the allies' combat skills. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
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Dr. Wu Xinbo, Director of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University, discussed the disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea, President Obama’s recent trip to Asia, and the state of U.S.-China relations.

Video: Former Top South Korean General on Responding to North Korean 'Provocation'

South Korean General Min-Koo Han delivers a speech during the 13th Asia-Pacific Chief of Defense Meeting (CHOD) press conference in Seoul in October, 2010. (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Prior to the collapse of talks between North and South Korea earlier this week, a top South Korean military official gave his read of the situation to Asia Society Korea Center.

Video: Pakistan's Military Shift From India to Insurgents 'Genuine'

Pakistani cadets march during a ceremony on the 136th birth anniversary of Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah at his mausoleum in Karachi on December 25, 2012. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)
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Despite a recent skirmish with its neighbor, the Pakistan military may be serious about putting insurgents on the hit list above India, says Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas.

Commander of US Pacific Forces Underscores US Commitment to Asia

Admiral Samuel Locklear, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, addresses Asia Society in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 6, 2012. (Kaitlin Kerwin/Asia Society)
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"America is a Pacific power, and [U.S. Pacific Command] looks forward to the hard work ahead to allow us to do our part to keep a dynamic Asia-Pacific hopeful, peaceful and secure for decades to come," Admiral Samuel Locklear told Asia Society on December 6, 2012.

Video: US Defense Official on 'Walking the Walk' and America's Pivot to Asia

United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter at Asia Society New York on August 1, 2012.
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United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter justifies America's "strategic rebalance" as essential for continued stability in the Asia Pacific region.

Experts: Mixed Reactions to Mixed Signals from North Korea's Leader and Its Media

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C), accompanied by a young woman later confirmed as his wife Ri Sol-Ju (L), enjoying a performance by the newly organized Moranbong band in Pyongyang on July 6, 2012. (KNS/AFP/GettyImages)
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North Korean media have officially dismissed rumors of any impending reforms in the country, but supreme leader Kim's actions suggest something different.

Obama's Military Commitment in East Asia Fraught With Risk

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (C) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) delivers remarks on the Defense Strategic Review at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Also pictured is Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (L). President Obama vowed Thursday that the U.S. military would maintain its
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The U.S. now needs to manage its Asian alliances carefully, so as not to provoke China in particularly volatile areas like the South China Sea, writes Andrew Billo.

General Kayani Stays

Pakistani army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani takes his seat for the official oath-taking ceremony of new prime minister, Yusuf Raza Gillani, at the Presidency on March 25, 2008, in Islamabad, Pakistan. This month, Kayani has been granted a three-year extension as Army Chief by Gillani. (Photo Warrick Page/Getty Images)
Policy In a timely though perhaps surprising move, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani announced on July 23 the extension of army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's term for another three years.