Articles by Tom Plate

Adding up the math

By electing the Democratic Party, Japan recognizes the need to adjust to emerging powerhouse China, writes Tom Plate
Published on: 8/27/2009
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The Chosun one

Tom Plate eulogizes the late South Korea President Kim Dae-jung, whose passing unites the Korean peninsula for a moment
Published on: 8/20/2009
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Military might

Based on the latest RAND report, Tom Plate writes that U.S.-China relations and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's policy of improving relations with China and are more important than ever
Published on: 8/13/2009
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Unfinished business

Tom Plate writes that the release of American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee can lead to resolving a bigger issue: North Korea's denuclearization
Published on: 8/5/2009
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Steady as he goes

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shouldn't come under fire for his steadiness and sensibility, writes Tom Plate
Published on: 8/4/2009
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Trying times

Tom Plate writes that China and the United States should reassess Japan's political landscape and security concerns
Published on: 7/26/2009
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Addressing the "Jakarta jolt"

U.S. President Obama's response to the recent Jakarta bombings illustrates his more nuanced policy on terrorism, but he also needs to face it "head on," writes Tom Plate
Published on: 7/20/2009
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Live with it, get used to it

Tom Plate writes that U.S. policymakers should map an "acceptance" policy toward China's inevitable rise rather than one of "containment"
Published on: 7/9/2009
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Watching the watchdog lose its guard

America's aggressive fourth estate may not be a model for use in Asia, but its decline is cause for concern in Singapore, writes Tom Plate
Published on: 7/7/2009
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Worries and cares

Hong Kong locals and their East-meets-West perspective understand the stabling hand of the United States' success, writes Tom Plate
Published on: 6/30/2009
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Rotten revolutions

Tom Plates writes that Asian countries prefer slow political change as opposed to the West's affinity for drastic ones
Published on: 6/18/2009
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Reporting for duty

Tom Plate reevaluates his view on North Korea after two American journalists were sentenced to 12 years in prison
Published on: 6/11/2009
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People who live in glass houses...

Tom Plate writes that while the United States' economic state and direction warrant concern, China would be better served focusing on domestic and regional stability
Published on: 6/4/2009
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Changing trajectories

The United States should consider drawing closer, not further, to North Korea in order to alter that country's orbit, writes Tom Plate
Published on: 5/26/2009
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Disasters and developments

Tom Plate writes about the good and bad news coming out of Asia this week
Published on: 5/19/2009
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Our mutual benefit

Tom Plate writes against fears of a Chinese-championed global Marshall Plan
Published on: 5/14/2009
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Give and take

Tom Plate writes that when Taiwan gives to China, it will be able to take from it too
Published on: 5/4/2009
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Moral failures

Tom Plate writes that Sri Lanka risks becoming another human tragedy unless the world takes action
Published on: 4/29/2009
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Wrong and right

Actor Jackie Chan's provocative talk about Chinese and freedom has fault and merit, writes Tom Plate
Published on: 4/28/2009
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Truth to power

Governments and media institutions contribute to the current dismal state of journalism, writes Tom Plate
Published on: 4/24/2009
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Paradise lost

Thailand is a house divided and unrest will remain until the country's urban elite can create an inclusive polity, writes Tom Plate
Published on: 4/20/2009
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The gravity of the situation

Western countries need to focus on humanitarian aid and offer negotiation among top-level officials to get through to North Korea, writes Tom Plate
Published on: 4/16/2009
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Don't turn a deaf ear

Tom Plate writes America needs to start listening to Asia's opinions as Europe becomes less relevant
Published on: 4/9/2009
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Finding the funny in no laughing matter

Tom Plate jests about the recent North Korean missile launch, but writes that in the end dealing with North Korea is no joke at all
Published on: 4/7/2009
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The elephants in the room

Asian nations' continuously growing importance as global players was on display at the recent G-20 economic summit, writes Tom Plate
Published on: 4/3/2009
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