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  • Executive Summary posted July 2, 1999 by Richard D. Fisher, Baker Spring Executive Summary: China's Nuclear and Missile Espionage Heightens the Need for Missile Defense

    Developing and deploying a credible defense against ballistic missiles for Americans now must become an even higher national priority following revelations in the May 25, 1999, Cox Report that China soon will have the ability to threaten the United States with new nuclear missiles based largely on stolen or purchased U.S. technology. U.S. technology in the areas…

  • Backgrounder posted July 2, 1999 by Richard D. Fisher, Baker Spring China's Nuclear and Missile Espionage Heightens the Need for Missile Defense

    Early in the next decade, China will begin to field modern, long-range ballistic missiles that will be capable of reaching the continental United States. Two recent reports from the U.S. Congress explain in disturbing detail the ways in which China's missile programs have benefited from the theft of U.S. nuclear and missile technology secrets over many years. The…

  • Executive Memorandum posted June 3, 1999 by Richard D. Fisher Time To Heed the Cox Commission's Wake-Up Call

    A bipartisan congressional commission led by Representative Christopher Cox (R-CA) has filled a leadership void created by the consistent unwillingness of the Clinton Administration to acknowledge and respond to China's potential challenge to U.S. security. The commission's 872-page report, issued on May 25, presents a comprehensive and disturbing picture of China's…

  • Executive Summary posted February 22, 1999 by Richard D. Fisher Executive Summary: Rebuilding the U.S.-Philippine Alliance

    During the Cold War, the military alliance between the United States and the Philippines, embodied in the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty, was instrumental in deterring the spread of Soviet communism in Asia. This once-strong relationship, however, has been essentially moribund since U.S. air and naval forces departed their bases in the Philippines in 1992. The lack of…

  • Backgrounder posted February 22, 1999 by Richard D. Fisher Rebuilding the U.S.-Philippine Alliance

    During the Cold War, the military alliance between the United States and the Philippines, embodied in the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty, was instrumental in deterring the spread of Soviet communism in Asia. This once-strong relationship, however, has been essentially moribund since U.S. air and naval forces departed their bases in the Philippines in 1992. The lack of…

  • Executive Summary posted November 13, 1998 by Richard D. Fisher, Robert P. O'Quinn, Daryl Plunk BG1236ES:  Clinton's Trip to Asia:  Time to Show U.S.Leadership

    President Bill Clinton must address the Asia-Pacific region's pressing economic and security challenges when he travels to Asia later this month. In the wake of their most serious economic crisis since World War II, Asian countries need strong encouragement to implement market-opening economic reforms, and America's allies in Northeast and Southeast Asia need to…

  • Backgrounder posted June 26, 1998 by Richard D. Fisher Commercial Space Cooperation Should Not Harm National Security

    A current controversy in Washington, D.C., surrounds the possible leakage of U.S. missile technology to the People's Republic of China through the commercial use of Chinese satellite launchers. American companies are using Chinese space launch services to launch U.S. satellites with increasing frequency because they are less expensive than their counterparts in…

  • Executive Summary posted June 26, 1998 by Richard D. Fisher Commercial Space Cooperation Should Not Harm National Security

    A current controversy in Washington, D.C., surrounds the possible leakage of sensitive missile technology to China during American commercial use of Chinese satellite launch services. The Clinton Administration has been quick to minimize the likelihood that China would use such missile technology or know-how to advance its military missile program. For example, on…

  • Executive Memorandum posted July 22, 1997 by Richard D. Fisher Albright's Trip to Southeast Asia: An Opportunity to Correct Past Mistakes

    When Secretary of State Madeleine Albright visits Malaysia this week to attend a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), she will bring along a U.S. regional policy in disarray. In Cambodia, Indonesia, Burma, and the Philippines, the Clinton Administration made policy mistakes that have seriously diminished the credibility of the United States…

  • Asian Backgrounder posted July 10, 1997 by Richard D. Fisher Clinton's Failure in Cambodia

    This report is currently available only in PDF format.…

  • Backgrounder Update posted March 6, 1992 by Richard D. Fisher Subic Bay: How Bush Can Turn a Former Military Asset Into A Future Economic Asset

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 3/02 174 SUBIC BAY: HOW BUSH CAN TURN A FORMER MILITARY ASSET INTO A FUTURE ECONOMIC ASSET (Updating Asian Studies Center Backgrounder No. 109, "Last Chance for the U.S.-Philippine Alliance," October 23, 1990.) Alter telling the United States last December 27 that it has one year to leave its last military base in her country,…

  • Backgrounder Update posted February 25, 1991 by Richard D. Fisher Philippine Bases Negotiations: Enough Is Enough

    (Archived document, may contain errors) tj,. A Z qL1 "if v)t 1 -M L r; 2/25/\u223\'a7T" 15d.. J- @ i .T -@p I .. . 1; 1.-1.J (. I If fA;." J W 4, eii; "D ,- , I. -) . j.% I I. ...- . @1.1 .- Xf W, Pi NEGOTIATfONS: '.L: 0. .,.,PHILIP NE.,,.-BASES.. ENOUG-111. ENOUGH,! IS: (Updating Asian Studies Center Bcickkroi&dei@40.' i'69',@"'…

  • Backgrounder Update posted February 25, 1991 by Richard D. Fisher Philippine Bases Negotiations: Enough Is Enough

    (Archived document, may contain errors) By the end of this month, Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Raul S. Manglapus will visit Washington. Both the Philippines and the United States want to conclude a new agreement for the continued American use of Philippine military bases. Formal negotiations began last September 18, but this issue has faced both countries…

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