United Nation Association-USA Annual Meeting 2014 Report


I’ve recently returned from Washington D.C., where I met with my local Representatives and California Senators discussing about issues that may seem far from home, but are near and dear to core American values. One of them is the vital importance of supporting United Nations peacekeeping operations, particularly in nations like the Central African Republic … Continue reading United Nation Association-USA Annual Meeting 2014 Report

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Has Words For China


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Has Words For China After CNOOC Oil Rig Planted in Disputed Vietnamese Sea Area: “We Want To See A Code of Conduct” China has taken an “extremely dangerous action that has been directly endangering peace, stability, security, and marine safety,” Vietnam’s Prime Minster Nguyen Tan Dung said HANOI, Vietnam May … Continue reading U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Has Words For China

China’s Oil Rig Gambit: South China Sea Game-Changer?


China's Oil Rig Gambit: South China Sea Game-Changer? China’s placement of a state-owned oil rig in the South China Sea was unexpected, provocative and illegal. By Carl Thayer May 12, 2014 China’s placement of the giant state-owned oil rig HD-981 in Block 143 inside Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on May 2 was unexpected, provocative and … Continue reading China’s Oil Rig Gambit: South China Sea Game-Changer?