Absence of US Policy in Asia Causing Dismay, Turmoil
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
Trouble in Asia, Saving Ugly Animals, How to Fall in Love
Episode: Trouble in Asia, Saving Ugly Animals, How to Fall in Love
- Jul 26, 2017 11:00 pm
- 23:07 mins
Guest: L. Gordon Flake, CEO of the Perth USAsia Center, University of Western Australia North Korea’s escalating threat of nuclear war is at the top of the list. But head across the South China Sea to the Philippines and violent attacks by terrorists linked to ISIS have caused President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law on an island of 22 million people. And to the Northeast in Myanmar, also known as Burma, human rights groups say a Muslim minority known as the Rohingya are being systematically tortured, killed and forced to flee their homes. Myanmar has blocked UN investigators from visiting the region. Meanwhile, American policy in Asia is absent, and China is stepping in to fill the void.