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Trump and Southeast Asia: Sustaining the Maritime Pivot
May 06, 2017
Trump and Southeast Asia: Sustaining the Maritime Pivot
The new administration needs to rethink deterrence in the South China Sea.
Trump and Southeast Asia: Sustaining the Maritime Pivot
The Real Significance of the US Carrier Group Fiasco   
May 02, 2017
The Real Significance of the US Carrier Group Fiasco   
A public diplomacy nightmare obscures the significance of the incident and what it says about U.S. commitment to the region.
The Real Significance of the US Carrier Group Fiasco   
US National Security Chief Confirms No Plans to Charge South Korea for THAAD
May 01, 2017
US National Security Chief Confirms No Plans to Charge South Korea for THAAD
Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster manages the fallout from Trump's THAAD comments.
US National Security Chief Confirms No Plans to Charge South Korea for THAAD
Sino-American Trade: What Comes Next
April 29, 2017
Sino-American Trade: What Comes Next
A full-scale trade war now seems less likely than it did when Trump was elected, though it is still possible.
Sino-American Trade: What Comes Next
Trump’s First 100 Days in Asia
April 28, 2017
Trump’s First 100 Days in Asia
Continuities and discontinuities in Trump’s Asia policy.
Trump’s First 100 Days in Asia
$1 Billion For THAAD? Trump Chips Away at the US-South Korea Alliance
April 28, 2017
$1 Billion For THAAD? Trump Chips Away at the US-South Korea Alliance
Slowly but surely, Trump chips away at the foundations for reassurance in the U.S.-South Korea alliance.
$1 Billion For THAAD? Trump Chips Away at the US-South Korea Alliance
Watch Out for the Blowback of Secondary Sanctions on North Korea
April 28, 2017
Watch Out for the Blowback of Secondary Sanctions on North Korea
Why would secondary sanctions against North Korea be any different from secondary sanctions against Iran?
Watch Out for the Blowback of Secondary Sanctions on North Korea
China, Russia, and the Long ‘Unipolar Moment’ Revisited
April 27, 2017
China, Russia, and the Long ‘Unipolar Moment’ Revisited
A year later, does the argument of reinforced U.S. hegemony hold up?
China, Russia, and the Long ‘Unipolar Moment’ Revisited
Are the US and North Korea Heading for Conflict?
April 25, 2017
Are the US and North Korea Heading for Conflict?
Pyongyang historically has taken an offensive posture, refusing to "sit with folded arms" when provoked.
Are the US and North Korea Heading for Conflict?
Trump’s Risky Reliance on China to Handle North Korea
April 24, 2017
Trump’s Risky Reliance on China to Handle North Korea
The long-run impact of the Trump administration’s policies toward the region are unclear.
Trump’s Risky Reliance on China to Handle North Korea
US Implementation of 'Major Defense Partner' Perks for India Underway
April 14, 2017
US Implementation of 'Major Defense Partner' Perks for India Underway
The Obama administration's 'Major Defense Partner' designation for India is paying dividends.
US Implementation of 'Major Defense Partner' Perks for India Underway
Trump: China Is Not a Currency Manipulator
April 13, 2017
Trump: China Is Not a Currency Manipulator
Trump changes his mind about the wisdom of declaring China a currency manipulator.
Trump: China Is Not a Currency Manipulator
Myanmar's Forgotten Refugees
April 11, 2017
Myanmar's Forgotten Refugees
Overshadowed by other crises around the world, 100,000 refugees are stranded in camps along the Thai-Myanmar border.
Myanmar's Forgotten Refugees
How Trump Is Connected to a Kazakh Corruption Scandal
April 07, 2017
How Trump Is Connected to a Kazakh Corruption Scandal
The city of Almaty says former mayor Viktor Khrapunov stole millions and invested via shell companies in U.S. real estate.
How Trump Is Connected to a Kazakh Corruption Scandal
What’s on the Agenda for the Trump-Xi Meeting?
April 06, 2017
What’s on the Agenda for the Trump-Xi Meeting?
To no one's surprise, trade and North Korea top the list. What else will make it into the conversations?
What’s on the Agenda for the Trump-Xi Meeting?
Earth to Trump: Needed, an East Asia Policy
April 05, 2017
Earth to Trump: Needed, an East Asia Policy
Tough talk alone is not going to be helpful with North Korea.
Earth to Trump: Needed, an East Asia Policy
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