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The Logic of a US WeChat Ban
August 10, 2020

The Logic of a US WeChat Ban

By Chauncey Jung
WeChat is very unlikely to disobey orders from the Chinese government -- and that leaves other countries with limited options to regulate the app.

Chinese Government-Paid Scientists Plead Guilty to Stealing Research From an American Children’s Hospital
August 08, 2020

Chinese Government-Paid Scientists Plead Guilty to Stealing Research From an American Children’s Hospital

By Bonnie Girard
The same week, hundreds of NGOs urged the U.S. attorney general to designate the Chinese Communist Party a “transnational criminal organization.”
Trump Administration Targets ByteDance and Tencent
August 07, 2020

Trump Administration Targets ByteDance and Tencent

By Shea Cotton
In new executive orders, the Trump administration has taken aim at Chinese companies ByteDance and Tencent -- but the details are yet to be fully outlined.

US Diplomacy in Pakistan: The Case of the Missing Mangoes
July 30, 2020

US Diplomacy in Pakistan: The Case of the Missing Mangoes

By Adam Weinstein and Adnan Rasool
U.S. diplomacy needs to leave the conference room and engage with local populations – something European and Chinese diplomats have already mastered.

US Orders China to Close Its Consulate in Houston
July 22, 2020

US Orders China to Close Its Consulate in Houston

By Associated Press
The US offered no details on its decision even as China promised retaliation.

The Cost of Ending Fulbright in China
July 22, 2020

The Cost of Ending Fulbright in China

By Eleanor Albert
The Trump administration is willing to sacrifice a source of long-term relationship and knowledge building in a bid to punish current Chinese behavior.

The Risk of Too Many Freedom of Navigation Operations
July 18, 2020

The Risk of Too Many Freedom of Navigation Operations

By Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis (Ret.)
FONOPs have a place in America’s tool chest, but only if used sparingly and wisely.
Team Biden’s Policies on China and Taiwan
July 16, 2020

Team Biden’s Policies on China and Taiwan

By Yang Kuang-shun
To understand a possible President Biden's China approach, we need to look at the views of his likely advisers.

Advancing US-Vietnam Relations: Past, Present, and Future
July 15, 2020

Advancing US-Vietnam Relations: Past, Present, and Future

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties is an occasion to reflect on the remarkable trajectory of relations to date, but also the work that lies ahead.

Bad Faith All the Way: US Attempts to Bring China to the Arms Control Table
July 13, 2020

Bad Faith All the Way: US Attempts to Bring China to the Arms Control Table

By Ankit Panda
The Trump administration’s tactics aren’t fooling anyone.

China’s Maritime Militia Vessels May Be Military Objectives During Armed Conflict
July 07, 2020

China’s Maritime Militia Vessels May Be Military Objectives During Armed Conflict

By James Kraska and Yusuke Saito
There is no universal definition for naval auxiliaries, but such ships are subject to the same treatment as warships during armed conflict.
Why South Korea Should Be Key to a Revised US Indo-Pacific Approach
July 02, 2020

Why South Korea Should Be Key to a Revised US Indo-Pacific Approach

By Kyle Ferrier
COVID-19 highlights the need to address nontraditional security issues in the region – something South Korea has great expertise in.

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