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The Luzon Economic Corridor: A Badly-Needed Win For the US in Southeast Asia?

The Luzon Economic Corridor: A Badly-Needed Win For the US in Southeast Asia?

By Kevin Chen
As a proof of concept for the G-7's Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, there is a lot riding on the initiative in the northern Philippines.

No China-US Trade War This Year, But Uncertainty Ahead in 2025

No China-US Trade War This Year, But Uncertainty Ahead in 2025

By You Wang
The targeted and restrained nature of the latest round of tariffs suggests the U.S. and China are unlikely to engage in a full-scale trade war this year. But the situation remains precarious. 
How a Second Trump Term Could Shape the South Korea-U.S. Alliance

How a Second Trump Term Could Shape the South Korea-U.S. Alliance

By Jihoon Yu and Erik French
Three points of friction could emerge over policy toward North Korea, host-nation support, and China policy.

The State Department’s Complex Role in Making China Policy

The State Department’s Complex Role in Making China Policy

By Jiachen Shi
As China emerges as a strategic competitor to the United States, its issues have transcended the traditional spheres of policymaking.

As China and Iran Hunt for Dissidents in the US, the FBI Is Racing to Counter the Threat

As China and Iran Hunt for Dissidents in the US, the FBI Is Racing to Counter the Threat

By Eric Tucker, Didi Tang, and Nathan Ellgren
Most defendants charged in transnational repression plots are based in their home country, making arrests and prosecutions rare.

A Blueprint for a Functional China-US Working Group on AI

A Blueprint for a Functional China-US Working Group on AI

By Michael Depp
Provided the United States and China can focus on practical considerations, the promised working group could be a significant source of stability. 

Does a New Book on the China Threat Preview a Second Trump Presidency?

Does a New Book on the China Threat Preview a Second Trump Presidency?

By Francis P. Sempa
A new book by James Fanell and Bradley Thayer, with a foreword by Steve Bannon, could foreshadow how Trump administration “super hawks” would approach China policy.
As Blinken Heads to China, What’s on the Agenda?

As Blinken Heads to China, What’s on the Agenda?

By Matthew Lee
China’s support for Russia will be a primary topic, along with war in the Middle East and tensions over Taiwan and the South China Sea.

Leadership Shift in the House China Select Committee Could Cripple Congress’ Anti-China Momentum

Leadership Shift in the House China Select Committee Could Cripple Congress’ Anti-China Momentum

By Jiachen Shi
Representative Mike Gallagher’s surprise resignation will create a leadership vacuum in the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, which he chaired.

Why Are Americans Souring on Foreign Investment?

Why Are Americans Souring on Foreign Investment?

By Frank Ahrens
The official warm welcome that foreign investors receive in the U.S. may not be matched by common sentiment among the American electorate.

How American Exceptionalism Gave Rise to the China Threat Theory

How American Exceptionalism Gave Rise to the China Threat Theory

By Gabby Green
China, a legitimate contender to the U.S.-led world order, fundamentally challenges the doctrine of American exceptionalism – the basic tenet of U.S. national identity.
The Elephant in the Room: An Imminent Danger to the Japan-US Alliance

The Elephant in the Room: An Imminent Danger to the Japan-US Alliance

By Yukari Easton
During his state visit, Kishida was unusually blunt about the dangers current trends in U.S. politics pose to the alliance.

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