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The Rationale Behind the US-ASEAN Electric Vehicle Initiative
November 24, 2022

The Rationale Behind the US-ASEAN Electric Vehicle Initiative

By Xirui Li
The Biden administration has announced its intention to compete more vigorously with China for Southeast Asia's EV market.

VP Harris Assures Asian Leaders US Is ‘Here to Stay’
November 19, 2022

VP Harris Assures Asian Leaders US Is ‘Here to Stay’

By Krutika Pathi
Asian countries have long worried about U.S. economic commitment to the region.
Russia Ties Will Not Impede India’s Growing US Partnership
November 17, 2022

Russia Ties Will Not Impede India’s Growing US Partnership

By Aparna Pande
The U.S. not only needs India in the Indo-Pacific, but would also like India to play a larger role in South, Central, and Southeast Asia.

North Korea and US Complacency: Why We Can’t Get Off the Escalation Merry-Go-Round
November 15, 2022

North Korea and US Complacency: Why We Can’t Get Off the Escalation Merry-Go-Round

By Andy Hong
Even as Pyongyang’s missile tests reach record highs, a new survey shows that fewer Americans are worried about North Korea.

Biden to Meet China’s Xi on Monday for Taiwan, Russia Talks
November 11, 2022

Biden to Meet China’s Xi on Monday for Taiwan, Russia Talks

By Aamer Madhani and Zeke Miller
It will be the two leaders' first face-to-face meeting since Biden took office.

The Cost of Biden’s APEC Absence
November 10, 2022

The Cost of Biden’s APEC Absence

By Sam Baron
President Joe Biden’s decision to skip the APEC Leaders' Meeting sends the wrong message about the U.S. economic commitment to Southeast Asia.

China Was an Issue in the US Midterms, Especially in Attack Ads
November 09, 2022

China Was an Issue in the US Midterms, Especially in Attack Ads

By Joe Renouard
In hundred of campaign ads, China is portrayed as both a threat to American interests and a partner for corrupt elites in the United States.
America’s Pacific Island Summit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
November 09, 2022

America’s Pacific Island Summit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By Derek Grossman
The landmark meeting encapsulated both the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. strategy in the region.

The Taiwan Policy Act: More Than Just Defense Ties
November 04, 2022

The Taiwan Policy Act: More Than Just Defense Ties

By Kuan-Ting Chen and Lauren O'Connell
We should be talking more about the bill’s Taiwan Fellowship Program, which could reshape Taiwan-U.S. ties over the long term.

US National Security Strategy 2022: The View From Bangladesh
November 02, 2022

US National Security Strategy 2022: The View From Bangladesh

By Ayesha Binte Towhid
The increasingly stark language of competition with China will alarm countries like Bangladesh, who want to remain friendly with both sides.

Blinken, Wang Have First China-US Talks Since 20th Party Congress
November 01, 2022

Blinken, Wang Have First China-US Talks Since 20th Party Congress

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Chinese foreign minister stressed to his U.S. counterpart that Washington should not expect Beijing to change course.
Correcting the Record on US Taiwan Policy
October 28, 2022

Correcting the Record on US Taiwan Policy

By Ben Lowsen
The important nuances of “strategic ambiguity” and other elements of U.S. policy are often lost in the headlines.

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