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Marcos, Biden Meet on Sidelines of UN General Assembly
September 23, 2022

Marcos, Biden Meet on Sidelines of UN General Assembly

By Sebastian Strangio
The two leaders committed to strengthening a strategic partnership that both view as vital in an era of renascent Chinese power.

Making Sense of Biden’s Taiwan Policy
September 22, 2022

Making Sense of Biden’s Taiwan Policy

By Denny Roy
The Biden team thinks its adjustments to Taiwan policy will prevent a miscalculation by Beijing. Unfortunately, that may itself be a miscalculation.
The US Opioid Problem Is Also a China Problem
September 21, 2022

The US Opioid Problem Is Also a China Problem

By Jim Crotty
China makes the bulk of fentanyl precursor chemicals and shows little interest in stopping the outflow.

The US Fills ASEAN Ambassadorial Posting After 5-Year Vacancy
September 21, 2022

The US Fills ASEAN Ambassadorial Posting After 5-Year Vacancy

By Sebastian Strangio
The post has been filled by Yohannes Abraham, a former member of President Joe Biden's National Security Council.

Inflation Reduction Act Roils South Korea-US Relations
September 20, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act Roils South Korea-US Relations

By Troy Stangarone
The EV provisions of the IRA are seen by South Korea as both a violation of trade rules and contrary to the deepening economic partnership between the two countries.

Philanthropy Cooperation: A Bright Spot in China-US Relations
September 07, 2022

Philanthropy Cooperation: A Bright Spot in China-US Relations

By Dingding Chen and Cai Jiazheng
At a time when many areas of the relationship are experiencing tensions, China and the U.S. have seen strengthened philanthropy cooperation ever since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Much Ado About Delegations – But Real Taiwan-US Cooperation Is Elsewhere
August 25, 2022

Much Ado About Delegations – But Real Taiwan-US Cooperation Is Elsewhere

By Pam Kennedy
Speaker Pelosi’s visit attracted all the attention, but consistent working-level mechanisms will have a greater impact.
Why AI Is the New Frontier in China-US Competition
August 15, 2022

Why AI Is the New Frontier in China-US Competition

By James Borton
With China well-placed to take advantage of these potentially lucrative innovations, Washington must leverage AI in its infrastructural plans for the future.

The Strategic Logic of Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan
August 05, 2022

The Strategic Logic of Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan

By James Lee and M. Patrick Hulme
Why did Pelosi go to Taiwan? Because Congress’ stance is particularly important for ensuring U.S. deterrence.

China Tensions Are Deepening South Korea-US Economic Coordination
August 04, 2022

China Tensions Are Deepening South Korea-US Economic Coordination

By Hae Kyung Ahn
The recent Asian Leadership Conference emphasized the importance of South Korea-U.S. cooperation on supply chains, new technology, and economic resilience.

US Congress Reaffirms Ties With India
August 02, 2022

US Congress Reaffirms Ties With India

By Husain Haqqani and Aparna Pande
The purpose of CAATSA was to chasten the United States’ enemies, not punish its friends, argue supporters of a waiver for India.
China, US Woo Pacific Island Nations
August 01, 2022

China, US Woo Pacific Island Nations

By Bonnie Girard
The Pacific Islands states have rejected China’s overreach. But are Washington’s efforts any more attractive?

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