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Security Services: Moscow’s Fifth Column Across Eurasia
January 17, 2020

Security Services: Moscow’s Fifth Column Across Eurasia

By S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell
One of the main tools of Russian influence across Central Asia remains poorly understood.

5 Indicted by US Grand Jury for Facilitating Exports to Pakistan’s Nuclear Program
January 17, 2020

5 Indicted by US Grand Jury for Facilitating Exports to Pakistan’s Nuclear Program

By Ankit Panda
The five men are all associated with a Rawalpindi-based front company, the U.S. indictment alleges.
Can the US Strengthen Its Economic Arsenal in Asia?
January 14, 2020

Can the US Strengthen Its Economic Arsenal in Asia?

By Robert Farley
Revisiting the “lethality” of sanctions -- and figuring out an endgame.

US Presidential Elections 2020: Outlook for Southeast Asia
January 14, 2020

US Presidential Elections 2020: Outlook for Southeast Asia

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Bridget Welsh.

Blockchain in China: A Solution in Need of a Problem
January 11, 2020

Blockchain in China: A Solution in Need of a Problem

By Natalia Cote-Munoz and Sean Silbert
Is China's drive to master the blockchain a threat to American technology supremacy?

Survey: Confidence in Trump Remains Low Globally
January 07, 2020

Survey: Confidence in Trump Remains Low Globally

By Ankit Panda
A new survey of global attitudes finds that the U.S. president remains unpopular worldwide.

China in US Presidential Elections: 2020 Outlook
January 07, 2020

China in US Presidential Elections: 2020 Outlook

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from James Green.
What Do Rising US-Iran Tensions Mean for Trump’s Asia Policy?
January 04, 2020

What Do Rising US-Iran Tensions Mean for Trump’s Asia Policy?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Irrespective of its actual fallout, the killing of Qassem Suleimani will increase scrutiny on the administration’s foreign policy, its prioritization of Asia, and its ties with regional states.

Is the Washington Consensus on US-India Relations Fraying?
January 01, 2020

Is the Washington Consensus on US-India Relations Fraying?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Recent developments have raised questions about the future of bipartisan support for U.S.-India relations.

What Would a Pluralist US Asia Policy Look Like?
December 31, 2019

What Would a Pluralist US Asia Policy Look Like?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While the concept may help soothe worries of a bipolar framing of U.S.-China rivalry, whether it can be put into practice remains to be seen.

On Both Sides of the Pacific, Skepticism Over China Farm Purchases
December 27, 2019

On Both Sides of the Pacific, Skepticism Over China Farm Purchases

By Associated Press
Trump says China will be buying “much more than” $50 billion each year from U.S. farmers. Is that possible?
Richard Nixon’s Asian Prophecy
December 20, 2019

Richard Nixon’s Asian Prophecy

By Francis P. Sempa
Richard Nixon foresaw America’s “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific more than 40 years before it occurred.

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