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In Southeast Asia, the US Should Talk Loudly About Immigration

In Southeast Asia, the US Should Talk Loudly About Immigration

By David Hutt
Washington ought to be doing more to attract the region’s best and brightest.

Winning the China-US Narrative Competition in Southeast Asia

Winning the China-US Narrative Competition in Southeast Asia

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Washington needs to invest more in telling its story to win the regional battle for hearts and minds.
Why the US and China Should Work Together to Solve the Global Scam Crisis

Why the US and China Should Work Together to Solve the Global Scam Crisis

By Jan Santiago and Alvin Camba
Both nations have a shared interest in cracking down on online "pig butchering schemes." It could show that the two nations can still work together for mutual benefit.

A Murdered Ambassador, a Closed Embassy: The Tragic History of US Diplomacy in Afghanistan

A Murdered Ambassador, a Closed Embassy: The Tragic History of US Diplomacy in Afghanistan

By Freshta Jalalzai
As the U.S. debates the fate of its embassy in Kabul, it's worth remembering the broader context of Afghanistan-U.S. diplomatic relations – including the murder of Ambassador Dubs in 1979.

After a Major Upgrade, the US Military Wants to Take Things Further With Vietnam

After a Major Upgrade, the US Military Wants to Take Things Further With Vietnam

By Christopher Woody
Despite mutual concerns about China, Hanoi’s wariness of its larger neighbor may limit what it’s willing to do with Washington.

The China-US Tech War Comes to the Cloud

The China-US Tech War Comes to the Cloud

By Megha Shrivastava
Cloud services are a critical part of AI training – which is why they are now under scrutiny by U.S. regulators.

Engagement Lite: The Logic of Biden’s Diplomacy With China

Engagement Lite: The Logic of Biden’s Diplomacy With China

By Nathaniel Sher and Andrew Weaver
The Biden administration’s approach should not be confused with a return to “strategic engagement” – combining high-level diplomacy with economic integration.
Would Donald Trump Start a China-US Trade War 2.0?

Would Donald Trump Start a China-US Trade War 2.0?

By Jiachen Shi
Even if Trump could somehow weather the economic repercussions of another trade war, the broader political consequences for the Republican Party would likely be insurmountable.

John Kerry, Xie Zhenhua Exit Roles That Defined Generation of Climate Action

John Kerry, Xie Zhenhua Exit Roles That Defined Generation of Climate Action

By Chris Megerian and Seth Borenstein
The two men have shepherded China-U.S. climate cooperation since 2009. Can progress continue without their personal bond?

Rethinking US Foreign Aid

Rethinking US Foreign Aid

By Carl Schramm and Amy K. Mitchell
USAID was based on a flawed development theory from its inception. It’s past time to address that foundational mistake.

The Case for a More Ambitious Indonesia-US Partnership

The Case for a More Ambitious Indonesia-US Partnership

By Sophie Egar and Joseph Bouchard
The two nations should place sustainable energy and critical minerals at the center of their relationship.
Does the 2024 US Defense Policy Bill Signify Bipartisan Agreement on China?

Does the 2024 US Defense Policy Bill Signify Bipartisan Agreement on China?

By Jiachen Shi
There is less consensus on U.S. China policy than it might seem, particularly among rank-and-file politicians. 

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