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As Summits Loom, Biden Administration Bolsters Engagement With Southeast Asia
August 02, 2021

As Summits Loom, Biden Administration Bolsters Engagement With Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
While differences remain, Washington's current efforts will go some way to allaying Southeast Asian concerns about U.S. disengagement from the region.

Reasons for Optimism in Wake of Sherman’s Visit to China
July 30, 2021

Reasons for Optimism in Wake of Sherman’s Visit to China

By Brian Wong
Policymakers from both sides of the Pacific would benefit from seizing upon the opportunity generated by Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman's visit.
Cooling Off China-US Technological Competition: A Blueprint in Shared Purpose
July 23, 2021

Cooling Off China-US Technological Competition: A Blueprint in Shared Purpose

By Kangkyu Lee
Shared leadership on technological matters is crucial and cooler heads must prevail.

US Deputy Secretary of State to Visit China After All
July 23, 2021

US Deputy Secretary of State to Visit China After All

By Shannon Tiezzi
With Sherman already in the region, the U.S. confirmed she is adding China to her itinerary.

Ted Cruz Blocking State Department Nominees Over Nord Stream 2
July 22, 2021

Ted Cruz Blocking State Department Nominees Over Nord Stream 2

By Catherine Putz
With news of a deal on the pipeline, Cruz isn’t getting what he wants. Will he finally let important diplomatic posts be filled?

US High-Level Diplomat Visits Japan, South Korea, Mongolia
July 20, 2021

US High-Level Diplomat Visits Japan, South Korea, Mongolia

By Shannon Tiezzi
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is making the rounds in East Asia, with one notable omission from her itinerary.

US Defense Chief Set for Southeast Asia Trip
July 20, 2021

US Defense Chief Set for Southeast Asia Trip

By Sebastian Strangio
Lloyd Austin's three-nation tour comes amid concerns about a lack of focus in U.S. engagement with the region.
The Road Ahead for Taiwan-US Relations
July 17, 2021

The Road Ahead for Taiwan-US Relations

By Melissa Conley Tyler
Increased U.S. support has raised hopes in Taiwan – and some of those expectations may be difficult for Washington to meet.

US Focuses on Myanmar, South China Sea at Special ASEAN Meeting
July 15, 2021

US Focuses on Myanmar, South China Sea at Special ASEAN Meeting

By Sebastian Strangio
The meeting highlighted where U.S. and Southeast Asian interests align, and where they part ways.

Affirming Trump-Era Policy, US Warns China Over South China Sea
July 12, 2021

Affirming Trump-Era Policy, US Warns China Over South China Sea

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement underscores a fundamental continuity between the administrations of Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

In Responding to the China Challenge, Biden Should Take a Lesson From JFK
June 24, 2021

In Responding to the China Challenge, Biden Should Take a Lesson From JFK

By Nick Danby
Kennedy’s “flexible response” strategy for deterring and countering Soviet aggression in the 1960s could be used again.
Asian Americans Lobby to Name Navy Ship for Filipino Sailor
June 24, 2021

Asian Americans Lobby to Name Navy Ship for Filipino Sailor

By Janie Har
The secretary of the Navy has final authority and discretion to name and rename ships.

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