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The Biden Administration Has Shown Unwavering Support for Taiwan
October 21, 2021

The Biden Administration Has Shown Unwavering Support for Taiwan

By Derek Grossman
Building on the Trump administration's tough line, President Joe Biden and his cabinet have missed no opportunity to reiterate the U.S. commitment to Taipei.

AUKUS Is Only Half the Equation
October 18, 2021

AUKUS Is Only Half the Equation

By Ryan Nabil
The United States and Britain should prioritize economic ties in their emerging Asia alliance.
Engaging North Korea Via Subnational Diplomacy
October 08, 2021

Engaging North Korea Via Subnational Diplomacy

By Matt Abbott
Subnational diplomacy offers an established, yet underutilized, opportunity for American officials to creatively engage Pyongyang.

More Americans Are Unsure of Biden’s North Korea Policy Than Under Trump
October 08, 2021

More Americans Are Unsure of Biden’s North Korea Policy Than Under Trump

By Juni Kim
Love it or hate it, most Americans knew what the Trump administration was doing on North Korea – and what they thought of it.

CIA Creates Working Group on China as Threats Keep Rising
October 07, 2021

CIA Creates Working Group on China as Threats Keep Rising

By Nomaan Merchant
China is an especially difficult challenge for the U.S. intelligence community.

Biden’s US Trade Representative Outlines Approach to China
October 05, 2021

Biden’s US Trade Representative Outlines Approach to China

By Shannon Tiezzi
Katherine Tai's speech at CSIS was the first major policy address on the China-U.S. economic relationship, but it remained frustratingly short on details.

China, US Hold Military Talks Amid Strained Ties
October 01, 2021

China, US Hold Military Talks Amid Strained Ties

By Associated Press
The two-day video conference marked the first known direct high-level contact between Chinese and U.S. defense officials under the Biden administration.
The US Cooperates With Russia in Space. Why Not China?
September 30, 2021

The US Cooperates With Russia in Space. Why Not China?

By Adam Gadd
Russia-U.S. cooperation in space shows that the China exclusion policy is motivated less by security risks than by a U.S. fear of losing its leadership position.

Diplomacy Under Different Rules: How an NGO Dictates American Diplomacy in Taiwan
September 24, 2021

Diplomacy Under Different Rules: How an NGO Dictates American Diplomacy in Taiwan

By Rachel Bernstein and Scott Singer
A primer on the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), and how it influences the delicate China-Taiwan-U.S. triangle.

What AUKUS and Afghanistan Tell Us About the US Asia Strategy
September 21, 2021

What AUKUS and Afghanistan Tell Us About the US Asia Strategy

By Arash Reisinezhad
Put together, these two seemingly unrelated developments signal a new U.S. strategy in the competition with China.

‘We Were Them:’ Vietnamese Americans Help Afghan Refugees
September 21, 2021

‘We Were Them:’ Vietnamese Americans Help Afghan Refugees

By Amy Taxin
The crisis in Afghanistan has reopened painful wounds for many of the country's 2 million Vietnamese Americans, and spurred many to assist new arrivals.
US-Vietnam Relations: From Reconciliation to a Relationship of Substance
September 20, 2021

US-Vietnam Relations: From Reconciliation to a Relationship of Substance

By Le Hong Hiep
Reconciliation has happened through different measures and in different forms, ranging from efforts to heal wartime wounds to moves aimed at building mutual trust and respect.

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