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After 4 Years as Pawn in China-US Game, Seattle Man Is Home
November 24, 2021

After 4 Years as Pawn in China-US Game, Seattle Man Is Home

By Erika Kinetz
China’s ability to make deals by effectively taking people like Daniel Hsu hostage has raised concerns.

US Lawmakers Visit Taiwan Amid Flurry of Diplomatic Activity
November 18, 2021

US Lawmakers Visit Taiwan Amid Flurry of Diplomatic Activity

By Brian Hioe
The trip came amid a busy diplomatic stretch, including Taiwan-Europe exchanges as well as the Biden-Xi phone call.
Biden, Xi Emphasize Conflict Management at First Virtual Summit
November 17, 2021

Biden, Xi Emphasize Conflict Management at First Virtual Summit

By Shannon Tiezzi
China-U.S. differences were on display, but both leaders also expressed a commitment to keeping tensions from erupting into conflict.

Biden, Taiwan, and Strategic Ambiguity
October 25, 2021

Biden, Taiwan, and Strategic Ambiguity

By Dennis V. Hickey
Even U.S. presidents apparently need a primer on the U.S. stance on Taiwan’s defense.

US Leadership Could Change Course of Myanmar’s Human Rights Crisis
October 22, 2021

US Leadership Could Change Course of Myanmar’s Human Rights Crisis

By Carolyn Nash
A U.S.-led coalition that intensifies this pressure could change the course of Myanmar’s protracted human rights disaster. 

Biden’s Nominee for Singapore Ambassador Pledges to Bolster Economic, Security Ties
October 22, 2021

Biden’s Nominee for Singapore Ambassador Pledges to Bolster Economic, Security Ties

By Sebastian Strangio
However, tech entrepreneur Jonathan Kaplan's promise to raise press freedom concerns is likely to get a chilly reception.

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.

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