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What’s at Stake in the US Decision to Grant Vietnam ‘Market Economy’ Status?

What’s at Stake in the US Decision to Grant Vietnam ‘Market Economy’ Status?

By Hai Hong Nguyen
Trust – and the lack of it – has been a key factor in Vietnam-U.S. relations over the past half-century.

US Lawmakers Meet Dalai Lama in India’s Dharamshala, Sparking Anger From China

US Lawmakers Meet Dalai Lama in India’s Dharamshala, Sparking Anger From China

By Ashwini Bhatia and Krutika Pathi
The meeting comes close on the heels of the U.S. Congress passing the Resolve Tibet Act.
Should the US Initiate a New Round of Backroom Diplomacy With China?

Should the US Initiate a New Round of Backroom Diplomacy With China?

By Jiachen Shi
The political conditions in the U.S. aren’t quite right – and China doesn’t seem receptive to such outreach, rendering it an unnecessary option for the time being.

Why India and Pakistan’s T20 Cricket Showdown in New York Is Such a Big Deal

Why India and Pakistan’s T20 Cricket Showdown in New York Is Such a Big Deal

By Umer Hussain, M. Fahad Humayun, Simran Kaur Sethi, and Steve Bien-Aime
Cricket advocates could not have written a better script: a raucous crowd cheering on a rare matchup between cricket’s biggest rivals, taking place in the biggest media market in the U.S.

Chief Financial Officer of Anti-CCP, Pro-Trump The Epoch Times Accused of Money Laundering

Chief Financial Officer of Anti-CCP, Pro-Trump The Epoch Times Accused of Money Laundering

By David Bauder
Federal prosecutors in New York charged Weidong “Bill” Guan with funneling $67 million in criminal proceeds to the company, its affiliates, and himself.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Trump Joins TikTok and Calls It ‘An Honor.’ As President He Once Tried to Ban the App

Trump Joins TikTok and Calls It ‘An Honor.’ As President He Once Tried to Ban the App

By Jill Colvin, Will Weissert, and Meg Kinnard
Democratic President Joe Biden signed legislation in April that could ban TikTok in the U.S., even as his campaign joined in February and has tried to work with influencers.

The Bipartisan Clash Over US Electric Vehicle Policy

The Bipartisan Clash Over US Electric Vehicle Policy

By Yingfan Chen and Dingding Chen
The Biden administration’s strategy to compete with China’s dominance hasn’t won buy-in from Republicans, who are skeptical about the entire industry.
Why US Semiconductor Export Controls Backfire

Why US Semiconductor Export Controls Backfire

By Matthew Schleich and Thibault Denamiel
And how Washington can save its 21st century economic security strategy.

The Luzon Economic Corridor: A Badly-Needed Win For the US in Southeast Asia?

The Luzon Economic Corridor: A Badly-Needed Win For the US in Southeast Asia?

By Kevin Chen
As a proof of concept for the G-7's Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, there is a lot riding on the initiative in the northern Philippines.

No China-US Trade War This Year, But Uncertainty Ahead in 2025

No China-US Trade War This Year, But Uncertainty Ahead in 2025

By You Wang
The targeted and restrained nature of the latest round of tariffs suggests the U.S. and China are unlikely to engage in a full-scale trade war this year. But the situation remains precarious. 

How a Second Trump Term Could Shape the South Korea-U.S. Alliance

How a Second Trump Term Could Shape the South Korea-U.S. Alliance

By Jihoon Yu and Erik French
Three points of friction could emerge over policy toward North Korea, host-nation support, and China policy.
The State Department’s Complex Role in Making China Policy

The State Department’s Complex Role in Making China Policy

By Jiachen Shi
As China emerges as a strategic competitor to the United States, its issues have transcended the traditional spheres of policymaking.

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