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A New Chapter for India-US Defense Ties
January 27, 2023

A New Chapter for India-US Defense Ties

By Basant S. Sanghera
Biden and Modi have a robust engagement calendar. The U.S. should leverage these opportunities to develop an ambitious roadmap for deepening defense ties with India. 

Biden Nominates New Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues
January 24, 2023

Biden Nominates New Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues

By Mitch Shin
After the position lay vacant for six years, the U.S. finally has a nominee to tackle North Korean human rights issues.
TSMC’s US Investments Spark Political Controversy in Taiwan
January 18, 2023

TSMC’s US Investments Spark Political Controversy in Taiwan

By Brian Hioe
Plans for new chip plants in the U.S. have sparked concerns about Taiwan’s “silicon shield” – and whether Washington has Taipei’s best interests at heart.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Is Back. Washington Should Take Note.
January 13, 2023

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Is Back. Washington Should Take Note.

By Harris Samad
The circumstances are dangerously ripe for a destabilizing element to shift the strategic balance in South Asia, with global consequences. 

Will Kevin McCarthy’s GOP Finally Make China a Partisan Issue?
January 13, 2023

Will Kevin McCarthy’s GOP Finally Make China a Partisan Issue?

By Jiachen Shi
Republicans may find they can best pursue two top agenda items – contain China and cripple Biden – by intertwining them.

How a Biden Legislative Achievement Jeopardized Relations With South Korea
January 06, 2023

How a Biden Legislative Achievement Jeopardized Relations With South Korea

By Jaemin Lee
The Inflation Reduction Act strained ties with South Korea, threatening further cooperation on U.S. priorities. How can Washington repair the damage?

Biden to Host Japan’s Kishida for Talks on Defense, Economy
January 05, 2023

Biden to Host Japan’s Kishida for Talks on Defense, Economy

By Mari Yamaguchi
Ahead of the visit, Japan's prime minister promised a deeper alliance with the U.S. under Japan's new defense strategy.
Are US Allies Falling out of ‘Alignment’ on China?
December 19, 2022

Are US Allies Falling out of ‘Alignment’ on China?

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Biden administration trumpets its efforts to build consensus on China policy through consultation. Recent legislation challenged that. 

China-US Competition Seems to be Working for Africa 
December 16, 2022

China-US Competition Seems to be Working for Africa 

By Chensi Li and Sena Voncujovi
But African leaders will need to keep working to reap the full benefits.

Biden’s Strategic Reviews: Implications for Global Security
December 10, 2022

Biden’s Strategic Reviews: Implications for Global Security

By Sitara Noor
The renewed focus on nuclear weapons amid the contest with China raises the risk of nuclear use – and reduces the likelihood of arms control talks.

US Diplomacy on Twitter (and Why It Should Remain There)
December 08, 2022

US Diplomacy on Twitter (and Why It Should Remain There)

By Kevin Chen
While the platform does face long-term issues, U.S. diplomats should continue using it – rather than ceding Twitter to Chinese influence.
After the Biden-Xi Meeting: Righting China-US Relations
December 05, 2022

After the Biden-Xi Meeting: Righting China-US Relations

By Dingding Chen and Chen Yingfan
Dwindling communication opportunities between the two countries are gradually eroding the foundation of stable relations.

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