April 08, 2022
The US Should Pay Attention to the China-South Korea Culture Clash
By Yong Kwon
China's claims to great power status are strongly based on historical narratives. Navigating Asia thus requires Washington to study more history.
April 05, 2022
Why Vietnam Holds the Trump Card in the US-Vietnam Partnership
By Khang Vu
Hanoi enjoys considerable leverage as a frontline state in Washington's strategic competition with Beijing.
March 31, 2022
The US Pivot to Asia Was Dead on Arrival
By Peter Birgbauer
Since its unveiling under the Obama administration, the U.S. “pivot” to Asia has constantly been derailed by emergencies elsewhere. The Ukraine war is just the latest example.
March 29, 2022
Sanctioning China to Get to Russia Is Easier Said Than Done
By Joseph Cash
Secondary sanctions on China would be more painful and harder to justify – which makes any unified application unlikely.
March 25, 2022
America’s Aid Imperium and Human Rights in Southeast Asia
By Salvador Santino F. Regilme Jr.
Has U.S. foreign aid led to advancements in rights or increased repression in Southeast Asia?
March 22, 2022
What the US Indo-Pacific Strategy Is Missing
By Zenel Garcia
The Biden administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy rests on old assumptions that fail to account for the region’s dynamics and complexity.
March 17, 2022
US Alleges ‘Transnational Repression’ Scheme Involving China’s Secret Police
By Shannon Tiezzi
The Department of Justice has accused five individuals of working with China's Ministry of State Security to surveil and harass Chinese dissidents residing in the United States.
March 16, 2022
Fancy Footwork: Biden’s Two-Step Approach to Indo-Pacific Allies
By Tom Corben and Peter K. Lee
The Biden administration took some bold steps to empower its Indo-Pacific allies and partners in 2021. But can it deliver on its promises?
March 11, 2022
What South Korea’s Election Means for Its Technology Alliance With the United States
By Ryan Fedasiuk
Yoon’s election presents opportunities to strengthen the South Korea-U.S. relationship beyond traditional security concerns.
February 25, 2022
Nixon Goes to China: The Wider Impact
By Bonnie Girard
Beyond its seismic implications for China-U.S. relations, the rapprochement reshaped politics across the Asia-Pacific – and beyond.
February 25, 2022
US Drops Name of Trump’s ‘China Initiative’ After Criticism
By Eric Tucker
The Department of Justice's China Initiative had been plagued by accusations of racism and shaky pretexts for pursuing legal action.
February 23, 2022
Beyond North Korea: The Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral in the Indo-Pacific
By Jagannath Panda
The Japan-South Korea-U.S. mechanism is a crucial piece in the United States’ broad Indo-Pacific strategy.