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China, US Woo Pacific Island Nations
August 01, 2022

China, US Woo Pacific Island Nations

By Bonnie Girard
The Pacific Islands states have rejected China’s overreach. But are Washington’s efforts any more attractive?
Biden, Xi Hold Talks Amid Tensions Over Taiwan, Tariffs
July 29, 2022

Biden, Xi Hold Talks Amid Tensions Over Taiwan, Tariffs

By Chris Megerian and Zeke Miller
The U.S. and Chinese presidents spoke for over two hours on Thursday at a time of heightened tensions in the relationship.

Biden: US Military Says Pelosi Taiwan Trip ‘Not a Good Idea’
July 22, 2022

Biden: US Military Says Pelosi Taiwan Trip ‘Not a Good Idea’

By Associated Press
The House speaker is reportedly planning a trip to Taiwan in August. China had promised to take “strong measures” in response.

Biden’s Middle East Policy Contradicts His China Policy
July 19, 2022

Biden’s Middle East Policy Contradicts His China Policy

By Mohammadbagher Forough
Biden's trip sent the wrong signals to Indo-Pacific observers on a number of fronts.

Will Tariff Reductions Help China-US Relations?
July 13, 2022

Will Tariff Reductions Help China-US Relations?

By Zhu Xinrong and Dingding Chen
It's too little, too late. The China-U.S. trade conflict will endure for a long time.
Biden’s Uphill Battle to Restructure the Global Semiconductor Sector
July 01, 2022

Biden’s Uphill Battle to Restructure the Global Semiconductor Sector

By Tian He and Anton Malkin
Is it possible – or advisable – to remake global value chains in order to boost U.S. national security?

How the US Can Help Strengthen Disaster Management in Southeast Asia
June 21, 2022

How the US Can Help Strengthen Disaster Management in Southeast Asia

By Meghan Sullivan
Bolstered U.S. support for disaster preparedness would align with Washington's broader objectives in the region.
Will IPEF Help the US Counter China?
June 15, 2022

Will IPEF Help the US Counter China?

By Dingding Chen and Yingfan Chen
It is uncertain whether the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework can succeed in reshaping China’s economic influence in Asia.

Vietnam Eyes Pragmatic Gains from the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
June 13, 2022

Vietnam Eyes Pragmatic Gains from the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

By Huynh Tam Sang
Participation in the new U.S. initiative could advance Vietnam’s aspiration for economic gains and a firm status in the regional economic architecture, but its full-fledged engagement is unlikely.

Can the US Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Meet the Value Proposition Challenge?
June 09, 2022

Can the US Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Meet the Value Proposition Challenge?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
IPEF’s evolution and prospects will partly hinge on how U.S. and regional partners define its value add in an increasingly competitive landscape.

The Global Influence of K-pop: BTS at the White House
June 02, 2022

The Global Influence of K-pop: BTS at the White House

By Brandon Valeriano
American politics has historically leveraged music artists to expand the reach of political messaging.
Biden’s China Strategy Needs an Economic Statecraft Component
June 01, 2022

Biden’s China Strategy Needs an Economic Statecraft Component

By Kelly A. Grieco
The China challenge is indeed serious, but the Biden administration’s strategy for addressing it so far has been lacking.

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