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China’s Maritime Militia Vessels May Be Military Objectives During Armed Conflict
July 07, 2020

China’s Maritime Militia Vessels May Be Military Objectives During Armed Conflict

By James Kraska and Yusuke Saito
There is no universal definition for naval auxiliaries, but such ships are subject to the same treatment as warships during armed conflict.
Why South Korea Should Be Key to a Revised US Indo-Pacific Approach
July 02, 2020

Why South Korea Should Be Key to a Revised US Indo-Pacific Approach

By Kyle Ferrier
COVID-19 highlights the need to address nontraditional security issues in the region – something South Korea has great expertise in.

Renewing America’s Commitment to the Indo-Pacific
July 02, 2020

Renewing America’s Commitment to the Indo-Pacific

By Jim Inhofe and Cory Gardner
A new Pacific Deterrence Initiative will complement ARIA and implement its vision of a more robust U.S military presence in the Indo-Pacific.

US Suspends All Exports of Controlled Defense Technologies to Hong Kong
June 30, 2020

US Suspends All Exports of Controlled Defense Technologies to Hong Kong

By Ankit Panda
The move marks another step toward eliminating Hong Kong’s consideration as a unique, autonomous territory by the United States.

A Brief, Cautionary, History of Japan-US Immigration
June 26, 2020

A Brief, Cautionary, History of Japan-US Immigration

By Kaoru Ueda
Migration policies are influenced by a complicated mix of labor markets, geopolitics, trade and diplomacy -- and often have unintended consequences.
The Wrong Way to Draw China to Arms Control Talks
June 23, 2020

The Wrong Way to Draw China to Arms Control Talks

By Ankit Panda
What were Chinese flags doing in the room at U.S.-Russia arms control talks?

With China Sanctions, America Pushes the Limits of Its Financial Power
June 19, 2020

With China Sanctions, America Pushes the Limits of Its Financial Power

By Andrew Rennemo
U.S. diplomacy has developed an unhealthy dependence on sanctions.
Trump Signs Uyghur Human Rights Act Into Law
June 18, 2020

Trump Signs Uyghur Human Rights Act Into Law

By Eleanor Albert
Trump signed a law sanctioning Chinese officials responsible for anti-Uyghur policies even as allegations leaked that the U.S. president had encouraged China in the constriction of detention camps.

Bolton: Trump Moves in Office Guided by Reelection Concerns
June 18, 2020

Bolton: Trump Moves in Office Guided by Reelection Concerns

By Associated Press
A scathing new book by former Trump adviser John Bolton alleges that the president begged Xi Jinping for reelection help.

A US-China Détente in 2021: A Word of Caution
June 18, 2020

A US-China Détente in 2021: A Word of Caution

By Maxime Chervaux
Trump’s China policy is about domestic politics, and it has shown some successes.

How Unique Is Trump’s China Policy?
June 17, 2020

How Unique Is Trump’s China Policy?

By Keikichi Takahashi
The current U.S. approach reflects a sea change on China that began before Trump’s election – and will continue after his administration ends.
How to Save Diplomacy With North Korea
June 16, 2020

How to Save Diplomacy With North Korea

By Daniel R. DePetris
If the United States hopes to get anywhere with North Korea, it needs to stop following the old playbook and move denuclearization to the side.

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