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On Both Sides of the Pacific, Skepticism Over China Farm Purchases
December 27, 2019

On Both Sides of the Pacific, Skepticism Over China Farm Purchases

By Associated Press
Trump says China will be buying “much more than” $50 billion each year from U.S. farmers. Is that possible?
Richard Nixon’s Asian Prophecy
December 20, 2019

Richard Nixon’s Asian Prophecy

By Francis P. Sempa
Richard Nixon foresaw America’s “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific more than 40 years before it occurred.

Modi’s ‘New India’ and the US-India Relationship: Turbulence Ahead?
December 18, 2019

Modi’s ‘New India’ and the US-India Relationship: Turbulence Ahead?

By Ankit Panda
Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, and the BJP appear to be all-in on implementing several controversial domestic measures. Should that matter for the U.S.-India relationship?

White House Touts ‘Very Significant’ Phase One China Trade Deal
December 18, 2019

White House Touts ‘Very Significant’ Phase One China Trade Deal

By Bonnie Girard
A White House press call includes some more details on the agreement that was announced December 13.

The Americans Are Coming? Washington’s China Pushback and Its Uncertainties
December 13, 2019

The Americans Are Coming? Washington’s China Pushback and Its Uncertainties

By Jin Kai
The U.S. has been moving toward a “whole-of-government” approach to counter China for years, but the ultimate impact remains uncertain.
Remembering Nakasone and US Asia Policy in the 1980s
December 11, 2019

Remembering Nakasone and US Asia Policy in the 1980s

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at the significance of the late Japanese premier through the lens of U.S. Asia policy during the period.

US-China Trade War: Impact on Capital Markets and Commodities
December 10, 2019

US-China Trade War: Impact on Capital Markets and Commodities

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Dimitri Zabelin.
Why the New US-Singapore Guam Fighter Training Detachment Pact Matters
December 09, 2019

Why the New US-Singapore Guam Fighter Training Detachment Pact Matters

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The pact constitutes yet another boost for the U.S.-Singapore defense relationship in spite of wider challenges that remain for ties.  

Putin: Russia Ready to Extend New START With US ‘Without Any Preconditions’
December 06, 2019

Putin: Russia Ready to Extend New START With US ‘Without Any Preconditions’

By Ankit Panda
New START is slated for expiration in February 2021.

China and US Clash Over Xinjiang, Hong Kong Bills
December 05, 2019

China and US Clash Over Xinjiang, Hong Kong Bills

By Associated Press
As Congress targets China’s human rights violations, Beijing is furious over what it sees as U.S. interference.

US Slaps Trafficking Charges on ‘Dynamite Doug’
December 04, 2019

US Slaps Trafficking Charges on ‘Dynamite Doug’

By Luke Hunt
The British expat is wanted for his trafficking of stolen and looted Cambodian antiquities.
America’s New Hong Kong Human Rights Act May Be Provocative, But It’s Not Surprising
November 30, 2019

America’s New Hong Kong Human Rights Act May Be Provocative, But It’s Not Surprising

By Joe Renouard
The law fits squarely within both the hawkish turn in China policy specifically and the tradition of U.S. human rights policymaking generally.

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