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Making Sense of the 2020 US South China Sea Policy Update
July 15, 2020

Making Sense of the 2020 US South China Sea Policy Update

By Ankit Panda
Greg Poling joins the podcast to discuss revisions to U.S. South China Sea policy.

US Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Features in Spratlys
July 15, 2020

US Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Features in Spratlys

By Ankit Panda
The operation comes shortly after the unveiling of a new South China Sea position by the U.S. government.
Advancing US-Vietnam Relations: Past, Present, and Future
July 15, 2020

Advancing US-Vietnam Relations: Past, Present, and Future

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties is an occasion to reflect on the remarkable trajectory of relations to date, but also the work that lies ahead.

US Air Force Grants Boeing $1.2 Billion Initial F-15EX Contract
July 14, 2020

US Air Force Grants Boeing $1.2 Billion Initial F-15EX Contract

By Ankit Panda
The first F-15EX fighters are expected to complete production next year.

The US Announces a New Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea: First Takeaways
July 14, 2020

The US Announces a New Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea: First Takeaways

By Ankit Panda
In a welcome development, the revised U.S. position brings American policy in line with the July 2016 arbitral tribunal ruling.

US Amphibious Assault Ship Burns in Port for Second Day
July 14, 2020

US Amphibious Assault Ship Burns in Port for Second Day

By Steven Stashwick
USS Bonhomme Richard caught fire during maintenance in San Diego on Sunday.

USS Bonhomme Richard Suffers From Major Fire at US Naval Base San Diego
July 13, 2020

USS Bonhomme Richard Suffers From Major Fire at US Naval Base San Diego

By Ankit Panda
The origins of the fire remain uncertain -- as does the status of the ship.
Rethinking the Technological Story of the Pacific Theater of the Second World War
July 13, 2020

Rethinking the Technological Story of the Pacific Theater of the Second World War

By Robert Farley
Just how central was the battleship to naval operations during the Second World War?

China’s Foreign Minister Strikes Conciliatory Tone to Bring US Ties Back From the Brink
July 11, 2020

China’s Foreign Minister Strikes Conciliatory Tone to Bring US Ties Back From the Brink

By Eleanor Albert
In speech on Thursday, Wang Yi tried for a reset in U.S.-China relations amid worsening tensions.

US Enacts Magnitsky Sanctions on Chinese Officials for Xinjiang Abuses
July 10, 2020

US Enacts Magnitsky Sanctions on Chinese Officials for Xinjiang Abuses

By Shannon Tiezzi
After years of pressure from Congress and human rights activists, Washington has enacted sanctions on Chinese officials involved in the crackdown on Uyghurs.

The US-China Cold War Has Already Started
July 08, 2020

The US-China Cold War Has Already Started

By Alan Dupont
The clashing geopolitical ambitions of the two states are fueling a rivalry that could be even more dangerous and consequential than the original Cold War.
America’s Hong Kong Approach Does More Harm Than Good
July 06, 2020

America’s Hong Kong Approach Does More Harm Than Good

By Jin Kai
Washington intends to signal its resolve to Beijing, but Hong Kong is not reliant on U.S. goodwill.

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