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Hong Kong Voices in American Politics
November 25, 2020

Hong Kong Voices in American Politics

By Maggie Shum and Victoria Tin-bor Hui
Preliminary survey results suggest President-elect Biden has some convincing to do to win the confidence of Hong Kong Americans.

Biden Must Not Give in to North Korea’s Demand for Early Sanctions Relief
November 25, 2020

Biden Must Not Give in to North Korea’s Demand for Early Sanctions Relief

By Mathew Ha
Diplomatic success will require better sanctions enforcement, not looser sanctions.
US-Uzbekistan Relations Right on Track
November 25, 2020

US-Uzbekistan Relations Right on Track

By Catherine Putz
The U.S. and Uzbekistan aim to transition toward a “Strategic Partnership Dialogue” in 2021.

Quad 2.0 Is Off to a Good Start – It Must Keep Going
November 23, 2020

Quad 2.0 Is Off to a Good Start – It Must Keep Going

By Manoj Rawat
The Malabar exercises in the Indian Ocean this month show the Quad is ready to be serious.

United States Formally Exits Open Skies Treaty
November 23, 2020

United States Formally Exits Open Skies Treaty

By Abhijnan Rej
A report suggests that the Trump administration’s decision to label the supporting reconnaissance aircraft “excess defense articles” is meant to complicate any attempt by President-elect Biden to rejoin it.

Biden Expected to Nominate Antony Blinken as Secretary of State
November 23, 2020

Biden Expected to Nominate Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

By Associated Press
Blinken will be tasked with repairing the serious damage to American diplomacy incurred during the Trump years.

US Submarines to Field Hypersonic Weapons in 2025
November 20, 2020

US Submarines to Field Hypersonic Weapons in 2025

By Steven Stashwick
The U.S. Navy expects limited operations by mid-decade and broader capability in 2028.
Is Biden Preparing to Tweak the Indo-Pacific Strategy?
November 20, 2020

Is Biden Preparing to Tweak the Indo-Pacific Strategy?

By Sebastian Strangio
A shift in language may signal some changes to the Trump administration’s headline Asia policy.

The US State Department China Policy Paper: Hits and Misses
November 20, 2020

The US State Department China Policy Paper: Hits and Misses

By Andy Zelleke
The document is short on prescriptions, but provides a more nuanced diagnosis of the problem than usually found in Trump administration statements.

Taiwan, Frozen Out of RCEP, Explores Trade Agreement Options With US
November 19, 2020

Taiwan, Frozen Out of RCEP, Explores Trade Agreement Options With US

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan reiterated Sunday its desire to join the CPTPP, and negotiators are in Washington this week hammering out a potential free trade agreement with the United States.

US Navy Secretary Proposes New Indo-Pacific Fleet
November 18, 2020

US Navy Secretary Proposes New Indo-Pacific Fleet

By Abhijnan Rej
Kenneth Braithwaite’s proposal for a First Fleet has raised eyebrows, including in India.
After RCEP’s Launch, the US Urgently Needs to Rejoin the TPP
November 18, 2020

After RCEP’s Launch, the US Urgently Needs to Rejoin the TPP

By Ho-fung Hung
The geopolitical rationale was always there, but the creation of RCEP changes the narrative about the TPP and American jobs.

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