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Following Putin Visit, Senior US Official Touches Down in Vietnam

Following Putin Visit, Senior US Official Touches Down in Vietnam

By Sebastian Strangio
Daniel Kritenbrink, the State Department's second-in-command of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, has arrived in Hanoi for a two-day visit.

South Korea and the US Should Use the Kim-Putin Bromance

South Korea and the US Should Use the Kim-Putin Bromance

By Mitch Shin
Despite Seoul and Washington’s growing fear of the strengthened ties between Russia and North Korea, there is no need to rule out diplomacy and denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. 
The West Is Laser-Focused on Central Asia’s Middle Corridor. So Is China.

The West Is Laser-Focused on Central Asia’s Middle Corridor. So Is China.

By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez
For more commodities to move west from Central Asia, better infrastructure, more inter-agency cooperation, and modern customs systems are necessary. 

Beyond the Blame Game: De-risking Through Strengthened Asia-Pacific Cooperation

Beyond the Blame Game: De-risking Through Strengthened Asia-Pacific Cooperation

By Siwei Huang
Strategic competition with China is of vital national interest to the United States, and that is precisely why feedback from Asian allies and partners matters.

US Lawmakers Meet Dalai Lama in India’s Dharamshala, Sparking Anger From China

US Lawmakers Meet Dalai Lama in India’s Dharamshala, Sparking Anger From China

By Ashwini Bhatia and Krutika Pathi
The meeting comes close on the heels of the U.S. Congress passing the Resolve Tibet Act.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Should the US Initiate a New Round of Backroom Diplomacy With China?

Should the US Initiate a New Round of Backroom Diplomacy With China?

By Jiachen Shi
The political conditions in the U.S. aren’t quite right – and China doesn’t seem receptive to such outreach, rendering it an unnecessary option for the time being.

India and US Vow to Boost Defense, Trade Ties

India and US Vow to Boost Defense, Trade Ties

By Associated Press
They called for more collaboration in funding innovative research in semiconductor manufacturing, clean energy, and machine learning, and discussed possible co-production of land warfare systems.
Philippine DOH Wants Answers on US ‘Anti-Vax’ Influence Campaign

Philippine DOH Wants Answers on US ‘Anti-Vax’ Influence Campaign

By Sebastian Strangio
According to a Reuters investigation, the Pentagon used social media accounts to sow doubt about China's Sinovac vaccine.

After Pentagon Chief’s Visit, Is There Hope for A Recovery in Cambodia-US Ties?

After Pentagon Chief’s Visit, Is There Hope for A Recovery in Cambodia-US Ties?

By Kim Sun and Chhengpor Aun
Prime Minister Hun Manet's accession last year has opened a window of opportunity for Phnom Penh and Washington.

Asia on Edge: What MAGA Think Tanks Reveal About a Trump 2.0 Presidency

Asia on Edge: What MAGA Think Tanks Reveal About a Trump 2.0 Presidency

By Aneek Das and Felix Heiduk
It seems unlikely Trump 2.0 would upend security structures in the region. In trade and commerce, however, Trump's potential return has Asian officials and observers hugely worried. 

Was the CIA Director Recently in Phnom Penh?

Was the CIA Director Recently in Phnom Penh?

By David Hutt
Whether or not William Burns visited Cambodia, as former PM Hun Sen seemed to claim, U.S.-China competition has set off an intelligence race in Southeast Asia.
Assessing US Sanctions on China

Assessing US Sanctions on China

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Agathe Demarais.

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