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After the ICJ Ruling, What Will the US Do for the Rohingya?
January 29, 2020

After the ICJ Ruling, What Will the US Do for the Rohingya?

By Adam Kiedrowski
The recent ruling against Myanmar should spark a stronger response from the United States.

US, Japan Begin Northern Viper Military Exercise
January 28, 2020

US, Japan Begin Northern Viper Military Exercise

By Ankit Panda
The exercise, initiated in 2017, takes place on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
Were Tankers the Key to Imperial Japan’s Early Wartime Success?
January 28, 2020

Were Tankers the Key to Imperial Japan’s Early Wartime Success?

By Robert Farley
Japan had come to appreciate the value of at-sea replenishment for its navy early on.

Adding Myanmar to the Trump Travel Ban Would Be a Mistake
January 25, 2020

Adding Myanmar to the Trump Travel Ban Would Be a Mistake

By Daniel O'Connor
Such a move would only serve to push Myanmar further away from the U.S. – and toward China.

The Tough Road Ahead for US-Japan Host Nation Support Negotiations
January 23, 2020

The Tough Road Ahead for US-Japan Host Nation Support Negotiations

By Yuki Tatsumi
With election season looming in the U.S., the question of Japan's financial contribution to the alliance could become politically fraught.

Washington Needs Nonproliferation Messaging Consistency on Iran and North Korea
January 23, 2020

Washington Needs Nonproliferation Messaging Consistency on Iran and North Korea

By Mary Chesnut
Consistent nonproliferation messaging: how can the United States square its Iran strategy with its North Korea strategy?

How Chinese Immigrants Found Their Way to Puerto Rico
January 23, 2020

How Chinese Immigrants Found Their Way to Puerto Rico

By Robert Farley
The history of Chinese immigrants in Puerto Rico is intertwined with American restrictions on Chinese immigration through 1965.
Why Is Kyrgyzstan Being Considered for the New U.S. Travel Ban?
January 22, 2020

Why Is Kyrgyzstan Being Considered for the New U.S. Travel Ban?

By Catherine Putz
Politico reported that the Trump administration is considering expanding the controversial “travel ban” to seven more countries, including possibly Kyrgyzstan.

Pomp and Circumstance: Interpreting the Signing Ceremony of the US-China Trade Deal
January 21, 2020

Pomp and Circumstance: Interpreting the Signing Ceremony of the US-China Trade Deal

By Bonnie Girard
What signals did the ceremony send about the substance of the deal?

The Phase One Trade Deal: What’s in It for China?
January 18, 2020

The Phase One Trade Deal: What’s in It for China?

By Fatih Oktay
Looking at the text, China's commitments far outweigh the United States'. So why did Beijing sign on?

With Iran, North Korea Tensions in Headlines, Japan’s Defense Minister Visits US
January 17, 2020

With Iran, North Korea Tensions in Headlines, Japan’s Defense Minister Visits US

By Mina Pollmann
Taro Kono’s trip included the usual rhetoric on the alliance, but a few surprises as well.
Lockheed Martin Awarded $32.9 Million Pentagon Contract for Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade Program
January 17, 2020

Lockheed Martin Awarded $32.9 Million Pentagon Contract for Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade Program

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. defense contractor has won a contract modification for logistics support to Taiwan’s F-16 upgrade program.

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