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Alleging Currency Manipulation, US Slaps Duties on Vietnamese Vehicle Tires
November 06, 2020

Alleging Currency Manipulation, US Slaps Duties on Vietnamese Vehicle Tires

By Sebastian Strangio
While relatively minor, the duty runs counter to the administration's assiduous attempts to build a regional coalition to stand up to China.

To Compete With China, the US Needs to Drop ‘America First’
November 02, 2020

To Compete With China, the US Needs to Drop ‘America First’

By Troy Stangarone
If the United States is to engage in a long-term great power competition with China, it will need to decouple from the Trump administration’s “America First” agenda.
Washington Again Revokes Duty-Free Access for Thai Goods
November 02, 2020

Washington Again Revokes Duty-Free Access for Thai Goods

By Sebastian Strangio
While the Thai government has shrugged off the decision, it is unlikely to do much to improve relations between Washington and Bangkok.

At UN, Xi Outlines China’s Vision for the World
September 23, 2020

At UN, Xi Outlines China’s Vision for the World

By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi's address followed (and implicitly responded to) a typical broadside from U.S. President Donald Trump.

Scott Snyder on Trump, South Korea, and ‘America-First’ Alliance Policy
August 19, 2020

Scott Snyder on Trump, South Korea, and ‘America-First’ Alliance Policy

By Shannon Tiezzi
"One dismisses the president’s longstanding beliefs that allies such as South Korea are free riders at one’s own peril."

US Interests Are Not Served by Making a Scapegoat of South Korea
January 29, 2020

US Interests Are Not Served by Making a Scapegoat of South Korea

By Sukjoon Yoon
The U.S.-South Korea SMA negotiations have devolved into a blatant shakedown. That's bad for both sides.

Schisms on Display as the G20 Summit Convenes
June 29, 2019

Schisms on Display as the G20 Summit Convenes

By Elaine Kurtenbach and Foster Klug
G-20 leaders clash over values amid calls to protect economic growth.
Asia's Geopolitical Challenges: Outlook 2019
December 27, 2018

Asia's Geopolitical Challenges: Outlook 2019

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Tiberio Graziani.

Trump Has No Intention of Making a Trade Deal With China
September 07, 2018

Trump Has No Intention of Making a Trade Deal With China

By Kyle M. Griffin
Overwhelming bipartisan support means the president has strong incentives to maintain a protracted trade war.

China's 'Common Destiny' Vs. 'America First'
May 07, 2018

China's 'Common Destiny' Vs. 'America First'

By Jin Kai
A look at the contrasting worldviews of China and the United States.

John Bolton Enters the Trump Administration: What to Expect
March 23, 2018

John Bolton Enters the Trump Administration: What to Expect

By Ankit Panda
John Bolton could unleash and enable Trump's worst instincts on foreign policy.
US Leadership in International Trade: Recalibration or Retreat?
February 06, 2018

US Leadership in International Trade: Recalibration or Retreat?

By Mercy A. Kuo
Conversation with Ambassador Rufus Yerxa.

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