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Antony Blinken

Leading Marcos Critic Arrested On Cyber-Libel Charges
August 09, 2022

Leading Marcos Critic Arrested On Cyber-Libel Charges

By Sebastian Strangio
Walden Bello's arrest is an indication that the Philippines remains on the same downward human rights trajectory under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Blinken Bound for Southeast Asia and Africa Amid China Tensions
August 01, 2022

Blinken Bound for Southeast Asia and Africa Amid China Tensions

By Sebastian Strangio
The top U.S. diplomat will visit Cambodia and the Philippines en route to a three-nation tour of Africa.
Benjamin Zawacki on the Thailand-China-US Triangle
July 12, 2022

Benjamin Zawacki on the Thailand-China-US Triangle

By Sebastian Strangio
This week's visit to Thailand by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has cast a spotlight on the country's languishing treaty alliance with Washington.

ASEAN Should Harden Its Stance on Myanmar Junta, Blinken Says
July 11, 2022

ASEAN Should Harden Its Stance on Myanmar Junta, Blinken Says

By Sebastian Strangio
But the Southeast Asian bloc is unlikely to take the punitive line favored by the U.S. and its Western partners.

Biden’s China Strategy Needs an Economic Statecraft Component
June 01, 2022

Biden’s China Strategy Needs an Economic Statecraft Component

By Kelly A. Grieco
The China challenge is indeed serious, but the Biden administration’s strategy for addressing it so far has been lacking.

Blinken Emphasizes Cooperation, Including With Beijing, in China Policy Speech
May 27, 2022

Blinken Emphasizes Cooperation, Including With Beijing, in China Policy Speech

By Shannon Tiezzi
Blinken emphasized cooperation with allies and partners, and even with China itself, in his long-awaited speech.

With Blinken’s Visit to Fiji, the US Returns to the Pacific
February 16, 2022

With Blinken’s Visit to Fiji, the US Returns to the Pacific

By Grant Wyeth
China drew Washington’s attention back to the Pacific, but regional states hope the U.S. engages beyond geopolitical competition.
US Secretary of State Blinken Starts Pacific Tour in Australia
February 10, 2022

US Secretary of State Blinken Starts Pacific Tour in Australia

By Associated Press
Blinken’s trip to Australia for bilateral and Quad meetings will be followed by a visit to Fiji, then a Japan-South Korea-US trilateral in Hawaii.

Blinken in Southeast Asia: Is This the Real ‘Pivot’?
December 21, 2021

Blinken in Southeast Asia: Is This the Real ‘Pivot’?

By Rizal Ramli
The U.S. Secretary of State's recent tour sent all the right signals, but some regional skepticism remains.

Assessing Antony Blinken’s Jakarta Speech on the Indo-Pacific
December 14, 2021

Assessing Antony Blinken’s Jakarta Speech on the Indo-Pacific

By Sebastian Strangio
The U.S. Secretary of State made a broad array of promises, but was frustratingly short on specifics.

Does the Afghan Debacle Signal Declining US Influence?
September 22, 2021

Does the Afghan Debacle Signal Declining US Influence?

By Niha Dagia
Experts say to maintain influence Washington “will need at a minimum to recognize the Taliban government.”
Blinken’s India Visit Goes Off Smoothly
July 30, 2021

Blinken’s India Visit Goes Off Smoothly

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Despite concerns that the Biden administration’s focus on human rights and democracy would entail sharp criticism of New Delhi, Blinken’s visit highlighted the many areas of bilateral synergy.

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