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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
July 02, 2021
With Accelerated Afghan Withdrawal, US Engagement With Central Asia Intensifies
By Catherine Putz
U.S. forces are reportedly days away from completing the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Central Asian diplomats are making the rounds in Washington, DC.
April 16, 2021
Blinken in Afghanistan to Sell Biden Troop Withdrawal
By Matthew Lee
"The partnership is changing, but the partnership itself is enduring,” Blinken said during his unannounced visit to Afghanistan.
April 09, 2021
The Japan-US Alliance During the Biden Administration
By KAWASHIMA Shin
One way of looking at the 2+2 meeting is that a selection of items for future consideration was put on the table. What becomes of these items going forward is now the critical question.
March 31, 2021
Danny Russel on US Asia Policy Under Biden
By Shannon Tiezzi
The vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute (and former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs) on what we can glean from the administration's recent Asia outreach.
March 22, 2021
The South Korea-US 2+2 Talks: Who Came Out Ahead?
By Sukjoon Yoon
While the two sides were careful to avoid open disagreement, there are clear areas of tensions, from approaches to China and North Korea to alliance issues involving Japan.