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Antony Blinken

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.
With Accelerated Afghan Withdrawal, US Engagement With Central Asia Intensifies
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.

Blinken in Afghanistan to Sell Biden Troop Withdrawal
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.

The Japan-US Alliance During the Biden Administration
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.

Danny Russel on US Asia Policy Under Biden
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.

The South Korea-US 2+2 Talks: Who Came Out Ahead?
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.
Do the Anchorage Talks Represent a New Normal for US-China Relations?
March 19, 2021

Do the Anchorage Talks Represent a New Normal for US-China Relations?

By Shannon Tiezzi
The fiery stance from China’s diplomats signals they are willing to return perceived disrespect with more disrespect.

US, China Spar in First Face-to-Face Meeting Under Biden
March 19, 2021

US, China Spar in First Face-to-Face Meeting Under Biden

By Matthew Lee and Mark Thiessen
The contentious tone of the two sides' public comments suggested their private discussions will be even more rocky.

North Korea Warns US Not to ‘Cause a Stink’ Before Seoul Meeting
March 16, 2021

North Korea Warns US Not to ‘Cause a Stink’ Before Seoul Meeting

By Kim Tong-Hyung
Kim Yo Jong issued a warning statement ahead of a U.S.-South Korea 2+2, in Pyongyang’s first direct comment to the Biden administration.

Biden Takes the Right First Steps With South Korea, But a Long Road Lies Ahead
March 12, 2021

Biden Takes the Right First Steps With South Korea, But a Long Road Lies Ahead

By Kyle Ferrier
The Biden administration is moving to repair damage done, but new challenges still need to be faced.
US–China Talks and the Chinese Reaction
March 11, 2021

US–China Talks and the Chinese Reaction

By KAWASHIMA Shin
The two sides had very different takes on what was said.

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