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US-ASEAN Special Summit Spotlights Coming Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
May 25, 2022

US-ASEAN Special Summit Spotlights Coming Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The pursuit of an elevated partnership provides a valuable opportunity for both sides to shape an updated, shared agenda.

Southeast Asian Nations Roll the Dice on Biden’s Indo-Pacific Framework
May 24, 2022

Southeast Asian Nations Roll the Dice on Biden’s Indo-Pacific Framework

By Sebastian Strangio
The region has thrown its support behind Washington's long-awaited economic engagement plan, even as the specifics remain vague.
Assessing the Outcomes of the US-ASEAN Special Summit
May 17, 2022

Assessing the Outcomes of the US-ASEAN Special Summit

By Sebastian Strangio
The meeting fulfilled its purpose as a symbolic statement of American commitment, but came up short on the specifics.

ASEAN Leaders Arrive in US Ahead of Special Summit
May 11, 2022

ASEAN Leaders Arrive in US Ahead of Special Summit

By Sebastian Strangio
The question hanging over the two-day summit is whether the U.S. can avoid viewing its relations with Southeast Asia solely through the lens of its competition with China.

Regional Partners Seek Clarity on Biden’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
April 15, 2022

Regional Partners Seek Clarity on Biden’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

By Matthew P. Goodman and Aidan Arasasingham
Addressing regional concerns will be difficult, take time, and require U.S. policymakers to be responsive. But failure is not an option.

Cambodia Announces Postponement of Special US-ASEAN Summit
March 10, 2022

Cambodia Announces Postponement of Special US-ASEAN Summit

By Sebastian Strangio
The March 28-29 meeting has been delayed due to scheduling clashes with some Southeast Asian governments.

Biden’s Afghanistan Policy Pleases No One. But Some Critics Are Wrong Too.
February 25, 2022

Biden’s Afghanistan Policy Pleases No One. But Some Critics Are Wrong Too.

By Jasmine Bhatia and Sarajuddin Isar
Both proponents and critics of the controversial decision to order the unfreezing and splitting of Afghanistan’s foreign reserves are getting it wrong.
The Biden Administration Releases an Indo-Pacific Strategy: Reading Between the Lines
February 18, 2022

The Biden Administration Releases an Indo-Pacific Strategy: Reading Between the Lines

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What does the Biden administration seek in the Indo-Pacific?

The Biden Administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Lacks Clarity on China
February 18, 2022

The Biden Administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Lacks Clarity on China

By Alec Blivas
The strategy document fails to answer crucial questions about the desired balance between competition and cooperation with China.

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 Southeast Asia Strategy: A Balance of Commitment Approach Under Biden and Beyond
January 28, 2022

US Southeast Asia Strategy: A Balance of Commitment Approach Under Biden and Beyond

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Sustaining its commitment to the region requires the U.S. to maintain a series of elusive balances.
North Korea’s Missile Tests: Biden’s Options
January 21, 2022

North Korea’s Missile Tests: Biden’s Options

By Eric Gomez
Since the collapse of the U.S.-North Korea summit at Hanoi in February 2019, North Korea and the United States have been locked in a diplomatic impasse. 

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