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US Afghan Envoy Khalilzad Defends Biden Withdrawal Plan 
April 29, 2021

US Afghan Envoy Khalilzad Defends Biden Withdrawal Plan 

By Catherine Putz
In a hearing called by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week, Khalilzad reiterated the rationale for the administration’s decision to exit Afghanistan.

Biden Announces Plan for US Exit from Afghan War, Urges Attention to Future Challenges
April 15, 2021

Biden Announces Plan for US Exit from Afghan War, Urges Attention to Future Challenges

By Catherine Putz
"No one wants to say that we should be in Afghanistan forever. But they insist that now is not the right moment to leave,” Biden rebuffs critics, charting a U.S. exit from its longest war.
The Misunderstood History of Pakistan-US Relations
March 30, 2021

The Misunderstood History of Pakistan-US Relations

By Touqir Hussain
Pakistan has sometimes been important to the U.S., sometimes not. Understanding the shifts of the past can help Islamabad plan for the future.

May Deadline Looms for Washington on Exiting the Afghan War
March 19, 2021

May Deadline Looms for Washington on Exiting the Afghan War

By Catherine Putz
Will it be May? Maybe not.

US-India Relations: The Shift From Trump to Biden 
March 17, 2021

US-India Relations: The Shift From Trump to Biden 

By Emily Ashbridge
As Washington and Delhi seek stronger ties, three policy shifts underway in the Biden administration may limit cooperation.

Vietnam Must Be Pleased With the Biden Administration… For the Most Part
March 16, 2021

Vietnam Must Be Pleased With the Biden Administration… For the Most Part

By Derek Grossman
Relations are set to continue on their upward trajectory, though there remain certain areas of concern.

Can Biden’s Pax Americana Vision Succeed?
March 15, 2021

Can Biden’s Pax Americana Vision Succeed?

By Hu Junyang and Dingding Chen
A coherent Asia strategy will be key to Biden’s pledge to rebuild U.S. global influence.
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.

Biden Administration Announces First China Meeting
March 11, 2021

Biden Administration Announces First China Meeting

By Shannon Tiezzi
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will meet Chinese Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on March 18.

The Blinken Letter: A Renewed Push for Afghan Peace, Proposals Both New and Old
March 08, 2021

The Blinken Letter: A Renewed Push for Afghan Peace, Proposals Both New and Old

By Catherine Putz
Parts of the brief letter have drawn a strong reaction from Afghan leaders, while talks dangle in Doha.

Biden’s New Strategic Guidance: Squaring the Circle?
March 05, 2021

Biden’s New Strategic Guidance: Squaring the Circle?

By Abhijnan Rej
The Interim National Security Strategic Guidance is refreshingly direct. But how the Biden administration puts it to action remains an open question.
Plus Ça Change: Biden’s Emerging Foreign Policy
March 04, 2021

Plus Ça Change: Biden’s Emerging Foreign Policy

By Abhijnan Rej
Saudi Arabia and Myanmar offer early glimpses of how U.S. foreign policy under the new administration could shape up.

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