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‘Welcome Home’: Evacuation Flight Brings 200 Afghans to US
July 30, 2021

‘Welcome Home’: Evacuation Flight Brings 200 Afghans to US

By Ellen Knickmeyer and Matthew Lee
Subsequent flights are due to bring more of the roughly 700 applicants who are farthest along in the process of getting visas.

US Defense Chief Set for Southeast Asia Trip
July 20, 2021

US Defense Chief Set for Southeast Asia Trip

By Sebastian Strangio
Lloyd Austin's three-nation tour comes amid concerns about a lack of focus in U.S. engagement with the region.
Biden Says U.S. War in Afghanistan Will End August 31
July 09, 2021

Biden Says U.S. War in Afghanistan Will End August 31

By Zeke Miller and Aamer Madhani
Biden said he didn't trust the Taliban but trusted the capacity of the Afghan military to defend the government.

Pentagon Completes China Policy Review
June 11, 2021

Pentagon Completes China Policy Review

By Steven Stashwick
The internal assessment will inform ongoing strategy development.

Why the US Should Recognize the Rohingya Genocide
June 01, 2021

Why the US Should Recognize the Rohingya Genocide

By Michael P. Scharf, Paul R. Williams, and Milena Sterio
The Biden administration has a chance to reassert the United States’ moral authority on human rights.

Biden Asks US Intel Officials to Investigate COVID-19 Origin
May 27, 2021

Biden Asks US Intel Officials to Investigate COVID-19 Origin

By Zeke Miller and Aamer Madhani
Biden in a statement said the majority of the intelligence community had "coalesced" around two possible scenarios.

Biden Pulls South Korea Closer in Alignment With US Indo-Pacific Strategy
May 24, 2021

Biden Pulls South Korea Closer in Alignment With US Indo-Pacific Strategy

By Gabriela Bernal
The Indo-Pacific focus of the Biden-Moon joint statement was notable.
Biden’s First 100 Days and India-U.S. Relations
May 11, 2021

Biden’s First 100 Days and India-U.S. Relations

By Monish Tourangbam and Priyanjali Simon
Policy mandarins in New Delhi need to pay attention to the shifting domestic and foreign imperatives that are shaping Washington's foreign policy.

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.

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