February 21, 2022
Washington’s Southeast Asia Commitments Must Look Beyond the ‘Like-Minded’
By Prashanth Parameswaran
The U.S. can't afford to limit its outreach to those nations with which it has the most in common.
December 17, 2021
Jumpstarting an Indian Ocean Region Approach for the United States
By Jeffrey Payne
Engagement by the United States throughout the wider Indian Ocean Region has a mixed record at best.
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.
October 05, 2021
Malaysia and the Indo-Pacific: Navigating the Ocean of Strategic Uncertainties
By Rahul Mishra and Peter Brian M. Wang
Many nations are embracing the strategic construct of the "Indo-Pacific," but Malaysia is yet to clarify its position on the concept.
September 29, 2021
What Does ‘Free and Open’ Really Mean for the Indo-Pacific?
By Ken Weisbrode
The phrase is often read as code for “U.S.-aligned,” but what does it really mean?
September 16, 2021
Biden Announces Indo-Pacific Alliance With UK, Australia
By Aamer Madhani and Jonathan Lemire
The move is likely to deepen a growing chasm in U.S.-China relations.
July 06, 2021
South Korea’s ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ Dilemma
By Tam-Sang Huynh
Testing Seoul’s embrace of the United States’ regional strategy.
July 04, 2021
The Global South China Sea Issue
By SAKAMOTO Shigeki
China’s actions in the South China Sea are no longer just a regional issue.
March 18, 2021
Is the Quad’s Revival a Threat to ASEAN?
By Rifki Dermawan
The reemergence of the Quad grouping is bound to raise questions about ASEAN's relevance and centrality.
January 18, 2021
India and the US: Ideological Convergence No More?
By Mohamed Zeeshan
A new declassified document suggests that Washington sees New Delhi primarily as a security partner.
January 14, 2021
US Declassifies Strategy, Revealing Yawning Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality
By Steven Stashwick
The “Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific” reveals few surprises, and even fewer successes, in the last days of the Trump administration.
January 14, 2021
The US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific: 3 Curiosities
By Abhijnan Rej
Reading the recently declassified document side-by-side, the 2019 Indo-Pacific Strategy Report highlights interesting inconsistencies.