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Is Biden Preparing to Tweak the Indo-Pacific Strategy?
November 20, 2020

Is Biden Preparing to Tweak the Indo-Pacific Strategy?

By Sebastian Strangio
A shift in language may signal some changes to the Trump administration’s headline Asia policy.

Australia, Japan, US Trilateral Partnership to Fund Undersea Cable for Palau
October 31, 2020

Australia, Japan, US Trilateral Partnership to Fund Undersea Cable for Palau

By Abhijnan Rej
As the U.S. and its allies compete with China, the North Pacific is emerging as a key battleground.
Mike Pompeo Visits Sri Lanka and the Maldives in a Bid to Win Friends and Influence People
October 29, 2020

Mike Pompeo Visits Sri Lanka and the Maldives in a Bid to Win Friends and Influence People

By Abhijnan Rej
Days before the US presidential election, the U.S. secretary of state soldiers on with the Trump administration’s free and open Indo-Pacific strategy.

How to Make a Sharp-edged Quad Work
October 22, 2020

How to Make a Sharp-edged Quad Work

By Abhijnan Rej
India’s recent decision to include Australia in the Malabar exercises is a significant step toward a militarized Quad. But what should the grouping keep in mind going forward?

Trump Has Undermined His Own Quad Goals
October 16, 2020

Trump Has Undermined His Own Quad Goals

By Mohamed Zeeshan
A shared threat from China should have led Australia, India, and Japan to rally behind the U.S. Why hasn’t that happened?

State Department Officials Clarify Pompeo’s Views on the Quad
October 07, 2020

State Department Officials Clarify Pompeo’s Views on the Quad

By Abhijnan Rej
The U.S. sees the need for “effective multilateralism” in the region – hinting that it considers ASEAN a lost cause.

US, Australia, India, Japan to Discuss China’s Growing Power
October 06, 2020

US, Australia, India, Japan to Discuss China’s Growing Power

By Associated Press
It will be the first in-person talks among the four foreign ministers since the coronavirus pandemic broke out.
How the US Army Fits into America’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
September 29, 2020

How the US Army Fits into America’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

By Francis P. Sempa
The geography of the Indo-Pacific requires a strong U.S. naval and air presence, but the army has a critical role to play, too.

US Defense Secretary’s Recent Speech: Familiar Themes and Unfamiliar Problems
September 18, 2020

US Defense Secretary’s Recent Speech: Familiar Themes and Unfamiliar Problems

By Abhijnan Rej
The Trump administration’s strategy for the Indo-Pacific could end up working in unpredictable ways for the U.S.

Ideology Is Hijacking the Trump Administration’s Asia Strategy
August 27, 2020

Ideology Is Hijacking the Trump Administration’s Asia Strategy

By Elina Noor, Hunter Marston, and Francisco Bencosme
The U.S. Asia strategy needs to go beyond drawing a stark line between autocracies and “freedom-loving countries.”

Why South Korea Should Be Key to a Revised US Indo-Pacific Approach
July 02, 2020

Why South Korea Should Be Key to a Revised US Indo-Pacific Approach

By Kyle Ferrier
COVID-19 highlights the need to address nontraditional security issues in the region – something South Korea has great expertise in.
Absent Without Leave? Gauging US Commitment to the Indo-Pacific
May 06, 2020

Absent Without Leave? Gauging US Commitment to the Indo-Pacific

By Jonah Langan-Marmur and Phillip C. Saunders
How does high-level travel to the region under Trump compare to previous administrations?

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