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Assessing ASEAN’s New Indo-Pacific Outlook
June 24, 2019
Assessing ASEAN’s New Indo-Pacific Outlook
A look at the regional grouping’s first articulation of its response to the Indo-Pacific concept, and the outlook for its future development.
Assessing ASEAN’s New Indo-Pacific Outlook
2019 Shangri-La Dialogue: US-China Divide Lingers Amid Asia’s Anxiety
June 03, 2019
2019 Shangri-La Dialogue: US-China Divide Lingers Amid Asia’s Anxiety
The dynamics at play at Asia’s premier security summit only reinforced existing regional worries that the divisions between Washington and Beijing are set to endure.
2019 Shangri-La Dialogue: US-China Divide Lingers Amid Asia’s Anxiety
Assessing the US Indo-Pacific Strategy Report: Current Opportunities and Future Uncertainties  
June 03, 2019
Assessing the US Indo-Pacific Strategy Report: Current Opportunities and Future Uncertainties  
While the much-anticipated report is a notable development for US Asia policy and offers much promise, there remain uncertainties about how rhetoric will translate into reality.
Assessing the US Indo-Pacific Strategy Report: Current Opportunities and Future Uncertainties  
2019 Shangri-La Dialogue: US-China Competition Looms Over Asia Security Summit
May 28, 2019
2019 Shangri-La Dialogue: US-China Competition Looms Over Asia Security Summit
Given the state of U.S.-China relations, it is a safe bet that the issue will dominate the headlines even as conversations focus on a wider range of security issues.
2019 Shangri-La Dialogue: US-China Competition Looms Over Asia Security Summit
Southeast Asia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative
May 15, 2019
Southeast Asia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative
A closer look at the dynamics behind the subregion’s continued management of the opportunities and challenges within the evolving initiative.  
Southeast Asia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Multilateral Presence and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific
May 14, 2019
Multilateral Presence and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific
A recent multilateral set of drills involving the United States, Japan, India, and the Philippines is a model.
Multilateral Presence and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific
South China Sea Minilateralism: Between Opportunities and Limits
May 13, 2019
South China Sea Minilateralism: Between Opportunities and Limits
While joint activities between regional states are no doubt significant, they need to be kept in perspective relative to broader trends.
South China Sea Minilateralism: Between Opportunities and Limits
Japan-Vietnam Military Ties in the Headlines with Defense Minister Visit
May 06, 2019
Japan-Vietnam Military Ties in the Headlines with Defense Minister Visit
The recent trip by the Japanese defense minister spotlighted ongoing activity in the bilateral relationship.
Japan-Vietnam Military Ties in the Headlines with Defense Minister Visit
Transatlantic Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific: Where Does Southeast Asia Fit in?
April 25, 2019
Transatlantic Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific: Where Does Southeast Asia Fit in?
A closer look at Southeast Asia’s role within greater transatlantic collaboration in the region.
Transatlantic Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific: Where Does Southeast Asia Fit in?
Advancing Democracy in the US Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy
April 24, 2019
Advancing Democracy in the US Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy
Further developing the governance pillar of U.S. Asia strategy will require managing a mix of opportunities and challenges.
Advancing Democracy in the US Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy
US-Vietnam Relations in the Headlines with First Indo-Pacific Commander Visit
April 23, 2019
US-Vietnam Relations in the Headlines with First Indo-Pacific Commander Visit
The interaction spotlighted the ongoing activity in the defense relationship, both bilaterally as well as in the wider Indo-Pacific region.
US-Vietnam Relations in the Headlines with First Indo-Pacific Commander Visit
Assessing Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy
April 23, 2019
Assessing Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy
A closer look at the current status and future prospects of one of Taiwan’s flagship foreign policy initiatives.
Assessing Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy
Taiwan as an Indo-Pacific Contributor
April 17, 2019
Taiwan as an Indo-Pacific Contributor
A series of events tied to the commemoration of the Taiwan Relations Act have spotlighted Taipei’s role in the wider region on its own terms and as a U.S. partner.
Taiwan as an Indo-Pacific Contributor
British Royal Navy Vessel Reports North Korean Illicit Ship-to-Ship Transfer in East China Sea
April 09, 2019
British Royal Navy Vessel Reports North Korean Illicit Ship-to-Ship Transfer in East China Sea
The British Royal Navy successfully spotted and reported the illicit activity to the United Nations.
British Royal Navy Vessel Reports North Korean Illicit Ship-to-Ship Transfer in East China Sea
A Free and Open Indo-Pacific: The South Korean Perspective
March 21, 2019
A Free and Open Indo-Pacific: The South Korean Perspective
How does South Korea fit into FOIP, and how would Seoul like to see the concept evolve?
A Free and Open Indo-Pacific: The South Korean Perspective
The Future of Asia’s Quad: Managing the Perceptions Gap
March 20, 2019
The Future of Asia’s Quad: Managing the Perceptions Gap
Despite some ongoing adjustments, the key regional challenge for the Quad is addressing a lingering perceptions gap in some quarters.
The Future of Asia’s Quad: Managing the Perceptions Gap
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