Bleak Prospects for an Indonesia-US FTA on Critical Minerals
By Fajar Hidayat
Indonesia is keen to get increased access to the U.S. market, but China’s heavy presence in the country is causing concern in Washington.
Indonesia Fast-Tracks Its Electric Vehicle Ambitions
By Joseph Rachman
So far, most EV-related investment has come from Chinese and South Korean companies. Can the country succeed without Western involvement?
For Southeast Asia, US Industrial Policy Might be a Risky Bet
By Kevin Chen
Southeast Asian countries were optimistic about cashing in on the Inflation Reduction Act, but there are several hurdles standing in the way.
How a Biden Legislative Achievement Jeopardized Relations With South Korea
By Jaemin Lee
The Inflation Reduction Act strained ties with South Korea, threatening further cooperation on U.S. priorities. How can Washington repair the damage?
Are US Allies Falling out of ‘Alignment’ on China?
By Shannon Tiezzi
The Biden administration trumpets its efforts to build consensus on China policy through consultation. Recent legislation challenged that.
Inflation Reduction Act Roils South Korea-US Relations
By Troy Stangarone
The EV provisions of the IRA are seen by South Korea as both a violation of trade rules and contrary to the deepening economic partnership between the two countries.