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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.

America Is Betting Big on the Second Island Chain
September 05, 2020

America Is Betting Big on the Second Island Chain

By Derek Grossman
Defense Secretary Esper's recent visits to Palau and Guam highlight the importance of the Second Island Chain to U.S. interests -- and China's growing influence there.
US Defense Secretary Esper Visits Tiny Palau, Highlighting US-China Competition
August 27, 2020

US Defense Secretary Esper Visits Tiny Palau, Highlighting US-China Competition

By Associated Press
The island nation is an example of the battleground on which the United States and China are pursuing a "great power" competition for global influence.

What’s in the New US-Thailand Alliance Joint Vision Statement?   
November 19, 2019

What’s in the New US-Thailand Alliance Joint Vision Statement?   

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at what a notable development in the alliance relationship may mean for its future evolution.

US Defense Secretary Esper’s Second Asia Trip Puts Alliances in Focus
November 18, 2019

US Defense Secretary Esper’s Second Asia Trip Puts Alliances in Focus

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. secretary of defense contends with cost-sharing and other controversies.

US Defense Secretary: US Could Alter Military Drills to Boost North Korea Talks
November 15, 2019

US Defense Secretary: US Could Alter Military Drills to Boost North Korea Talks

By Associated Press
Mark Esper said that he is open to the possibility of altering U.S. military activities in South Korea if it would help advance a diplomatic deal with North Korea.

US Tries Its Hand at Shuttle Diplomacy Amid Japan-South Korea Disputes
August 14, 2019

US Tries Its Hand at Shuttle Diplomacy Amid Japan-South Korea Disputes

By Mina Pollmann
Defense Secretary Mark Esper visited Tokyo and Seoul in an attempt to insulate security cooperation from rising tensions.
US Defense Secretary Visits Mongolia to Strengthen Military Bonds
August 08, 2019

US Defense Secretary Visits Mongolia to Strengthen Military Bonds

By Lolita C. Baldor
Secretary Esper's visit marked the third high-level U.S.-Mongolia engagement in recent weeks.

US Defense Secretary: ‘We Would Like’ New Post-INF Treaty Missile Capabilities in Asia
August 05, 2019

US Defense Secretary: ‘We Would Like’ New Post-INF Treaty Missile Capabilities in Asia

By Ankit Panda
Mark T. Esper made the comments shortly after the United States’ withdrawal from the Cold War-era treaty was made official.

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