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Is a Thaw Coming in US-China Relations?
November 07, 2018
Is a Thaw Coming in US-China Relations?
There are hopeful signs on several fronts, from trade issues to security ties.
Is a Thaw Coming in US-China Relations?
US Should Prioritize a Peace Agreement With North Korea
November 05, 2018
US Should Prioritize a Peace Agreement With North Korea
Washington and Pyongyang remain at loggerheads over which should come first: denuclearization or a peace agreement.
US Should Prioritize a Peace Agreement With North Korea
Pushback: America’s New China Strategy
November 02, 2018
Pushback: America’s New China Strategy
A situation report from Washington assessing the U.S. whole of government opposition to China’s challenges.
Pushback: America’s New China Strategy
US-North Korea Diplomacy Picks Up With a Pompeo-Kim Encounter in Pyongyang
October 07, 2018
US-North Korea Diplomacy Picks Up With a Pompeo-Kim Encounter in Pyongyang
The meeting marks the highest level contact between the two countries since the Singapore Summit in June.
US-North Korea Diplomacy Picks Up With a Pompeo-Kim Encounter in Pyongyang
US-North Korea Talks Are About to Spin Up Again: What Does Pyongyang Really Want?
October 04, 2018
US-North Korea Talks Are About to Spin Up Again: What Does Pyongyang Really Want?
North Korea is looking to open up a path to sanctions relief.
US-North Korea Talks Are About to Spin Up Again: What Does Pyongyang Really Want?
Reviewing the Fifth Inter-Korean Summit: Denuclearization, Military CBMs, and More
September 29, 2018
Reviewing the Fifth Inter-Korean Summit: Denuclearization, Military CBMs, and More
How long can Moon Jae-in keep the U.S.-North Korea diplomatic process on track?
Reviewing the Fifth Inter-Korean Summit: Denuclearization, Military CBMs, and More
Pompeo Heads to Pakistan to Take on Terrorism, Seek 'Reset'
September 05, 2018
Pompeo Heads to Pakistan to Take on Terrorism, Seek 'Reset'
The U.S. secretary of state's arrival in Pakistan comes after a challenging eight months for the bilateral relationship.
Pompeo Heads to Pakistan to Take on Terrorism, Seek 'Reset'
Will the Historic US-India 2+2 Meeting Add Up?
September 05, 2018
Will the Historic US-India 2+2 Meeting Add Up?
The United States will need to supplement the 2+2 with a forward-leaning and consistent U.S.-India economic initiative.
Will the Historic US-India 2+2 Meeting Add Up?
Making Sense of the August Fizzle in the US-North Korea Negotiations
August 28, 2018
Making Sense of the August Fizzle in the US-North Korea Negotiations
U.S.-North Korea diplomacy is at an impasse. Will September produce a breakthrough or a collapse?
Making Sense of the August Fizzle in the US-North Korea Negotiations
North Korea Has the Trump Administration All Figured Out
August 22, 2018
North Korea Has the Trump Administration All Figured Out
Pyongyang is working to decouple Trump from his deputies.
North Korea Has the Trump Administration All Figured Out
Pompeo's $113 Gambit to Preserve Asia's Status Quo: Necessary, But Not Sufficient
August 07, 2018
Pompeo's $113 Gambit to Preserve Asia's Status Quo: Necessary, But Not Sufficient
Don't fall into the trap of comparing apples to oranges.
Pompeo's $113 Gambit to Preserve Asia's Status Quo: Necessary, But Not Sufficient
Pompeo's Indo-Pacific Speech: Geoeconomics on a Shoestring
July 31, 2018
Pompeo's Indo-Pacific Speech: Geoeconomics on a Shoestring
Don't expect a quantitative rout of the Belt and Road from the United States.
Pompeo's Indo-Pacific Speech: Geoeconomics on a Shoestring
US Intelligence: North Korean Engine Dismantlement at Sohae Reversible ‘Within Months’
July 25, 2018
US Intelligence: North Korean Engine Dismantlement at Sohae Reversible ‘Within Months’
North Korea's dismantlement of a missile engine test stand has begun, but is easily reversible, U.S. intelligence finds.
US Intelligence: North Korean Engine Dismantlement at Sohae Reversible ‘Within Months’
Even After the Singapore Summit, Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula Might Be a Pipe Dream
July 19, 2018
Even After the Singapore Summit, Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula Might Be a Pipe Dream
North Korea will not give up its nuclear weapons. Successful U.S. diplomacy hinges on that realization.
Even After the Singapore Summit, Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula Might Be a Pipe Dream
China Is Standing in the Way of North Korea Negotiations
July 13, 2018
China Is Standing in the Way of North Korea Negotiations
The solution involves realistic goals, trust building, and the willingness to walk away.
China Is Standing in the Way of North Korea Negotiations
Assessing South Korea's Role as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power
July 12, 2018
Assessing South Korea's Role as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power
What's driving South Korean thinking about the future of Asia?
Assessing South Korea's Role as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power
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