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How the US Can Protect the Sovereignty of the Smallest Pacific Islands
May 07, 2021

How the US Can Protect the Sovereignty of the Smallest Pacific Islands

By Alexander B. Gray
As the Biden administration confronts China’s growing assertiveness, the challenges confronting the smallest Pacific Islands should be front of mind.

US Ambassador Makes First Visit to Taiwan in More Than 40 Years
April 01, 2021

US Ambassador Makes First Visit to Taiwan in More Than 40 Years

By Eleanor Albert
A visit from Palau’s president also highlighted a milestone for Taiwan-U.S. relations.
Palau President Visits Taiwan Despite Chinese Pressure
March 31, 2021

Palau President Visits Taiwan Despite Chinese Pressure

By Associated Press
In tow was the U.S. ambassador to Palau, John Hennessey-Niland, a further sign of Washington's support for Taiwan.

Taiwan, Palau Say They Will Open Travel Bubble Next Month
March 20, 2021

Taiwan, Palau Say They Will Open Travel Bubble Next Month

By Nick Aspinwall
The diplomatic allies will open a travel bubble starting on April 1, potentially creating a framework for similar arrangements with other countries.

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.

PIF Fragmentation May Alter US-China Competition in the Pacific
October 14, 2020

PIF Fragmentation May Alter US-China Competition in the Pacific

By Derek Grossman
A looming north-south split in the Pacific Islands Forum poses both challenges and opportunities to the rival superpowers.

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.

Why the Compacts of Free Association Matter to Washington
June 09, 2020

Why the Compacts of Free Association Matter to Washington

By Grant Wyeth
With its eyes on China, the United States seeks to reaffirm its presence in the western Pacific.

Taiwan President Apologizes After 28 Navy Sailors Infected in COVID-19 Cluster
April 22, 2020

Taiwan President Apologizes After 28 Navy Sailors Infected in COVID-19 Cluster

By Nick Aspinwall
Tsai Ing-wen vowed an investigation into Taiwan’s military, which lawmakers suspect failed to report COVID-19 cases on board a vessel returning from Palau.

Making the Case for Increased US Basing in the Pacific
November 28, 2019

Making the Case for Increased US Basing in the Pacific

By Matt Tuzel
The U.S. should look to establish hub and spoke base networks in the Marianas Islands, Palau, and eventually the Philippines. 
Where Will the US Base Intermediate-Range Missiles in the Pacific?
August 30, 2019

Where Will the US Base Intermediate-Range Missiles in the Pacific?

By Evan Karlik
Japan's Ryukyu Islands and Palau are the most probable contenders for new U.S. intermediate-range missiles.

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