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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.
Rethinking Palau's Place in the Free and Open Indo-Pacific
June 18, 2019

Rethinking Palau's Place in the Free and Open Indo-Pacific

By Michael Walsh
Palau has the potential to meaningfully participate in more subregional architectures and initiatives.

The United States Needs a COFA Strategy
May 11, 2019

The United States Needs a COFA Strategy

By Michael Walsh
Over the next few years, the United States is expected to start renegotiating the terms of its Compacts of Free Association.

How Taiwan Competes With China in the Pacific
August 09, 2018

How Taiwan Competes With China in the Pacific

By Alexandre Dayant and Jonathan Pryke
Taiwan is an active player in the Pacific, home to many of its remaining diplomatic allies.

America's Overlooked Pacific Island Partners
December 19, 2017

America's Overlooked Pacific Island Partners

By Scott Leis
The U.S. is finally taking a more overt interest in the strategic importance of the Freely Associated States.
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
September 29, 2016

What to Make of China in the South Pacific?

By Grant Wyeth
Long motivated by a recognition war with Taiwan, China's latest diplomacy in the region takes on a strategic tone.

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