Australia’s Reading of the US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific
By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia is noted in the document not nearly as often as Japan, South Korea, or India, but that likely underscores the already tight relations between the two countries.
US Declassifies Strategy, Revealing Yawning Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality
By Steven Stashwick
The “Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific” reveals few surprises, and even fewer successes, in the last days of the Trump administration.
The US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific: 3 Curiosities
By Abhijnan Rej
Reading the recently declassified document side-by-side, the 2019 Indo-Pacific Strategy Report highlights interesting inconsistencies.
What Does the US Indo-Pacific Framework Say About Southeast Asia?
By Sebastian Strangio
The document lays out ambitious aims for the region, with little apparent sense of how they can be fulfilled.
What Should Be on the Agenda for US-Korea Relations?
By Troy Stangarone
Americans, in general, have a favorable opinion of South Korea. There’s ample appetite for expanding cooperation along several avenues.
Ideology Is Hijacking the Trump Administration’s Asia Strategy
By Elina Noor, Hunter Marston, and Francisco Bencosme
The U.S. Asia strategy needs to go beyond drawing a stark line between autocracies and “freedom-loving countries.”
What Trump's Syria Decision Means for East Asia
By Joseph Bosco
China, North Korea, and others will be watching to see how the United States responds.
US Allies Aren’t Buying Its New Strategies to Confront China
By Bates Gill
China presents many challenges, but bluff, bluster, and empty rhetoric will be seen for exactly what it is.
Trump Administration Nominates Experienced Diplomat for Top Asia Spot at US State Department
By Ankit Panda
Susan Thornton, an experienced career diplomat, may become the United States' top Asia diplomat.