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No War But Trade War
June 16, 2018
No War But Trade War
The trade war that Trump has initiated will hurt the United States, but the hope appears to be that it will hurt the Chinese more.
No War But Trade War
China 'Experts' and US-China Relations
May 29, 2018
China 'Experts' and US-China Relations
The U.S. needs to put in serious effort to train a young crop of experts on China.
China 'Experts' and US-China Relations
Is the US-South Korea Alliance in Trouble?
April 21, 2018
Is the US-South Korea Alliance in Trouble?
Recent trends suggest that U.S.-South Korea relations are increasingly strained.
Is the US-South Korea Alliance in Trouble?
CIA Director Mike Pompeo Met Kim Jong-un: Report
April 18, 2018
CIA Director Mike Pompeo Met Kim Jong-un: Report
The meeting would be the highest-level official U.S.-North Korea encounter since 2000.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo Met Kim Jong-un: Report
Xi Jinping Takes Center Stage Ahead of Korean Peninsula Denuclearization Diplomacy
April 01, 2018
Xi Jinping Takes Center Stage Ahead of Korean Peninsula Denuclearization Diplomacy
The Chinese president’s meeting with Kim Jong-un shows he is still a key player in Korean Peninsula diplomacy.
Xi Jinping Takes Center Stage Ahead of Korean Peninsula Denuclearization Diplomacy
John Bolton Enters the Trump Administration: What to Expect
March 23, 2018
John Bolton Enters the Trump Administration: What to Expect
John Bolton could unleash and enable Trump's worst instincts on foreign policy.
John Bolton Enters the Trump Administration: What to Expect
The Taiwan Travel Act in Context
March 19, 2018
The Taiwan Travel Act in Context
As the United States rethinks its approach to China, it's time to also reimagine relations with Taiwan.
The Taiwan Travel Act in Context
How Will Tillerson Be Remembered in Asia? (If At All)
March 14, 2018
How Will Tillerson Be Remembered in Asia? (If At All)
Rex Tillerson does not leave a particularly positive record behind in Asia.
How Will Tillerson Be Remembered in Asia? (If At All)
8 Questions the Trump Administration Must Answer Before the Summit With Kim Jong-un
March 10, 2018
8 Questions the Trump Administration Must Answer Before the Summit With Kim Jong-un
The Trump administration must prepare for a historic summit.
8 Questions the Trump Administration Must Answer Before the Summit With Kim Jong-un
What Putin's Exotic New Nuclear Delivery Methods Are Really About
March 03, 2018
What Putin's Exotic New Nuclear Delivery Methods Are Really About
Why did Vladimir Putin show the world the nuclear aces up his sleeve?
What Putin's Exotic New Nuclear Delivery Methods Are Really About
Making Sense of Chinese Reactions to the US 2018 Nuclear Posture Review
February 27, 2018
Making Sense of Chinese Reactions to the US 2018 Nuclear Posture Review
How is the Trump administration's Nuclear Posture Review perceived in China?
Making Sense of Chinese Reactions to the US 2018 Nuclear Posture Review
In New Era of China-US Ties, Both Countries Must Manage Their Competition
February 25, 2018
In New Era of China-US Ties, Both Countries Must Manage Their Competition
As tensions grow, the United States and China must maneuver to avert conflict.
In New Era of China-US Ties, Both Countries Must Manage Their Competition
Is It Finally Time for a US-India Free Trade Agreement?
February 24, 2018
Is It Finally Time for a US-India Free Trade Agreement?
For too long, ambitions for the U.S.-India economic relationship have not matched the soaring strategic rhetoric.
Is It Finally Time for a US-India Free Trade Agreement?
Trump Administration Announces 'Largest North Korea-Related Sanctions Tranche', Focused on Disrupting Illicit Shipping
February 23, 2018
Trump Administration Announces 'Largest North Korea-Related Sanctions Tranche', Focused on Disrupting Illicit Shipping
The U.S. "maximum pressure" campaign continues with additional sanctions measures.
Trump Administration Announces 'Largest North Korea-Related Sanctions Tranche', Focused on Disrupting Illicit Shipping
Trump, Pakistan, and Kashmir
February 20, 2018
Trump, Pakistan, and Kashmir
Will a shift in the U.S.-Pakistan relationship affect India-Pakistan relations and Kashmir?
Trump, Pakistan, and Kashmir
US Missile Defense Agency Makes $9.9 Billion Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request, Citing North Korea and Iran
February 13, 2018
US Missile Defense Agency Makes $9.9 Billion Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request, Citing North Korea and Iran
This is the largest nominal budget request from the Missile Defense Agency ever.
US Missile Defense Agency Makes $9.9 Billion Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request, Citing North Korea and Iran
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