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In Lifting Trump Travel Bans, Biden Removes Visa Restrictions on Kyrgyzstan
January 21, 2021

In Lifting Trump Travel Bans, Biden Removes Visa Restrictions on Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Some travel restrictions remain due to COVID-19, but Kyrgyzstan is no longer subject to a direct U.S. visa ban.

China Bids Farewell to Trump Administration’s ‘Lies and Madness’
January 21, 2021

China Bids Farewell to Trump Administration’s ‘Lies and Madness’

By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s Foreign Ministry hit a group of outgoing officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, with sanctions.
Australia’s Reading of the US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific
January 14, 2021

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
January 14, 2021

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
January 14, 2021

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.

After Trump, Can Australia Trust the United States?
January 12, 2021

After Trump, Can Australia Trust the United States?

By Grant Wyeth
Canberra long assumed it could work with any party in Washington – but is that still true after Trump?

Pompeo Approves New State Department Tech Bureau
January 09, 2021

Pompeo Approves New State Department Tech Bureau

By Abhijnan Rej
A focus on new technologies as a key element of U.S. national security would likely be one of the few bright spots from Trump’s time in the White House.
The Capitol Siege and the Crisis of American Statecraft
January 08, 2021

The Capitol Siege and the Crisis of American Statecraft

By Sebastian Strangio
If Joe Biden wishes to renew global democracy, he would do best to start in his own backyard.

American Shame
January 07, 2021

American Shame

By Abhijnan Rej
The storming of the US Capitol on January 6 marks one of the darkest days in recent American history.

Trump, China, and Foreign Policy as Theater
January 06, 2021

Trump, China, and Foreign Policy as Theater

By Abhijnan Rej
A new op-ed by Mike Pompeo and Marshall Billingslea vividly demonstrates everything that has been wrong with Trump’s China policy.

Iran Flexes Muscle as Trump Seeks to Restore Deterrence — Again
January 04, 2021

Iran Flexes Muscle as Trump Seeks to Restore Deterrence — Again

By Abhijnan Rej
Iran’s resumption of uranium enrichment as well as seizure of a South Korean tanker stands to needle an administration hopelessly obsessed with Tehran.
Will US Policy on Intellectual Property Protection Change Under Biden?
December 29, 2020

Will US Policy on Intellectual Property Protection Change Under Biden?

By Robert Farley
The Biden administration is likely to treat IP questions as a crucial component of national security. 

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