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The Ticking Clock on Trump's Asia Strategy
July 06, 2017
The Ticking Clock on Trump's Asia Strategy
The administration needs to unveil a more comprehensive approach to the region soon.
The Ticking Clock on Trump's Asia Strategy
What’s Next for US-Thailand Military Ties Under Trump?
July 04, 2017
What’s Next for US-Thailand Military Ties Under Trump?
News of military helicopter sales have led to speculation about what we might expect in this realm.
What’s Next for US-Thailand Military Ties Under Trump?
A US-Thailand Alliance Boost Under Trump and Prayut?
July 03, 2017
A US-Thailand Alliance Boost Under Trump and Prayut?
Though an upcoming summit meeting offers room for both sides to boost the relationship, there are also lingering challenges.
A US-Thailand Alliance Boost Under Trump and Prayut?
What’s Next for US-India Defense Ties Under Trump and Modi?
June 27, 2017
What’s Next for US-India Defense Ties Under Trump and Modi?
A closer look at what both sides discussed in the security realm and what we might expect going forward.
What’s Next for US-India Defense Ties Under Trump and Modi?
Military Drills Put Russia-China Ties in the Spotlight
June 20, 2017
Military Drills Put Russia-China Ties in the Spotlight
The first of a series of exercises kicked off this week.
Military Drills Put Russia-China Ties in the Spotlight
Trump’s Big Asia Summit Month?  
June 15, 2017
Trump’s Big Asia Summit Month?  
Despite lingering questions about its Asia strategy, the administration looks set for a string of meetings with the region’s leaders.
Trump’s Big Asia Summit Month?  
What Mattis’ Shangri-La Dialogue Speech Revealed About Trump’s Asia Policy
June 06, 2017
What Mattis’ Shangri-La Dialogue Speech Revealed About Trump’s Asia Policy
The first major Asia defense policy address in the Trump era revealed where the new administration may be headed.
What Mattis’ Shangri-La Dialogue Speech Revealed About Trump’s Asia Policy
The Truth About Trump’s Asia Commitment Problem
June 01, 2017
The Truth About Trump’s Asia Commitment Problem
The issue is far deeper than some are prepared to acknowledge, and addressing it demands far more than reassurance.
The Truth About Trump’s Asia Commitment Problem
What to Expect From the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore
June 01, 2017
What to Expect From the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore
A look ahead at Asia’s premier annual security dialogue that kicks off this weekend in Singapore.
What to Expect From the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore
US Gives Vietnam Coast Guard a Boost Ahead of Premier’s Visit
May 30, 2017
US Gives Vietnam Coast Guard a Boost Ahead of Premier’s Visit
Move comes days before Vietnam’s prime minister visits the White House.  
US Gives Vietnam Coast Guard a Boost Ahead of Premier’s Visit
US Delivers Six Patrol Vessels to Vietnam in Defense Boost
May 25, 2017
US Delivers Six Patrol Vessels to Vietnam in Defense Boost
Handover indicates expanding security collaboration between the two partners is continuing under Trump.
US Delivers Six Patrol Vessels to Vietnam in Defense Boost
What Was the First Special US-ASEAN Meeting Under Trump Really About?
May 13, 2017
What Was the First Special US-ASEAN Meeting Under Trump Really About?
An important recent engagement between the two sides was more than just about North Korea.
What Was the First Special US-ASEAN Meeting Under Trump Really About?
Trump’s Indonesia Challenge Begins With Pence Visit
April 15, 2017
Trump’s Indonesia Challenge Begins With Pence Visit
The administration must adroitly manage a relationship that risks coming under greater strain.
Trump’s Indonesia Challenge Begins With Pence Visit
Why Trump Should Go to APEC and EAS in Vietnam and the Philippines
April 01, 2017
Why Trump Should Go to APEC and EAS in Vietnam and the Philippines
The strategic case is quite compelling. 
Why Trump Should Go to APEC and EAS in Vietnam and the Philippines
Trump’s Real ASEAN Test
March 30, 2017
Trump’s Real ASEAN Test
How the new administration should approach Southeast Asia and ASEAN.
Trump’s Real ASEAN Test
Trump and the US-Thailand Alliance
February 14, 2017
Trump and the US-Thailand Alliance
The new chapter some are hoping for may not read the way Bangkok would like it to.
Trump and the US-Thailand Alliance
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