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'Sanctions Are Coming': US Issues Limited Iran Sanctions Waivers, With One Big Exception
November 03, 2018
'Sanctions Are Coming': US Issues Limited Iran Sanctions Waivers, With One Big Exception
China, Iran's biggest oil importer, is still in the dark about a possible sanctions waiver.
'Sanctions Are Coming': US Issues Limited Iran Sanctions Waivers, With One Big Exception
What the Trump Administration's Consideration of a Plan to Ban Chinese Students Says About US-China Competition
October 23, 2018
What the Trump Administration's Consideration of a Plan to Ban Chinese Students Says About US-China Competition
The proposal suggests how seriously the administration is thinking about confrontation and competition with China.
What the Trump Administration's Consideration of a Plan to Ban Chinese Students Says About US-China Competition
The Damage Is Done: Trump and the Asia-Pacific
September 14, 2018
The Damage Is Done: Trump and the Asia-Pacific
The president’s successor will need to offer a path forward that addresses our current self-serving American approach.
The Damage Is Done: Trump and the Asia-Pacific
What's Causing the Slow Breakdown in US-North Korea Talks?
August 30, 2018
What's Causing the Slow Breakdown in US-North Korea Talks?
The United States and North Korea are at an impasse, two months after the Singapore summit between Trump and Kim.
What's Causing the Slow Breakdown in US-North Korea Talks?
Making Sense of the August Fizzle in the US-North Korea Negotiations
August 28, 2018
Making Sense of the August Fizzle in the US-North Korea Negotiations
U.S.-North Korea diplomacy is at an impasse. Will September produce a breakthrough or a collapse?
Making Sense of the August Fizzle in the US-North Korea Negotiations
Will the US-China Trade War Spill Over Into the South China Sea?
August 21, 2018
Will the US-China Trade War Spill Over Into the South China Sea?
Can the South China Sea become a front in the U.S.-China trade war?
Will the US-China Trade War Spill Over Into the South China Sea?
US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace
July 26, 2018
US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace
A senior U.S. State Department official visited Doha to seek out talks with the Taliban.
US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace
The One Weird Trick to Successful Negotiations With North Korea in 2018
July 10, 2018
The One Weird Trick to Successful Negotiations With North Korea in 2018
Leave unilateral disarmament at the door, North Korea tells the United States.
The One Weird Trick to Successful Negotiations With North Korea in 2018
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
Reflections on the 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: What's the Indo-Pacific Anyway?
June 07, 2018
Reflections on the 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: What's the Indo-Pacific Anyway?
From the "Indo-Pacific" to the Korean Peninsula, what were the main themes and anxieties at the Shangri-La Dialogue?
Reflections on the 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: What's the Indo-Pacific Anyway?
The Trump-Kim Summit Is No ‘Nixon to China’ Moment
March 15, 2018
The Trump-Kim Summit Is No ‘Nixon to China’ Moment
The Trump administration lacks the prep work and personal involvement that made Nixon’s China trip a success.
The Trump-Kim Summit Is No ‘Nixon to China’ Moment
US, South Korea to Negotiate Alliance Cost-Sharing
March 06, 2018
US, South Korea to Negotiate Alliance Cost-Sharing
The talks for a new SMA come at a sensitive time for the alliance.
US, South Korea to Negotiate Alliance Cost-Sharing
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?
Chinese Foreign Aid in East Asia During the Trump Era
February 01, 2018
Chinese Foreign Aid in East Asia During the Trump Era
Can China finally surpass the United States as the top aid donor in East Asia?
Chinese Foreign Aid in East Asia During the Trump Era
Why China Won't Be Glad to See US-Pakistan Relations Take a Nosedive in 2018
January 22, 2018
Why China Won't Be Glad to See US-Pakistan Relations Take a Nosedive in 2018
China sees more of a challenge than an opportunity in the ongoing U.S.-Pakistan tiff.
Why China Won't Be Glad to See US-Pakistan Relations Take a Nosedive in 2018
Deciphering U.S. Foreign Policy in the Trump Era
January 18, 2018
Deciphering U.S. Foreign Policy in the Trump Era
A narrative of power, without persuasion
Deciphering U.S. Foreign Policy in the Trump Era
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