August 14, 2019
The South Korea-Japan Trade Conflict: Cui Bono?
By Sukjoon Yoon
South Korea, Japan, and the US are all damaged by the conflict. China, however, stands to gain.
July 10, 2019
Top US Asia Diplomat to Visit Japan, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand in First Overseas Trip
By Ankit Panda
David R. Stilwell, the new U.S. assistant secretary for East Asia and the Pacific, is off to the region in his first trip.
June 11, 2019
The 2019 US Indo-Pacific Strategy Report: Who’s It For?
By Ankit Panda
The new Indo-Pacific Strategy Report brings little new to the table.
May 01, 2019
How to Reinvigorate the US-Philippine Alliance
By Jay L. Batongbacal
The time is ripe for both sides to modernize their longstanding partnership.
February 15, 2019
What Does the Signed Cost Sharing Agreement Mean for the US-South Korea Alliance?
By Kyle Ferrier
Though a positive development, it's hard to see the new burden sharing agreement as anything more than a stopgap measure.
February 06, 2019
The Japan-South Korea Maritime Spat: Lessons Learned
By Mark J. Valencia
The confrontation has implications for the rest of Asia, and the United States.
October 22, 2018
What a Midterm ‘Blue Wave’ in America Would Mean for Asia
By Joshua Kurlantzick
What happens to U.S. Asia policy if Democrats retake the House and/or Senate?
September 06, 2018
Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
By Richard Solomon
In uncertain times, Japan will have to invest more energy in a long-standing partnership.
August 29, 2018
What the New US Nuclear Posture Means for Northeast Asia
By Masashi Murano
Changes in the 2018 U.S. Nuclear Posture Review could alter the strategic environment in East Asia.
February 05, 2018
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.
August 10, 2017
What It Would Really Take for a US Preemptive Strike on North Korea
By Yuki Tatsumi
The U.S. would need to coordinate closely with South Korea, Japan, and China before taking any military action.
June 28, 2017
Regional Security Architectures: Comparing Asia and Europe
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Anis Bajrektarevic.