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U.S. alliances in the Asia-Pacific

Managing Cross-Regional Expectations After the NATO Summit
July 07, 2022

Managing Cross-Regional Expectations After the NATO Summit

By Peter K. Lee, Alice Nason, and Tom Corben
Inter-regional solidarity in the face of aggression is welcome. But there are hard limits to hard commitments outside of a country’s home region.

Learning to Live With a Nuclear North Korea
June 21, 2022

Learning to Live With a Nuclear North Korea

By Jong Eun Lee
A mutually assured deterrence could be an alternative diplomatic strategy toward Pyongyang.
Fancy Footwork: Biden’s Two-Step Approach to Indo-Pacific Allies
March 16, 2022

Fancy Footwork: Biden’s Two-Step Approach to Indo-Pacific Allies

By Tom Corben and Peter K. Lee
The Biden administration took some bold steps to empower its Indo-Pacific allies and partners in 2021. But can it deliver on its promises?

Biden’s Asia Policy, 1 Year In
January 20, 2022

Biden’s Asia Policy, 1 Year In

By Danny Russel and Wendy Cutler
One year into the Biden administration, what should we make of its policy toward Asia and the Indo-Pacific?

The Gaps in the New Regional Security Architecture for the Indo-Pacific
October 16, 2021

The Gaps in the New Regional Security Architecture for the Indo-Pacific

By Hanns W. Maull
The current effort – including AUKUS and the Quad – is missing three critical ingredients compared to early efforts in Cold War Europe.

Despite Afghanistan Withdrawal, Americans Continue to Support US Presence in South Korea
September 22, 2021

Despite Afghanistan Withdrawal, Americans Continue to Support US Presence in South Korea

By Juni Kim
A recent KEI-YouGov survey indicates most Americans support the South Korea-U.S. alliance and see crucial U.S. interests at stake in East Asia.

Why Provide Nuclear Submarines to Australia, But Not South Korea or Japan?
September 22, 2021

Why Provide Nuclear Submarines to Australia, But Not South Korea or Japan?

By A. B. Abrams
Australia’s strategic location makes its deployment of SSNs a much greater asset to broader Western interests than if other U.S. allies did the same.
Beyond Alliance Repair: Biden Must Do More in the Indo-Pacific
September 13, 2021

Beyond Alliance Repair: Biden Must Do More in the Indo-Pacific

By Ashley Townshend and Tom Corben
Washington must sharpen its focus on strengthening the regional order-defending agendas of its Indo-Pacific alliances.

Afghanistan Fiasco Does Not Destroy US Credibility in Asia-Pacific
August 18, 2021

Afghanistan Fiasco Does Not Destroy US Credibility in Asia-Pacific

By Denny Roy
While the disaster unfolding in Afghanistan will have many negative consequences, it will not by itself cause the end of U.S. strategic pre-eminence in the Asia-Pacific region.

The US Doesn’t Need to Worry About Japan (or Any Other Ally) Going Nuclear
February 05, 2021

The US Doesn’t Need to Worry About Japan (or Any Other Ally) Going Nuclear

By Gregory Kulacki
No U.S. ally is going to become the next North Korea. That’s a thin excuse for a new U.S. nuclear buildup.

Leaders of America’s Asian Allies Call President-Elect Biden
November 13, 2020

Leaders of America’s Asian Allies Call President-Elect Biden

By Associated Press
The leaders of South Korea, Japan, and Australia all called the former vice president to discuss future cooperation on issues like the pandemic and climate change.
Is the US-Philippines Alliance Obsolete?
April 22, 2020

Is the US-Philippines Alliance Obsolete?

By Aaron Jed Rabena and Elliot Silverberg
With the unwinding of the U.S.-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), the utility of Washington’s oldest alliance in the Indo-Pacific hangs in the balance.

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