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.
December 12, 2019
How Much Is the US-South Korea Alliance Worth?
By Kyle Ferrier
If the Trump administration is going to insist on putting a dollar value on the costs of the alliance, it should also consider the gains in monetary terms.
August 22, 2019
South Korea Just Made a Big Mistake
By John Lee
Pulling out of the intelligence sharing agreement with Japan will only hurt Korea's security.
December 18, 2017
The North Korea Crisis in Regional Context
By J.M. Norton and Monte R. Bullard
A look at the geopolitical drivers of policy in North Korea, China, and elsewhere.
November 28, 2017
Senior North Korean Official: Nukes Target No Other Country But US
By Franz-Stefan Gady
North Korea continues attempts to drive a wedge between the United States and its allies in East Asia.
November 22, 2017
Trump’s Asia Trip: Assuring Allies, Tempering Tensions
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Nien Su.
November 14, 2017
Trump's Half-Baked Post-Pivot Strategy
By Charlotte Gao
Trumpis threw out the idea of ‘Indo-Pacific dream’ without explaining how to realize it.
November 11, 2017
Trump's Post-Pivot Strategy
By Patrick M. Cronin
Trump's Indo-Pacific dream focuses on reciprocity, as well as economic and military security.
October 31, 2017
US Allies in the Age of Trump
By Robert Dujarric
As Trump prepares to visit Asia, U.S. allies in the region are wondering how to best respond to his administration.
July 19, 2017
Sea Power: US Maritime Leadership in Asia
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Admiral James Stavridis.
June 13, 2017
Asia’s Minilateral Moment
By Tongfi Kim
With fear of U.S. abandonment on the rise, Asian states are looking to increase cooperation with each other.
May 01, 2017
Trump’s Mafia Diplomacy Rattles South Korea
By Mintaro Oba
Trump fundamentally misunderstands the function of U.S. alliances, but others are working to mitigate the damage.