U.S. Asia policy
May 09, 2023
How the APEC San Francisco Summit Can Set the Tone for US Engagement in Asia
By Justin Kwan
The U.S. should focus on developing a roadmap for cooperation to enhance regional security, promoting people-to-people partnerships, and serving underrepresented communities in international trade.
October 19, 2022
The Biden Administration’s National Security Strategy and Asia
By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
How does the Biden administration’s National Security Strategy see Asia?
June 06, 2022
Derek Chollet on Shangri-La Dialogue and Deepening Indo-Pacific Partnerships
By Catherine Putz
Washington wants "to promote broad-based prosperity in the region," the State Department counselor told The Diplomat ahead of travels to the Indo-Pacific.
March 31, 2022
The US Pivot to Asia Was Dead on Arrival
By Peter Birgbauer
Since its unveiling under the Obama administration, the U.S. “pivot” to Asia has constantly been derailed by emergencies elsewhere. The Ukraine war is just the latest example.
March 22, 2022
What the US Indo-Pacific Strategy Is Missing
By Zenel Garcia
The Biden administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy rests on old assumptions that fail to account for the region’s dynamics and complexity.
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?
January 01, 2022
America’s Militarist Drift in the Indo-Pacific
By Van Jackson
The Biden administration has returned a sense of normalcy to Asia policy. Unfortunately, that includes continuing a military-first approach to Asia.
November 24, 2021
AUKUS’ Reception in the Indo-Pacific
Shihoko Goto, Manjari Chatterjee Miller, and Susannah Patton discuss the implications of AUKUS for countries in the region.
September 29, 2021
What Does ‘Free and Open’ Really Mean for the Indo-Pacific?
By Ken Weisbrode
The phrase is often read as code for “U.S.-aligned,” but what does it really mean?
July 20, 2021
US High-Level Diplomat Visits Japan, South Korea, Mongolia
By Shannon Tiezzi
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is making the rounds in East Asia, with one notable omission from her itinerary.
March 31, 2021
Danny Russel on US Asia Policy Under Biden
By Shannon Tiezzi
The vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute (and former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs) on what we can glean from the administration's recent Asia outreach.
March 16, 2021
Quad Leaders Have Put Forward a Plan, Not a Promise
By Danny Russel
The Quad that the U.S. is now cultivating is focused on what they seek to achieve, not merely what they want to counter.
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