September 21, 2022
The US Fills ASEAN Ambassadorial Posting After 5-Year Vacancy
By Sebastian Strangio
The post has been filled by Yohannes Abraham, a former member of President Joe Biden's National Security Council.
April 09, 2022
Derek Chollet on US Indo-Pacific Diplomacy and the Russia-Ukraine War
By Shannon Tiezzi
In U.S. interactions with Asian partners, “I expect Russia-Ukraine will be an issue but it won’t be the issue,” the State Department counselor told The Diplomat.
July 22, 2021
Ted Cruz Blocking State Department Nominees Over Nord Stream 2
By Catherine Putz
With news of a deal on the pipeline, Cruz isn’t getting what he wants. Will he finally let important diplomatic posts be filled?
February 02, 2021
US Foreign Policy and Great Power Politics
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Zachary Shore.
October 28, 2020
Under Trump, the US Strategy for Countering China Is Mimicking China
By Andreea Brînză
The US has begun to copy questionable Chinese behaviors, from aggressive diplomatic criticism to forcing sell-offs and joint ventures.
July 30, 2020
US Diplomacy in Pakistan: The Case of the Missing Mangoes
By Adam Weinstein and Adnan Rasool
U.S. diplomacy needs to leave the conference room and engage with local populations – something European and Chinese diplomats have already mastered.
April 22, 2020
America’s COVID-19 Response in Asia
By Zachary Williams
What the U.S. is doing to help Asian countries amid the pandemic, and what that means for U.S.-China strategic competition.
February 18, 2020
Trump Goes to India as Afghanistan’s Future Looms Large on the Agenda
By Minaam Shah
As Trump prepares to land in New Delhi, India has to ask itself difficult questions about its role in Afghanistan.
March 14, 2018
How Will Tillerson Be Remembered in Asia? (If At All)
By Ankit Panda
Rex Tillerson does not leave a particularly positive record behind in Asia.
November 21, 2017
Tillerson's State Department and the Politics of the Indo-Pacific
By Robert Farley
What’s going on at the Department of State and what impact will it have on U.S. diplomacy towards the Indo-Pacific?
May 06, 2015
The United States Shouldn't Invite China to RIMPAC 2016 (With a Catch)
By Ankit Panda
Washington should start imposing costs on Beijing for its behavior.
February 27, 2014
How U.S. Ambassadors Influence China (But Not Americans)
By Zheng Wang
From John Leighton Stuart to Gary Locke, US Ambassadors have been influential in Beijing but have little impact at home.