The Case for Bringing Pakistan Into the US Indo-Pacific Strategy
By Ali Malik
As it stands, the IPS is too heavily focused on the Pacific. Adding Pakistan to the fold would bolster its ability to address Beijing’s strategic advances in the Indian Ocean.
Military Chief Says US Will Defend Indo-Pacific Freedoms
By Associated Press
U.S. doesn’t seek conflict or to contain China INDOPACOM chief Aquilino said, but would take action to support the region against bullying.
The Asia-Pacific Is More Important to the US Than the Euro-Atlantic
By Francis P. Sempa
Washington needs to enact the concept of “strategic sequencing” to avoid fighting a two-front war against nuclear-armed rivals.
The US Indo-Pacific Strategy’s Weakest Link
By Guy C. Charlton and Xiang Gao
U.S. involvement in the region needs a larger economic component – an area where U.S. policy used to be strong.
The Cost of Biden’s APEC Absence
By Sam Baron
President Joe Biden’s decision to skip the APEC Leaders' Meeting sends the wrong message about the U.S. economic commitment to Southeast Asia.
US National Security Strategy 2022: The View From Bangladesh
By Ayesha Binte Towhid
The increasingly stark language of competition with China will alarm countries like Bangladesh, who want to remain friendly with both sides.
Vietnam Eyes Pragmatic Gains from the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
By Huynh Tam Sang
Participation in the new U.S. initiative could advance Vietnam’s aspiration for economic gains and a firm status in the regional economic architecture, but its full-fledged engagement is unlikely.
Can the US Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Meet the Value Proposition Challenge?
By Prashanth Parameswaran
IPEF’s evolution and prospects will partly hinge on how U.S. and regional partners define its value add in an increasingly competitive landscape.
Southeast Asian Nations Roll the Dice on Biden’s Indo-Pacific Framework
By Sebastian Strangio
The region has thrown its support behind Washington's long-awaited economic engagement plan, even as the specifics remain vague.
China-US Competition Is Not a New Cold War
By Keikichi Takahashi
The Biden administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy shows the U.S. does not want a Cold War with China.
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.
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?