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Taiwan Must Avoid Pouring Fuel on Solomon Islands Fire
December 08, 2021

Taiwan Must Avoid Pouring Fuel on Solomon Islands Fire

By James Baron
The Solomons is a tinderbox of complex ethnic tensions, corruption, and competing local interests, meaning interference from Beijing or Taipei can have disastrous consequences.

White House Makes It Official: No US Delegation to Attend Beijing 2022 Olympics
December 07, 2021

White House Makes It Official: No US Delegation to Attend Beijing 2022 Olympics

By Shannon Tiezzi
China vowed “countermeasures” to the diplomatic boycott as the Biden administration renewed pressure over China's abuses in Xinjiang.
Is It Time for the US to Press Uzbekistan on Human Rights?
December 07, 2021

Is It Time for the US to Press Uzbekistan on Human Rights?

By Catherine Putz
A group of U.S. Senators have asked the Biden administration to center human rights in the upcoming Strategic Partnership Dialogue with Uzbekistan.

India Hosts Putin as it Balances Ties With Russia, US
December 07, 2021

India Hosts Putin as it Balances Ties With Russia, US

By Ashok Sharma and Sheikh Saaliq
India and Russia signed an agreement to extend their military technology cooperation for the next decade.

US Secretary of State Blinken Set for Maiden Southeast Asia Trip
December 07, 2021

US Secretary of State Blinken Set for Maiden Southeast Asia Trip

By Sebastian Strangio
Antony Blinken's visits to Indonesia and Malaysia come amid a flurry of U.S. diplomatic engagements with the region.

New ASEAN Chair Cambodia to Push Engagement With Myanmar Junta
December 07, 2021

New ASEAN Chair Cambodia to Push Engagement With Myanmar Junta

By Sebastian Strangio
Following a meeting with the junta's foreign minister today, Prime Minister Hun Sen said he would visit Myanmar next month.

Is the Africa-China Relationship at Its Lowest or Highest Level Yet?
December 06, 2021

Is the Africa-China Relationship at Its Lowest or Highest Level Yet?

By Leah Lynch, Hannah Ryder, and Jing Cai
A focus on a supposed drop in Chinese financing overlooks the commitment to strengthen relations in other key areas of importance to African leaders.
The China-Iran Strategic Partnership: 40 Years in the Making
December 04, 2021

The China-Iran Strategic Partnership: 40 Years in the Making

By Satgin Hamrah and Alexander Eliasen
The Iran-Iraq war kickstarted the China-Iran partnership. Understanding that history provides valuable context for the relationship today.

Behind Legislators’ Push to Make PRC National Day a New York State Holiday
December 04, 2021

Behind Legislators’ Push to Make PRC National Day a New York State Holiday

By Flora Yan
Even amid sky-high China-U.S. tensions, there is an ongoing bid to make October 1 a public holiday -- "China Day" -- in New York state.

Amid Tensions With Turkey, China Is Putting the Kurdish Issue in Play
December 04, 2021

Amid Tensions With Turkey, China Is Putting the Kurdish Issue in Play

By Nurettin Akcay
Responding to Turkey's stepped up rhetoric on Uyghurs, Beijing is taking aim at an ethnic issue sensitive to Ankara.

What Would an End-of-War Declaration for the Korean Peninsula Actually Mean?
December 03, 2021

What Would an End-of-War Declaration for the Korean Peninsula Actually Mean?

By Sukjoon Yoon
Several countries will be impacted by an end-of-war declaration, and the extent of the impact is poorly understood – but likely to be quite limited.
Mongolia-Russia Diplomatic Relations at 100
December 03, 2021

Mongolia-Russia Diplomatic Relations at 100

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The past, present, and future of a close and complex relationship.

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