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The Americans Are Coming? Washington’s China Pushback and Its Uncertainties
December 13, 2019

The Americans Are Coming? Washington’s China Pushback and Its Uncertainties

By Jin Kai
The U.S. has been moving toward a “whole-of-government” approach to counter China for years, but the ultimate impact remains uncertain.

How Much Is the US-South Korea Alliance Worth?
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.
Kazakhstan on China’s Diplomatic Silk Road
December 12, 2019

Kazakhstan on China’s Diplomatic Silk Road

By Catherine Putz
A new report highlights Kazakhstan as receiving the greatest volume and diversity of Beijing’s public diplomacy activities in South and Central Asia.

2019 in Asian Geopolitics: A Year of Change
December 12, 2019

2019 in Asian Geopolitics: A Year of Change

By Ankit Panda
From South Asia to China to Northeast Asia, 2019 was a transformative year.

Remembering Nakasone and US Asia Policy in the 1980s
December 11, 2019

Remembering Nakasone and US Asia Policy in the 1980s

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at the significance of the late Japanese premier through the lens of U.S. Asia policy during the period.

The Cruel Fate of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in China
December 10, 2019

The Cruel Fate of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in China

By Peter Humphrey
A firsthand account of what life in Chinese detention is like for a foreigner on politically motivated charges.

Suu Kyi’s Hague Appearance: Minding Myanmar’s Domestic Political Dynamics in the ICJ Genocide Case
December 10, 2019

Suu Kyi’s Hague Appearance: Minding Myanmar’s Domestic Political Dynamics in the ICJ Genocide Case

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While much of the focus may be on her international image, it will be important to consider the domestic political dynamics at play in Myanmar as well.  
Why the New US-Singapore Guam Fighter Training Detachment Pact Matters
December 09, 2019

Why the New US-Singapore Guam Fighter Training Detachment Pact Matters

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The pact constitutes yet another boost for the U.S.-Singapore defense relationship in spite of wider challenges that remain for ties.  

How India and Japan Zoomed in on Northeast India
December 09, 2019

How India and Japan Zoomed in on Northeast India

By Rupakjyoti Borah
India's Northeast brings Japan's "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" strategy and India's "Act East" strategies together.

Why Australia Seeks Deeper Relations With Indonesia
December 09, 2019

Why Australia Seeks Deeper Relations With Indonesia

By Grant Wyeth
Being able to identify areas of mutual interest and find ways to cooperate with Indonesia has been a long-standing hope for Australia.

China’s Central Role in Denmark’s Arctic Security Policies
December 08, 2019

China’s Central Role in Denmark’s Arctic Security Policies

By Mingming Shi and Marc Lanteigne
Copenhagen‘s Arctic planning has to take China into account.
How Italy Is Deepening Its Relationship With ASEAN
December 07, 2019

How Italy Is Deepening Its Relationship With ASEAN

By Fabio Figiaconi
A series of initiatives organized by prominent members of Italy’s elite has developed new links with ASEAN states.

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