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Huawei Executive Resolves Criminal Charges in Deal With US
September 25, 2021

Huawei Executive Resolves Criminal Charges in Deal With US

By Eric Tucker and Jim Mustian
The deferred prosecution agreement paves the way for Meng Wanzhou to be released in a case that has roiled China’s relationships with both Canada and the U.S.

Diplomacy Under Different Rules: How an NGO Dictates American Diplomacy in Taiwan
September 24, 2021

Diplomacy Under Different Rules: How an NGO Dictates American Diplomacy in Taiwan

By Rachel Bernstein and Scott Singer
A primer on the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), and how it influences the delicate China-Taiwan-U.S. triangle.
China Courts Vietnam With More COVID-19 Vaccines, Mistrust Remains
September 24, 2021

China Courts Vietnam With More COVID-19 Vaccines, Mistrust Remains

By Hai Hong Nguyen
China’s actual donation of COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam has already been outmatched by the United States.

China Aiding Myanmar Armed Groups in Their COVID-19 Fight
September 24, 2021

China Aiding Myanmar Armed Groups in Their COVID-19 Fight

By Sebastian Strangio
Beijing has long maintained close relations to the ethnic armed groups lying along its borders with Myanmar.

Did Mongolia Give up on Winning a UN Security Council Seat?
September 24, 2021

Did Mongolia Give up on Winning a UN Security Council Seat?

By Ulrika Möller and Julian Dierkes
Any mention of Mongolia's candidacy was notably absent from President Khurelsukh’s U.N. speech. Does that pave the way for Japan to win a nonpermanent seat in the U.N. Security Council?

What to Expect From the First In-Person Quad Summit
September 24, 2021

What to Expect From the First In-Person Quad Summit

By Rupakjyoti Borah
A preview of the Australia-India-Japan-U.S. summit, and what it will mean for the Indo-Pacific region.

Kyrgyz Officials Meet With Taliban Acting Foreign Minister in Kabul
September 24, 2021

Kyrgyz Officials Meet With Taliban Acting Foreign Minister in Kabul

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan’s diplomacy with regard to the Taliban has never been as robust as that of neighboring Uzbekistan, but Bishkek is taking a practical approach to dealing with the new leaders in Kabul.
Top Pakistan Diplomat Details Taliban Plan
September 23, 2021

Top Pakistan Diplomat Details Taliban Plan

By Edith M. Lederer
"Yes, there are no women yet," Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi said of the Taliban government. "But let us let the situation evolve."

At UN, Moon Again Calls for Declaration to End the Korean War
September 23, 2021

At UN, Moon Again Calls for Declaration to End the Korean War

By Mitch Shin
Moon wants to lead cooperation among neighboring countries to tackle Korean Peninsula issues, but there is little interest from the other parties.

China’s Xi, Like Biden Hours Earlier, Turns to Calm Language in UN Remarks
September 23, 2021

China’s Xi, Like Biden Hours Earlier, Turns to Calm Language in UN Remarks

By Ted Anthony
In a pre-recorded speech, Xi reiterated China’s commitment to “dialogue and cooperation” and refrained from criticizing the U.S. by name.

What Explains Tajikistan’s Evolving Position on Afghan Refugees?
September 22, 2021

What Explains Tajikistan’s Evolving Position on Afghan Refugees?

By Umida Hashimova
In late July, a Tajik official said the country had the capacity to accept 100,000 Afghan refugees. Since then, Dushanbe has fallen into the broader, anti-refugee Central Asian line.
A Glimpse at What Went Wrong with the Afghan SIV Process
September 21, 2021

A Glimpse at What Went Wrong with the Afghan SIV Process

By Catherine Putz
Two June 2020 State OIG reports illustrate some of the long-known, ever-unresolved issues stymieing the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa process.

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