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What the US Thinks It Learned About Kim Jong Un
September 18, 2020

What the US Thinks It Learned About Kim Jong Un

By Patrick M. Cronin
Dialogue with North Korea can deepen mutual understanding – or mutual mistrust.

Russia, China, and the Indo-Pacific: An Interview With Dmitri Trenin
September 18, 2020

Russia, China, and the Indo-Pacific: An Interview With Dmitri Trenin

By Jongsoo Lee
“Russia has ‘pivoted’ to itself, as a major independent player, with China its key strategic partner.”
US Envoy to United Nations Meets With Taiwan Official in New York
September 18, 2020

US Envoy to United Nations Meets With Taiwan Official in New York

By Associated Press
The “historic” meeting comes amid a growing U.S. campaign to give Taiwan a voice in international bodies.

What Does China Think About NASA’s Artemis Accords?
September 17, 2020

What Does China Think About NASA’s Artemis Accords?

By Elliot Ji, Michael B. Cerny, and Raphael J. Piliero
China views the U.S. attempt to enshrine new principles for outer space with some skepticism.

From the Deal to Decoupling: Trump’s Evolution on China
September 17, 2020

From the Deal to Decoupling: Trump’s Evolution on China

By Bonnie Girard
How far can the administration push without completely upending the foundations of the U.S.-China relationship? We might be about to find out.

Rise of the Minilaterals: Examining the India-France-Australia Trilateral
September 17, 2020

Rise of the Minilaterals: Examining the India-France-Australia Trilateral

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The India-France-Australia trilateral is only the latest of the many minilaterals that are taking shape in the Indo-Pacific region.

The Map Is Not the Territory. Or Is It?
September 17, 2020

The Map Is Not the Territory. Or Is It?

By Abhijnan Rej
The recent kerfuffle over a new political map of Pakistan at the SCO national security advisers’ meeting must be seen in its proper context.
As Mongolia Welcomes China’s Foreign Minister, Citizens Protest
September 16, 2020

As Mongolia Welcomes China’s Foreign Minister, Citizens Protest

By Shannon Tiezzi
Mongolians are pushing their government to speak out about the treatment of ethnic Mongolians in China.

How to Read Kim Jong Un’s Letters to President Trump
September 16, 2020

How to Read Kim Jong Un’s Letters to President Trump

By 38 North / Robert Carlin
Diplomatic correspondence has always been difficult to read. Here, a translation of what one of Kim's letters might look like in regular parlance.

With New State Department Web Page, US Ramps up Emphasis on China’s Xinjiang Abuses
September 16, 2020

With New State Department Web Page, US Ramps up Emphasis on China’s Xinjiang Abuses

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S.-China battle of the narratives over Xinjiang continues to heat up.

Germany’s Indo-Pacific Vision: A New Reckoning With China or More Strategic Drift?
September 15, 2020

Germany’s Indo-Pacific Vision: A New Reckoning With China or More Strategic Drift?

By Coby Goldberg
Like Monday’s summit, Berlin’s regional strategy tinkers around the edges of trade policy without risking the cost of a full-fledged strategic reckoning with China.
India Welcomes US-Maldives Defense Cooperation Agreement in a Sign of Times
September 15, 2020

India Welcomes US-Maldives Defense Cooperation Agreement in a Sign of Times

By Abhijnan Rej
New Delhi’s growing willingness to work with external actors in the Indian Ocean could also create inadvertent complications.

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