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Americans Deeply Unhappy with China, New Survey Shows
March 05, 2021

Americans Deeply Unhappy with China, New Survey Shows

By Abhijnan Rej
The Pew Research Center survey shows significant public support for China push-back, especially when it comes to human rights.
Biden’s New Strategic Guidance: Squaring the Circle?
March 05, 2021

Biden’s New Strategic Guidance: Squaring the Circle?

By Abhijnan Rej
The Interim National Security Strategic Guidance is refreshingly direct. But how the Biden administration puts it to action remains an open question.

Lithuania’s Outreach to Taiwan Is Another Blow to China’s Europe Diplomacy
March 04, 2021

Lithuania’s Outreach to Taiwan Is Another Blow to China’s Europe Diplomacy

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Baltics, in particular, are more and more skeptical of engagement with Beijing – and sympathetic to Taiwan’s cause.

US Decries Release of Kyrgyz ‘Crime Boss’ Kolbaev
March 04, 2021

US Decries Release of Kyrgyz ‘Crime Boss’ Kolbaev

By Catherine Putz
Since 2014, the U.S. has offered a $1 million reward to information leading to the disruption of Kolbaev's alleged criminal network. No takers, so far.

Is an “Alliance of Alliances” Around AI Feasible?
March 03, 2021

Is an “Alliance of Alliances” Around AI Feasible?

By Jacob Parakilas
The newly released final report of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence is rich in recommendations. But operationalizing them may be trickier.
ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meet to Discuss Myanmar Crisis
March 03, 2021

ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meet to Discuss Myanmar Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
The results were predictably lackluster, but it's too early to write off ASEAN's efforts on Myanmar.

As Myanmar Crisis Grows, Dispute Breaks Out Over Country’s UN Seat
March 03, 2021

As Myanmar Crisis Grows, Dispute Breaks Out Over Country’s UN Seat

By Sebastian Strangio
The coup has given way to to a dispute over who should represent Myanmar at the United Nations.
Japarov Makes State Visit to Kazakhstan, Meets With Tokayev and Nazarbayev
March 03, 2021

Japarov Makes State Visit to Kazakhstan, Meets With Tokayev and Nazarbayev

By Catherine Putz
The core purpose of Japarov’s visit was to make the personal connections that form the lifeblood of Central Asian interstate relations.

Chinese Vaccines Sweep Much of the World, Despite Concerns
March 03, 2021

Chinese Vaccines Sweep Much of the World, Despite Concerns

By Associated Press
China has pledged roughly half a billion doses of its vaccines to more than 45 countries.

Billions of US Dollars Wasted in Afghanistan
March 02, 2021

Billions of US Dollars Wasted in Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
The United States poured billions into building stuff in Afghanistan, but much of it has been unused or abandoned.

ASEAN Prepares to Convene First Meeting on Myanmar Crisis
March 02, 2021

ASEAN Prepares to Convene First Meeting on Myanmar Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
The Southeast Asian bloc is being asked to prove its diplomatic mettle in a fast-moving and increasingly volatile crisis.
China Responds to Bloodshed in Myanmar With Deafening Silence
March 02, 2021

China Responds to Bloodshed in Myanmar With Deafening Silence

By Shannon Tiezzi
Beijing has a stated preference for no violence in Myanmar, but the deadly crackdown on February 28 was not enough to provoke China's condemnation.

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