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May 8, 2017

Security Alliances
Uncertainty Among U.S. Allies in Northeast Asia

As tensions in Northeast Asia grow over Pyongyang’s nuclear pursuits, collective action is the only way to bring stability to the region.

August 5, 2015

Asia
Rethinking Asia’s Postwar Settlement

The seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II is being marked in Northeast Asia by efforts to refresh—and revise—understandings of the brutal twentieth century war that laid the foundations o…

August 3, 2015

China
Economics of Influence: China and India in South Asia

A surge in Chinese economic and diplomatic involvement in South Asia poses a serious rival for Indian influence in its neighborhood, and could finally unlock the region’s potential, write Ashlyn Ande…

October 27, 2017

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia’s Democratic Decline in the America First Era

President Trump appears little troubled by the sharp democratic decline in Southeast Asia, but the rise of authoritarianism could hurt U.S. interests in the region.

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha shakes hands with U.S. President Donald J. Trump in Washington, D.C., October 2, 2017.

February 25, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Lessons for the Mideast from Asia’s Revolutions

The experiences of several Asian states in the past quarter-century are worth noting in today’s turbulent Mideast. The Asian cases show the value of swift, cohesive action by opposition groups, and t…

November 15, 2010

International Organizations
Before Exiting Asia, Obama’s Subdued Summit

The Obama administration’s failure to reach a trade pact with South Korea and craft a strategic agenda for its alliance with Japan bodes ill for bolstering its influence in Asia, writes CFR’s Sheila …

May 20, 2016

G7 (Group of Seven)
For Japan, a G7 to Remember

Japan hosts the G7 summit at a time of rising strategic tensions in Asia and worrisome global economic trends, but for many the gathering will be sidelined by a U.S. presidential visit to Hiroshima, …

December 13, 2017

China
Australia, New Zealand Face China’s Influence

Reports that China has stepped up efforts to gain influence in foreign political systems have sparked concern in Australia, New Zealand, and other states amid signs that the campaign may be shaping d…

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang shake hands before a ceremony in Canberra, Australia.

September 22, 2010

China
Upping the Ante in China-Japan Clash

The escalating dispute between Beijing and Tokyo about Japan’s detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain is a challenge for Washington and raises concerns about Chinese maritime activities in the A…

October 30, 2015

Nepal
Disaster Relief: China and India Come Together

Chinese and Indian relief efforts in the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake set a precedent for trust building between two countries whose cooperation will be crucial to the prosperity of South A…