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May 30, 2024

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Does NATO Have a Role in Asia?

The transatlantic alliance has begun to connect its traditional security interests in Europe with the geopolitical dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region, including tensions between China and Taiwan.

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at the NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania.

June 25, 2024

China
The U.S. Pivot to Asia, With Robert D. Blackwill and Richard Fontaine

Robert D. Blackwill, the Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at CFR, and Richard Fontaine, the chief executive officer of the Center for a New American Security, sit down with Ja…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Woodside, California, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit on November 15, 2023 Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS

June 17, 2024

Asia
CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series: Lost Decade—The U.S. Pivot to Asia and the Rise of Chinese Power

Lost Decade is an essential guide for understanding the historic shift to Asia-centric geopolitics and its implications for the United States’ present and future. More than a decade on, Robert D. …

Play A 100 yuan banknote is placed beside a U.S. 100 dollar banknote.

April 16, 2024

Emerging Markets
Central Bank Governance in Emerging Markets

Central bank governors from some of the largest emerging markets discuss the economic outlook in their countries, how their banks have addressed global inflation, and opportunities for sustained econ…

Play Containers are being transported at Nansha port in Guangzhou, China on a sunny day.

June 11, 2024

China
How the United States Can Effectively Pivot to Asia

After the rise of Chinese power during the 2010s and failed U.S. policies in the Indo-Pacific, the United States should renew the Pivot to Asia and place the region at the center of its grand strateg…

A staff adjusts the Mexican flag prior to joint press conference for CPTPP  in Tokyo.

June 11, 2024

China
A Real Pivot to Asia Is Critical to U.S. Interests, Blackwill and Fontaine Argue in New CFR Book

“Washington’s collective inability to respond adequately to growing Chinese power across the 2010s stands as perhaps the most consequential U.S. policy omission since 1945,” argue Ambassador Robert D…

February 9, 2024

Global
Central Bank Currency Swaps Tracker

Introduction Since the financial crisis of 2007, central banks around the world have entered into a multitude of bilateral currency swap agreements with one another. These agreements allow a centr…

May 8, 2024

China
Second Trump Term Could Be Disastrous for Southeast Asia

A second Trump term could intensify the rivalry between the U.S. and China in Southeast Asia so that regional countries can no longer delicately dance between the giants.

Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Freeland, Michigan, May 1, 2024.

May 10, 2024

Asia
What a Second Trump Term Could Mean for Southeast Asia

His aggressive stance toward China could force many in the region to pick a side.

Personal aide John McEntee directs U.S. President Donald Trump as he participates in the U.S.-ASEAN Summit in Manila,

June 12, 2024

Latin America
Latin America’s Big Opportunity

Over the last three decades, economic growth in Central Europe, East and Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa has outpaced growth in Latin America, where most economies have actually …

An aerial view of the brine pools and processing areas of the Soquimich lithium mine on the Atacama salt flat, the largest lithium deposit currently in production, in the Atacama desert of northern Chile, January 10, 2013.