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July 17, 2019

Asia
Asia’s Scary Movie

We may well come to look back on this moment as the time in which Asia began to come apart.

Asia’s Scary Movie

January 11, 2019

Middle East and North Africa
Middle East Burden Sharing

The central takeaway from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Cairo speech is that the United States needs to rely more on allies to stabilize the Middle East.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo.

April 24, 2019

North Korea
No Easy Solutions: Northeast Asia's Muddled Security Landscape

Strategic clarity and a long-term vision are sorely needed to provide direction in the messier, muddled reality that has arrived in Northeast Asia.

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July 3, 2019

North Korea
No Time to Abandon Denuclearization

The United States should maintain a resolute policy aimed at denuclearizing North Korea.

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July 10, 2019

Southeast Asia
Can Democracy’s Breakdown in Asia be Stopped?

It has become, at this point, almost a trope to conclude that global democracy is increasingly imperiled, but there is considerable evidence backing this theory. In response to the global threats to …

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) and Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, attend the opening plenary of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN at a hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia May 11, 2017.

July 17, 2019

North Korea
Can North Korea Be Deterred?

The United States’ deterrence record is spotty vis-à-vis North Korea, and a judgement of its success or failure hinges on how the behaviors or actions targeted by deterrence are defined. 

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July 8, 2019

China
The Chinese Obstacle to a Nuclear Deal With North Korea

If North Korean nuclear proliferation was intended by China to reduce the U.S. presence in the Pacific, that strategy has backfired.

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June 4, 2019

South Korea
Korea, the “Germany” of Northeast Asia

Korea has no shortage of fiscal space.  It should use it.

Korea, the “Germany” of Northeast Asia…

August 5, 2010

China
East Asia Summit, Take Two

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Nyein Chan Naing/Pool A post over at East Asia Forum tweaks my recent blog about America and the East Asia Summit. It argues that I have an "empathy deficit." Here’s how …

East Asia Summit, Take Two

May 14, 2019

United States
Congressional Trip to East Asia: A Debrief From Senator Christopher A. Coons

Senator Coons discusses his recent congressional delegation to East Asia and provides his perspective on U.S. policy in the Asia-Pacific and the future of U.S.-China relations.

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