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December 15, 2009

Shoals Ahead for the United States and India?

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Jason Reed Manmohan Singh has come and gone, but his visit to Washington last month leaves several questions unanswered about the future of U.S.-India relations. Comparison…

Shoals Ahead for the United States and India?

April 22, 2010

China’s Friends Indeed?

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker Back in December, I argued on this blog that the United States (in both the Bush and Obama administrations) had positioned itself squarely at the center of e…

China’s Friends Indeed?

June 14, 2010

United States
What Now for U.S.-Indonesia Policy?

Jim Young / Courtesy of Reuters In the wake of President Obama’s canceled trip to Indonesia – his third cancellation in less than a year – officials on both sides are urging calm. The White House ha…

U.S. President Obama meets with Indonesia’s President Yudhoyono at the APEC Summit in Singapore

June 17, 2010

Technology and Innovation
Diagnosing the Energy Innovation Gap

Now that George Clooney and Angelina Jolie are CFR members, who might be next? I don’t have any idea, but I hope that, having mentioned them, this blog’s Google ranking will go up. One thing I do kno…

July 20, 2010

The Return of Asian High Growth?

Vivek Prakash/courtesy Reuters Buried in the business section of the New York Times on Thursday, after pages of encomiums to George Steinbrenner, was a story that should have gotten more attention: …

Searchlights beam off the site of the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort in Singapore

August 1, 2010

South Korea
2+2 and the U.S.-ROK Joint Vision Statement

The United States and South Korea held a historic bilateral meeting of ministers of foreign affairs and defense (or “2+2”) for the first time on July 21, 2010, coinciding with the sixtieth anniversar…

2+2 Meeting

July 8, 2010

United States
Obama and Asia, Part Deux

Crack Palinggi/courtesy Reuters My colleague Elizabeth Economy raises some important points about my article in Newsweek, but I think that, overall, she takes a far too rosy  view of the White House…

Supporters of U.S President Obama gather for party to welcome him at Fabulous Bellagio Mall in Jakarta

August 25, 2010

North Korea
The Cheonan Incident and its Impact on Regional Security

I spent last week at several meetings in Tokyo, Seoul, and Jeju that revolved around the Cheonan incident and its implications for regional security. Some Asia Unbound readers may have the impressi…

The Cheonan Incident and its Impact on Regional Security

November 5, 2010

Energy and Climate Policy
Cap-and-Trade Didn’t Kill the Dems

There’s been a lot of back and forth about whether cap-and-trade hurt the Democrats this past Tuesday. It’s mostly spin, with people focusing on whatever results they think bolster their case. But th…

November 22, 2010

Politics and Government
Guest Post: Boxing in POTUS on Trade

The fate of the New START Treaty is dominating discussion in Washington this week. But it’s hardly the only foreign policy on the agenda. Another issue with significant policy and political conse…

Guest Post: Boxing in POTUS on Trade