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October 26, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Virtual Roundtable: Major Power Rivalry in South Asia

In a new paper for the Managing Global Disorder Discussion Paper series, Tanvi Madan argues that the intensifying competition in South Asia and the Indian Ocean between the United States and China an…

Play In this handout from the U.S. Navy, U.S. marines embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu in the Indian Ocean board a Marine Corps helicopter August 12, 2010 in the Indian Ocean.

November 30, 2021

South Korea
The U.S.-South Korea Alliance, With Mark Lippert

Ambassador Mark Lippert, vice chairman of the Halifax Forum and senior advisor for the Center for Strategic and International Studies Korea Chair, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S.-Sout…

Podcast A South Korean woman holds flags of South Korea and the US during a rally commemorating the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War in Seoul on June 25, 2020.

October 11, 2021

Competitiveness
Major Power Rivalry in South Asia

South Asia will be both the venue for and the source of intensifying U.S.-China and China-India rivalries. The United States should prepare to manage these rivalries by collaborating with allies and …

A panoramic view of south central Mumbai, India, shows a vast contrast in living conditions between lower-middle-class dwellings and towers for the elite.

September 24, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Conversation With Minister Naledi Pandor of South Africa

Minister Naledi Pandor discusses the state of democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa, the South African response to COVID-19 along with lessons learned for the future, and the country’s role as a leader in …

Play Minister Naledi Pandor walking with a man in uniform in the background.

May 25, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
Transition 2021 Series: South Asia and Geopolitical Competition

Panelists discuss the future of U.S. policy towards India and Pakistan under the Biden administration, including humanitarian aid and the recent COVID-19 spike in India, China’s geopolitical influenc…

Play An Indian security personnel stands guard as a motorist passes by near India Gate, ahead of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2015.

October 7, 2021

Thailand
How COVID-19 is Transforming Politics in Southeast Asia

The pandemic era could prompt the biggest political changes in Southeast Asia since the 1990s.

Protestor in Thailand holds up three fingers while chanting.

May 18, 2021

South Korea
United States and South Korea Should Forge “Vaccine Alliance”

The upcoming South Korea-U.S. summit meeting in Washington, D.C. should serve as an opportunity to forge a symbiotic "vaccine alliance."

An employee works at a syringe factory in Gunsan, South Korea, on April 5, 2021.

October 14, 2021

North Korea
Can U.S. And South Korean Public Opinion Align On North Korea?

U.S and South Korean polling on North Korea show strong support for denuclearization negotiations and summitry. How will growing consensus in public opinion impact U.S.-South Korea policy coordinatio…

People watch a TV broadcasting file footage of a news report on North Korea firing what appeared to be a pair of ballistic missiles off its east coast, in Seoul, South Korea, September 15, 2021.

October 22, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Gender Inequality in South Korean Military

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers October 9 to October 22.

South Korean soldiers salute their country's flag in celebration of Armed Forces Day.

October 4, 2021

Southeast Asia
Why Has East Timor Built the Strongest Democracy in Southeast Asia?

Despite economic struggles, East Timor has built a vibrant democracy in Southeast Asia.

Supporters of the FRETILIN political party fly red, yellow, and black flags ahead of parliamentary elections in Tasi Tolu, Dili, in East Timor.