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May 19, 2022

Asia
Media Briefing: President Biden in South Korea and Japan

CFR experts via Zoom preview President Joe Biden’s May 20-24 trip to Asia, including bilateral meetings with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and a…

Play Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison meets with Quad foreign ministers in Melbourne

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.

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.

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.

March 25, 2019

Kashmir
Will South Asia Ever See Peace?

As India-Pakistan tensions reach new heights, panelists examine the current situation, each country’s relationship with Kashmir, and U.S. policy in South Asia.

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June 9, 2022

China
Virtual Roundtable: 50 Years Later: What Direction for China and Its Legal System

Five decades ago, China was closed off to the world. In 1972, Jerome Cohen was part of the first U.S. delegations to travel to China after Richard Nixon’s historic visit. A pioneer in Chinese legal s…

Play Chinese officials speak at a national meeting in Beijing

April 29, 2021

China
Virtual Roundtable: Major Power Rivalry in East Asia

The risks of conflict between the United States and China are real and growing. This situation has left the U.S.-China relationship in a precarious place that will require delicate diplomacy in order…

Play A copy of the Global Times newspaper featuring an image of U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on its front page is seen at a news stand in Beijing, China January 21, 2021.

May 5, 2020

COVID-19
Asia's Response to the Coronavirus

Panelists discuss the effects of the coronavirus across Asia, including lockdowns, economic challenges, and prospects for recovery.

Play A volunteer wearing protective mask looks on at a workshop making "Vent-I", an innovation ventilator machine focused on Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), commonly used in obstructive sleep apnea treatment, for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients, in Bandung, West Java province, Indonesia.

May 11, 2018

North Korea
Changing Strategic Circumstances in Asia

With the recent Inter-Korean Summit, U.S.-China trade disagreements, and unrest in much of the region, the balance of power in Asia continues to be in a state of flux.

Play North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping

June 3, 2020

South China Sea
Virtual Roundtable: Growing Risk of a Military Confrontation in the South China Sea

As tensions rise between the United States and China, the risk of a military confrontation in the South China Sea between China and the United States is growing. Domestic politics in China, fallout f…

Play This aerial photo taken on January 2, 2017 shows a Chinese navy formation, including the aircraft carrier Liaoning (C), during military drills in the South China Sea. The aircraft carrier is one of the latest steps in the years-long build-up of China's military, as Beijing seeks greater global power to match its economic might and asserts itself more aggressively in its own backyard.