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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

May 19, 2022

U.S. Foreign Policy
Biden Visits Japan and South Korea, Annual World Health Assembly, and More

U.S. President Joe Biden visits Japan and South Korea, the seventy-fifth World Health Assembly takes place in Geneva, and Australians vote in a general election.

Podcast US President Joe Biden boards Air Force One at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport May 6, 2021, in Kenner, Louisiana.

May 17, 2022

Asia
President Biden’s Japan and South Korea Trip, With Sheila A. Smith and Scott A. Snyder

Sheila A. Smith, CFR’s John E. Merow senior fellow for Asia-Pacific studies, and Scott A. Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at CFR, sit down wit…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden exits Air Force One before delivering remarks on infrastructure at the Portland Air National Guard Base on April 21, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.

May 12, 2022

South Korea
China-South Korea Relations Under South Korea’s New Yoon Administration: The Challenge Of Defining ‘Mutual Respect’

The establishment of a stable framework for managing China-South Korea relations under the Yoon Suk-yeol administration will require the two countries to close the gap in understanding of the meaning…

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol shakes hands with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan after his inauguration ceremony at new presidential office in Seoul, South Korea on May 10, 2022.

March 21, 2022

Russia
Don't Pivot From the Pivot to Asia

Russia's struggles in Ukraine reveal a pivot to Asia is still the right strategy.

President Barack Obama announces the pivot to Asia in a speech to the Australian Parliament on November 17, 2011.

May 4, 2022

China
What the China-Solomon Islands Pact Means for the U.S. and South Pacific

The recent China-Solomon Islands security agreement has sparked concerns among the United States and its allies about a Chinese naval presence in strategically important waters. In response, Washingt…

May 9, 2022

South Korea
What to Expect From South Korean President Yoon’s First Big Global Moment

The upcoming summit between President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden will likely address the U.S.-South Korea partnership, North Korea’s nuclear program, and South Korea’s relations with …

President-Elect Yoon Suk-yeol leaves his house to meet supporters in Seoul, South Korea on March 10, 2022.

March 3, 2022

South Korea
South Korea’s Presidential Election: What to Know

The vote for South Korea’s next president is taking place in a fractious political environment and is likely to bring a foreign policy neophyte to power.

February 2, 2022

Democracy
The Revival of Military Rule in South and Southeast Asia

The rise in coups and other types of military intervention in South and Southeast Asia will set back democracy by years and has been met by a weak and ineffective response from major global and regional powers.

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.