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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:11:12 -0500
"For much of Japan’s modern history, the sea has protected the Japanese from their neighbors,” yet today they are alarmed by the increasing evidence that “China may have a far greater appetite for risk in Asia’s near seas,” says CFR Senior Fellow Sheila Smith
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:44:07 -0500
Joshua Kurlantzick discusses economic responses in Asia to uncertainty over President-Elect Trump’s policies on trade.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:49:30 -0500
CFR hosted a workshop to discuss environmental health linkages in China, the Chinese government’s capability to respond to associated health crises, and international experience for coping with similar challenges.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:53:41 -0500
In this interview with Maurits Elen of The Diplomat, Robert Rubin shares his vision on Sino-American relations in the new Trump era.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:34:34 -0500
CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Scott Snyder examine President-Elect Donald Trump's priorities on North Korea.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:47:53 -0500
During his annual New Year’s address on Sunday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s dropped a bombshell: He stated as part of his review of the past year's accomplishments that North Korea has entered “the final stage in preparations to test-launch” an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). One that could hit the United States. To deal with the threat, the Trump administration should strengthen sanctions and find a way to work with China or, at a minimum, should isolate North Korea as an essential area of cooperation in an otherwise contentious U.S.-China relationship.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 10:28:39 -0500
President Obama’s signature rebalance to the Pacific never really got off the ground. Could Trump succeed where he failed?
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:18:53 -0500
The meeting of U.S. and Japanese leaders in Pearl Harbor will be a reminder of the remarkable journey that transformed the two countries from adversaries to allies, writes CFR’s Sheila A. Smith.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:56:29 -0500
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings, raising human rights concerns, says expert John Gershman in this interview.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:37:57 -0500
When the Chinese Foreign Ministry expresses “serious concern” about things Donald Trump has said about Taiwan—and a party-controlled newspaper calls him “as ignorant as a child”—it’s clear that Beijing is alarmed. Yet after spending last week in China, I came away struck by the overall complacency of Chinese attitudes toward the president-elect, writes Stephen Sestanovich.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:52:44 -0500
How will President-Elect Trump follow up the Obama administration's Asia pivot? Five Asia experts reflect on the region’s top priorities.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:19:06 -0500
Following weeks of tense political scandal, the South Korean National Assembly voted overwhelmingly by a margin of 234-56 on a motion to impeach President Park Geun-hye. Scott Snyder discusses where to go from here.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:23:36 -0500
In this episode of The President's Inbox, CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Elizabeth Economy examine President-Elect Donald Trump's priorities on China.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:44:41 -0500
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon questions whether America’s post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will retake center stage with the potential appointment of a military leader to secretary of defense. According to Lemmon, “If confirmed, Mattis…would force Americans to confront these conflicts at a time when the United States has done a good job forgetting to feel like a country at war.”
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:42:44 -0500
President Park Geun-hye’s scandal has intensified the need for constitutional revisions that would enable South Korea to better manage leadership crises, writes CFR’s Scott Snyder.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:09:31 -0500
"President-elect Trump will find out very quickly that our allies are less a liability and more the very strategic asset the U.S. needs," writes Sheila A. Smith, CFR senior fellow for Japan studies.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:30:42 -0500
Much of the new U.S. administration’s foreign policy is a mystery, but expect broad policy continuity in U.S. relations with India while geopolitical and geoeconomic questions pull the two countries in new directions.
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 12:01:16 -0400
Among many challenges revealed during the 2016 presidential election to the Obama adminisration’s rebalance to Asia, Sheila A. Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, notes “it is the United States’ own commitment to the region that seems the most fragile.”
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:06:25 -0400
In Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, Council on Foreign Relations Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow Edward Alden explains why the political consensus in support of trade liberalization has collapsed, and how to correct the course. The United States has contributed more than any other nation to writing the rules that created the competitive global economy of today, helping support stronger growth in much of the world. Yet successive U.S. administrations have done far too little to help Americans succeed under those rules, says Alden.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 11:13:08 -0400
When transition planning gets underway in earnest this fall, one of the hardest memos to write will be the outbrief from the current National Security Council (NSC) team on what to do about China’s ongoing campaign of cyber espionage targeting the intellectual property of U.S. companies. While long a focus of both the president’s cyber and China teams, there is little chance that in the coming months the issue is going to be brought to any type of resolution. Instead, the next president will inherit a partially implemented plan that has produced positive results in the short term, but its long-term sustainability remains uncertain. He or she would be wise to follow the playbook left by the Obama administration, with a redoubled focus on the investigation and prosecution of cybercrime.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:12:31 -0400
Thomas Bollyky discusses the importance of empirical evidence in assessing the effects of U.S. trade deals on drug prices.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:58:35 -0400
If President Xi Jinping hopes to extend his leadership beyond two terms, he must prevent the Communist Party from selecting a successor in the coming months, says expert Minxin Pei.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:08:31 -0400
Famous Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei discusses art, politics, human rights, and China's future.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:00:51 -0400
Adam Mount and Scott A. Snyder discuss the threat of North Korea's accelerating nuclear program and offer policy recommendations for stability in Northeast Asia.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:08:18 -0400
Southern Thailand has faced a brutal insurgency since 2001. Today, there is a chance the insurgency will be infiltrated by ISIS, which has recruited over one thousand Southeast Asians.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:55:48 -0400
With the Philippine president ditching Washington for Beijing, the contest to control the South China Sea just got a lot more complicated.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:41:15 -0400
The traditional U.S. economic agenda in East Asia needs to be complemented with a push for the policies needed to bring East Asia’s savings down to a level that the region can more easily absorb internally.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:44:35 -0400
Joshua Kurlantzick discusses the potential for continuing political instability in Thailand following the death of King Bhumibol.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:20:52 -0400
The long-reigning Thai king’s tacit support of military coups over the last decade undercuts his past image as a force for stability, writes CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzick.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 15:18:56 -0400
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon highlights the need for renewed attention on the war in Afghanistan. Nearly 10,000 U.S. troops remain in the country and U.S. casualties are close to 2,300, but little about Afghanistan has made headlines in recent years or received mention by political leaders.