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Strengthen Asia to Weaken Beijing

Walter Russell Mead, Wall Street Journal – 10 May 2021 In this opinion article on the Wall Street Journal, Walter Russell Mead states that “as with Japan in the 1930’s, China is merely a country tempted to exploit a temporary window of opportunity to transform the region in a way it hopes could guarantee its…

Playing The China Card

Ryan Hass, Noema – 20 May 2021 In this article on Noema, Ryan Hass, author of Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence and guest speaker for our next event on the 7th June, discusses why the U.S. should undertake domestic renewal for its own interests rather than using competition with…

The Drawbacks of Biden’s ‘Competition With China’ Habit

Howard W. French, World Politics Review – 26 May 2021 In this article on World Politics Review, Howard W. French explains why the U.S.’ use of China as political steam and motivation behind many of its infrastructure investments is the wrong strategy, and why the U.S. should make renewed efforts to work with China closely…

Washington is playing a losing game with China

Chas W Freeman Jr, East Asia Forum – 9 May 2021 “To hold its own with China, the United States must renew its competitive capacity and build a demonstrably better governed, better educated, more egalitarian, more open, more innovative, healthier, and freer society”. In this article on East Asia Forum, the author explains why Washington’s…

Will Japan and South Korea Relations Move Forward After Rare G7 Face-to-Face Meeting?

Duncan Bartlett, Japan Forward – 7 May 2021 “The joyless faces and grim accounts of the meeting are not very encouraging. Fortunately, there was one important common ground: North Korea”. In this article on Japan Forward, Duncan Bartlett analyses the subdued discussion between Japan and South Korea’s foreign ministers on the sidelines of the recent…

Biden losing friends and gaining enemies

Brandon J. Weichert, Asia Times – 27 April 2021 Strengthening relationships with its allies is key to the U.S. containing China’s economic coercion and rise to power, yet according to this article on Asia Times “the Biden administration has gone out of its way to alienate potential allies across the world”. Read the full article…

Realistic ambitions for US alliance system in Asia

Kori Schake, East Asia Forum – 7 April 2021 This short article on East Asia Forum analyses the U.S.’ network of alliances within Asia and China’s influence on them. The major barrier to enhanced relationships within the region, the article states, is their allies’ economic reliance on China whilst the U.S. “is more self-absorbed than…

Human Rights and US Foreign Policy: Implications for India and China

Ayjaz Wani and Kashish Parpiani, Observer Research Foundation – 28 April 2021 This Observer Research Foundation paper by Ayjaz Wani and Kashish Parpiani examines the Trump administration’s approach to human rights within India and China and how the approach compares to the current one under the Biden administration. The paper’s main findings note “an emergent…

Washington Is Avoiding the Tough Questions on Taiwan and China

Charles L. Glaser, Foreign Affairs – 28 April 2021 It is a widely held belief among U.S. foreign policy officials that China presents a greater threat now than ever before. Consequently, most debate about foreign policy towards China has involved how to cooperate with U.S. allies to contain Beijing’s economic force. However, this article considers…