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Continuing Strategic Rebalancing to Asia: The Do’s and Don’ts

April 21, 2014

With Vice President Biden in Kiev and President Obama arriving in Asia tomorrow, the need and capacity for the United States to manage multiple priority issues is on full display, including balancing long-term strategy with near-term crises. In Asia, the President will meet with leaders in Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and Malaysia to consolidate […]

Opportunities and Challenges for U.S.-ASEAN Engagement

March 31, 2014

This week, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will host the defense ministers of ASEAN member states in Hawaii before travelling to the Western Pacific to meet with Chinese, Japanese and Mongolian officials. The meeting with ASEAN defense ministers in particular underscores the importance of continuing to increase the role of the United States in Southeast […]

Kerry’s Asia Trip: Positive Moves Toward Needed “Rebalancing”

February 14, 2014

Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in South Korea to begin his fifth trip to the Asia-Pacific. Now in China, Kerry will also travel to Indonesia. Notable on the agenda are issues relating to North Korea, maritime security as overlapping claims between China and other nations continue to generate tension in the South and […]

The Indo-Pacific and Strategic Rebalancing

July 18, 2013

Today, Vice President Biden is giving an address on India’s significance to the future of strategic rebalancing to Asia ahead of his trip to the Middle East, India and Singapore. As Biden draws attention to U.S.-Indian trade and economic ties, as well as India’s growing regional security role, experts urge that U.S. strategy think in […]

U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Outlook

July 10, 2013

Today, the annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) introduces four top officials all new to their posts: Secretary of State John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi. The dialogue highlights recent positive trends in complex security and economic relations between the two powers where enormous differences […]

Taking Stock of the Obama-Xi Summit

June 13, 2013

Last week’s unprecedented two day summit between Presidents Obama and Xi exceeded many expectations, providing forward momentum on cooperation to denuclearize North Korea and a commitment on cooperation to reduce hydrocarbon emissions on both sides of the Pacific. Progress on the most controversial aspect of the summit’s agenda – cybersecurity – proved elusive, though there […]

Rightsizing Xi and Obama: What’s at Stake and Going Forward

June 6, 2013

On Friday and Saturday, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet for an unprecedented two day summit in California. The summit is an opportunity to “rightsize” the relationship – not offering many concrete deliverables but building toward the blend of competition and cooperation that offers the best path toward a stable, prosperous and […]

Heather Hurlburt Quoted in Foreign Policy on The World’s Global Conflicts

March 7, 2013

Mad Libs: War Edition FP asked more than 70 top military thinkers to fill in the blanks on the world’s global conflicts — from the drone wars to the budget wars. March/April 2013 | Foreign Policy AMERICA’S NO. 1 GEOPOLITICAL FOE IS… Iran. —Graham Allison, David Barno, Gian Gentile, Seth G. Jones, Peter Mansoor, Barry Pavel, Dov Zakheim • China. —Douglas Birkey, Kenneth Gause, Paul Kapur, Thomas Keaney, Edward […]

Rebalancing: “A Resident Power in Asia”

November 20, 2012

President Obama, along with Secretaries Clinton and Panetta, has just concluded a diplomatic tour of Southeast Asia, visiting Thailand, Myanmar/Burma, and the East Asia Summit in Cambodia. Making this the first overseas trip since the elections highlights the priority  being placed on what Michele Flournoy and Ziad Haider call “the region that will drive economic […]

Challenges for China’s New Leadership – and Ours

November 15, 2012

Today, the People’s Republic of China began implementing its leadership transition with Xi Jinping succeeding Hu Jintao as the nation’s president. Li Keqiang will succeed Wen Jiabao as the nation’s premier sometime in March.  China’s main decision making body – the Political Bureau Standing Committee – also added new members but shrank overall from nine […]

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