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January 10, 2021

US risks enraging China by easing limits on Taiwan relations

Financial Times | Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, has lifted longstanding restrictions that limit US diplomatic relations with Taiwan, in a move that is likely to incense China days before the Biden administration takes power.....

January 10, 2021

State Dept. Moves to Ease Restrictions on Meeting With Taiwan Officials

New York Times | The United States said on Saturday that it would relax its restrictions on interactions between American officials and their counterparts in Taiwan as the Trump administration seeks to lock in a tougher line against Beijing in its final days.....

January 10, 2021

NYSE begins delisting China’s three largest state-run telecoms groups

Financial Times | The New York Stock Exchange has begun delisting China’s three largest state-run telecom groups to comply with a Trump administration executive order barring US investors from holding stakes in companies suspected of having ties to the Chinese military......

December 24, 2020

How NATO Manages the “Bear” and the “Dragon”

ScienceDirect | In March 2020, the secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, convened a “reflection group” to....

December 21, 2020

Flareup feared in South China Sea due to power vacuum in U.S.

The Asahi ShimbunAround the time Joe Biden was giving his victory speech in Delaware as U.S. president-elect on Nov. 8, two B-1B strategic bombers took off from Andersen U.S. Air Force Base in Guam and set a course for the South China Sea....

December 16, 2020

Sources of Chinese Conduct: A Debate

CFTNI | More than a half-century ago, George Kennan published an analysis of the sources of Soviet conduct that helped to shape US policy toward Moscow throughout the Cold War. More recently, the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff...

December 16, 2020

Two Possible Futures An outlook on EU-US relations

Köerber Stiftung |Things will not go back to the way they were before 2016. Regardless of how one thinks Donald Trump handled the relationship with Europe and with....

December 8, 2020

Questions swirl over Austin’s limited experience

Politico | Joe Biden has a personal rapport with the retired four-star, but concerns have surfaced over whether he has the chops to tackle the array of global challenges.....

November 21, 2020

Preparing for a new government’ in earnest…What are the challenges facing the Korean Peninsula?

CFTNI | Following the declaration of victory in the presidential election, former Vice President Joe Biden is in full swing taking over the regime by convening meetings with experts in diplomacy, intelligence and defense....

November 17, 2020

Taiwan Roundtable: Cross-Strait Relations in Pandemic Times

Sigur Center for Asian Studies GWU | Chinese pressure on Taiwan during these unprecedented pandemic times has been ratcheting up, not down.....