Agenda SUA-Asia

U.S. Seeking Basing in Australia After Submarine Deal – FP, 16.09
The Biden administration is hoping to rotate fighters and bombers to the land Down Under. By Jack Detsch, Foreign Policy’s Pentagon and national security reporter, and Robbie Gramer, a diplomacy and national security reporter at Foreign Policy

How Biden Can Save His China Strategy After Afghanistan – FP, 25.08
Washington needs to give a visible sign of Indo-Pacific commitment. By Michael J. Green, the senior vice president for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a professor at Georgetown University, and Gabriel Scheinmann, the executive director of the Alexander Hamilton Society

Kamala Harris’s Asia Trip Can’t Fix Biden’s Troubled Indo-Pacific Strategy – FP, 24.08
Lacking a serious vision for the region, the administration is aiming low. By Susannah Patton, a research fellow at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre, and Ashley Townshend, the director of the Foreign Policy and Defence Program at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre

How the U.S. Learned to Stop Worrying About the Pacific and Love the ‘Indo-Pacific’ – FP, 30.07
The United States has a new lens for its rivalry with China. By Jack Detsch


Taiwan Isn’t Afghanistan, Whatever Beijing Says – FP, 23.08
The fall of Kabul is a crisis of competence, not credibility, for U.S. power in Asia. By Blake Herzinger, a civilian Indo-Pacific defense policy specialist and U.S. Navy Reserve officer

China’s Neighbors Hope Afghanistan Pullout Means Pivot to Indo-Pacific – FP, 19.08
With the withdrawal completed, Washington’s strategic shift can commence. By Hiroyuki Akita, a commentator for Nikkei


The Quad Is a Delusion – FP, 28.06
The new grouping won’t give the United States any more leverage over China than it already has—and it might raise tensions in the region higher than ever. By Rajan Menon, an Anne and Bernard Spitzer professor of international relations at the City College of New York

How to Keep India All-In on the Quad – FP, 25.06
A once-reluctant partner has become a new driver of a critical coalition. By Jeff M. Smith

A Confused Biden Team Risks Losing Southeast Asia – FP, 27.06
If the region continues to drift toward China, Washington has only itself to blame. By James Crabtree, a columnist at Foreign Policy and the executive director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies-Asia

Asia’s Stakes in the Biden-Putin Summit – FP, 10.06
Geopolitical shifts have put a U.S.-Russian detente in the interest of much of Asia. By C. Raja Mohan, the director of the National University of Singapore’s Institute of South Asian Studies

How to Boost the United States’ Most Important Partnership – FP, 11.05
Biden’s first 100 days show India is a crucial part of the new administration’s foreign policy. By Aman Thakker, the senior program manager at Indiaspora

Biden Looks to Contain China—but Where’s the Asian NATO? – FP, 26.03The United States needs a game plan for a continent that’s home to two-thirds of the world’s population and its biggest rival. By Jack Detsch

Blinken and Austin in Japan to Bolster Asian Allies
The Biden administration wants to prod Japan more on defense and resolve tensions between Tokyo and Seoul. By Jack Detsch

Quad Summit’s Vaccine Deal Is Biden’s Bold First Move in Asia – FP, 12.03
It’s a smart step to counter China, but the next ones won’t be as easy. By Michael J. Green

Friday’s Quad Summit Will Show if It’s Just a Talking Shop – FP, 10.03
The fledgling Indo-Pacific alliance needs a mission—and its only meaningful one is maritime security. By Salvatore Babones

Getting the Quad Right Is Biden’s Most Important Job – FP, 10.03
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue is the best hope for standing up to China. By James Mattis, Michael Auslin, Joseph Felter

Biden’s Trade Plans Will Boost China’s Power in Asia – FP, 16.02
Supporting the middle class at home and reasserting leadership abroad may be mutually exclusive, especially in Asia. By James Crabtree

China’s Military Is Outmatched – FP, 10.03
As the Quad alliance prepares to meet, leaders should take an honest look at the challenges China’s military presents. By James Palmer

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