Agenda SUA-Asia – doc

America’s Asia Strategy Has Reached a Dead End – FP, 19.01.22
Washington should prioritize economic statecraft and stop thinking with its missiles. By Van Jackson, a senior lecturer in international relations at Victoria University of Wellington

Biden and Asia: Modest Progress, Ongoing Confusion – FP, 18.01.22
Washington is trying to run three Asia policies at once—and each is missing substance. By James Crabtree, a columnist at Foreign Policy and the executive director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies-Asia

Time for America to Play Offense in China’s Backyard – FP, 12.01.22
Ignoring Cambodia and Laos is a strategic mistake—but engagement requires a smarter balance of values and interests. By Derek Grossman, a senior defense analyst at the Rand Corp



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Biden Needs a Southeast Asia Policy to Counter China’s Pull – FP, 16.12.21
Despite a welcome flurry of diplomacy, Washington still has no clear strategy for the region. By Derek Grossman, a senior defense analyst at the Rand Corp


Pentagon Worries About Chinese Buildup Near India – FP, 15.12.21
China’s new airports and highways near the border have put officials on edge. By Jack Detsch, Foreign Policy’s Pentagon and national security reporter


Biden’s Democracy Summit Success Now Depends on Allies – FP, 14.12.21
In Asia, the door is wide open to new partnerships bolstering democratic norms. By Michael J. Green, the senior vice president for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a professor at Georgetown University


In Asia, China’s Long Game Beats America’s Short Game – FP, 13.12.21
Beijing’s focus on economic ties will outlast Washington’s on military alliances. By Kishore Mahbubani, a distinguished fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Asia Research Institute


‘No Decisions, No Changes’: Pentagon Fails to Stick Asia Pivot – FP, 29.11
The long-anticipated review was, for some, a “complete waste of time.” By Jack Detsch, Foreign Policy’s Pentagon and national security reporter

It’s Time to Formalize an Alliance With India – FP, 25.10
A U.S.-India alliance would allow both countries to expand their global strength. By Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017 and the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 2017 to 2019, and Mike Waltz, the congressman for Florida’s sixth congressional district, a member on the House Armed Services Committee, and vice chair of the India Caucus

In U.S.-China Standoff, Is America a Reliable Ally? – FP, 18.10
Sowing doubts about Washington is a potent weapon for Beijing. But even after Afghanistan, U.S. strategy in Asia remains intact. By Bilahari Kausikan, the chairman of the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute and a Singaporean ambassador-at-large

Washington’s Divergent Diplomacy in South Asia – FP, 7.10
High-ranking diplomat Wendy Sherman’s visit underscores shifting relations with India and Pakistan. By Michael Kugelman, the writer of Foreign Policy’s weekly South Asia Brief

The U.S.-India Relationship Is the Quad’s Litmus Test – FP, 29.09
Washington and New Delhi must overcome some key differences for the group to succeed. By Harsh V. Pant, the director of research at the Observer Research Foundation, and Chirayu Thakkar, a joint doctoral candidate at the National University of Singapore and King’s College London

AUKUS, the Quad, and India’s Strategic Pivot – FP, 23.09
As Joe Biden and Narendra Modi meet in Washington, the business of balancing China enters a serious phase. By C. Raja Mohan, the director of the National University of Singapore’s Institute of South Asian Studies

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