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Mar 24, 2021

The future of the US-Japan alliance under the Biden and Suga Administrations

By Asia Security Initiative

A virtual public conference on the future of the bilateral US-Japan alliance and multilateral cooperation in the Indo-Pacific under the Biden and Suga administrations.

Australia China

Timely Commentary & Analysis

Mar 11, 2021

Garlauskas on Sejong Society’s webinar: Nuclear North Korea and the Biden presidency

On February 24, Markus Garlauskas made an appearance as a panelist at a webinar titled, “Nuclear North Korea and the Biden Presidency” held by the Sejong Society. In a wide ranging discussion with the Sejong Society’s President, Garlauskas addressed a variety of questions relevant to the Biden Administration’s policies on North Korea. He emphasized the […]

Intelligence Korea

Timely Commentary & Analysis

Mar 10, 2021

Garlauskas on Georgetown University’s webinar: US-China competition and the Korean Peninsula

On March 9, Markus Garlauskas made an appearance as a speaker at a webinar titled, “US-China Competition and the Korean Peninsula” held by the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University where he is currently teaching a course on North Korea as an adjunct professor in the university’s Security Studies Program. His discussion with Bonnie […]

China Conflict

Timely Commentary & Analysis

Mar 9, 2021

Garlauskas on MIT’s Security Studies Program webinar on assessing North Korea

On February 24, Markus Garlauskas made an appearance as a guest speaker on a webinar, “Strategic Assessment of a Hard Target: North Korea,” held by the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Based on his two-decade experience as the US National Intelligence Officer for North Korea, Garlauskas discussed how to approach strategic […]

Intelligence Korea

Blog Post

Jul 23, 2020

The future of global supply chains post COVID-19

By Asia Security Initiative and Global Business and Economics Program

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is reverberating throughout economies across the globe. As states begin to recover, a key question for the post-pandemic order is to what extent existing high-tech supply chains will be reshuffled or uprooted, particularly amid intensifying strategic competition between the United States and China.

China Economy & Business

GeoTech Cues

Jul 3, 2020

Research and development still key to competitiveness: But for whom?

By Robert A. Manning, David Bray

The decade ahead must be spurred on by a new “Sputnik moment” for the United States to inspire new focus on research and development funding and initiatives to bolster the STEM workforce, while understanding the changing market dynamics connecting funding, innovation, and competitive advantage for open societies.

China Economy & Business

Blog Post

Jun 17, 2020

Trump, Xi, and the economy: The future of US-China economic competition

By Asia Security Initiative

Amid the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, US President Donald J. Trump’s administration has taken new actions to confront China economically and geopolitically while encouraging its allies and partners in Europe and Asia to join its efforts.

China East Asia
Murky Waters: Maritime Security in the East and South China Seas

Event Recap

Apr 5, 2018

Murky waters: Maritime security in the East and South China Seas

By Shaun Ee

What is the state of play in the East and South China Seas, and what might be the future of maritime rules and norms in the region? To answer these questions, the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security convened several experts for a public panel discussion on March 30, 2018. With panelists representing […]

China International Norms
Surfing the Strait: China, Taiwan, and Twitter

Event Recap

Mar 28, 2018

Cross-Strait Series: Surfing the Strait—China, Taiwan, and Twitter

By Asia Security Initiative

In today’s new media environment, the opportunities for instant rhetoric add a novel element to national and international discourse that can complicate relationships between countries and leaders, as with China’s recent condemnation of President Trump’s December 2017 tweet on North Korea.

China Civil Society
Kentaro Sonoura

Event Recap

Mar 8, 2018

A free and open Indo-Pacific strategy

By Asia Security Initiative

In November 2017, when President Trump visited Japan, Prime Minister Abe and President Trump agreed to work together to promote peace and prosperity in the region by developing the Indo-Pacific as free and open. In addition, particularly after President Trump gave a speech at the APEC CEO Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, on November 10th, […]

East Asia Japan