Paul Haenle: Security Concerns in Asia-Pacific Escalate Amid Coronavirus Scramble - 30th Apr

As countries around the world work to contain and eradicate the coronavirus, recent developments in the Asia-Pacific have raised concerns among U.S. officials that China is trying to take advantage of the crisis to further its strategic interests. WHERE HAS … Continued

The Trump presidency is not over yet - 23rd Mar

So much discussion how Trump will not be re-elected given the crashing stock market, a rising unemployment rate and his refusal to take action to mitigate Covid-19’s impact in the US when there was time. He may be down, and … Continued

Paul Haenle: Tempering Expectations Ahead of the G20 - 4th Dec

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump tweeted that he had a “long and very good conversation” with President Xi Jinping over the phone. However Trump’s positive rhetoric contrasts sharply with the current reality of the U.S.-China relationship. In the midst of increasingly competitive and near-confrontational relations, it is important to remain clear-eyed about the difficulties that the U.S. and China face going forward.

Paul Haenle: US and China broach sensitive topic of N Korea regime collapse - 22nd Dec

In the Bush administration we tried to have those conversations and the Chinese were very reluctant to engage. They didn’t want to be perceived as doing secret planning with the United States about the collapse of the regime because they thought it would make the situation worse. But I think they’re probably more willing to have those conversations today.

Evan Medeiros: Trump starts new war against China over “Economic Aggression”. - 18th Dec

The concern about Chinese economic policy and practices is serious and real but the question is how you deal with it. Unilateral trade enforcement mechanisms are not going to do it. You need systemic tools that shape the economic environment around China in order to reshape their incentives.

Karim Sadjadpour: Cold War Lessons For Iran Strategy - 18th Dec

While the future of Iran and US-Iran relations is unpredictable, it must be similarly emphasized that there are no quick solutions. History has shown that Iran relents when it faces international unity and is divided domestically.

Kevin Rudd: No country can solve today’s challenges alone - 12th Dec

The challenge we face today is different from what we faced yesterday. In the New Era, no country can solve these challenges alone, so new coordination and cooperation are needed. We should help each other.

Lanhee Chen: What could the Alabama Senate race mean for the Republican Party? - 11th Dec

What you’re seeing is a fundamental split and fracture in the Republican party that we’ve known has existed for some time, but is now being played out in a very public way, and being played out in elections that really do matter and have policy consequences for the last 2 years of President Trump’s administration, at least for his first term.

Max Baucus: Flynn Fingers Trump Team - 4th Dec

Listen to the Bloomberg podcast featuring SAGE speaker Max Baucus discussing US tax overhaul and Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to federal agents.

Ben Rhodes: NGOs must be seen not as a threat, but a partner - 4th Dec

Active citizenship doesn’t just mean running for office or going into politics, it means starting organizations that promote change or solve a problem, pursuing social good with economic success. This is not politically partisan, so we aren’t looking to promote people with certain views, it is an empowerment point, so the youth have agency over their lives.

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