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Japan, the Indo-Pacific, and the “Quad”

Policy Brief by Emma Chanlett-Avery

This brief analyzes the 2017 ASEAN summit where four of the region’s major maritime democracies discussed the revival of quadrilateral cooperation for a free and open Indo-Pacific.

President Moon Jae-In, President Trump, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Global Politics

China’s Maritime Challenge in the South China Sea: Options for US Responses

Policy Brief

China’s growth in naval power is proceeding at a remarkable rate and foreshadows a change in the regional maritime balance of power. The United States will move from being the preeminent naval power in the region to one that China challenges, if not overtakes, over time.

USA and China flags.
CDC Global
Defense and Security

American Opinion on US-Russia Relations: From Bad to Worse

Policy Brief by Multiple Authors

New Chicago Council Survey results show a majority of Americans support maintaining or increasing sanctions against Russia and views the nation as a greater threat than in previous years.

Aerial view of the Dormition Cathedral in Moscow, Russia
Pedro Szekely
Public Opinion