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The Debate on US Taiwan Policy

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Does an increasingly aggressive China mean the United States should maintain its posture of strategic ambiguity or adopt strategic clarity?

Ships in the Taiwan Strait
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

Reassuring Allies on Nonproliferation

Video Series
Featured Video

Council President Ivo Daalder speaks on a panel with CSIS on security in Northeast Asia, extended deterrence, non-proliferation, public opinion, and the US-ROK alliance.

Ivo Daalder on a panel with CSIS' the Capital Cable #35.
CSIS
Defense and Security

Biden Must Remove Barriers to Engagement with North Korea

In the News
NK News
Matthew Abbott

"To change the trajectory of the relationship between North Korea and the US, it is critical that Americans pursue principled engagement," writes Matt Abbott in NK News.

President Biden delivering remarks about COVID-19 response and vaccination program, blue suit partly blocking view in foreground.
Carlos Fyfe
Defense and Security

Engaging North Korea Via Subnational Diplomacy

In the News
The Diplomat
Matthew Abbott

"Subnational diplomacy offers an established, yet underutilized, opportunity for American officials to creatively engage Pyongyang," writes Matt Abbott in the Diplomat.

North Korean flag painted on a brick wall
David Peterson
US Foreign Policy

Americans and US-China Trade Relations

BLOG
Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

The American public is increasingly skeptical of the US-China trade relationship, and narrow majorities support increased restrictions on both trade and technological exchanges.

 U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington
Reuters
Public Opinion

China to NATO: Stay Out of Asia-Pacific

Video Series
Featured Video

"The idea that somehow NATO has no interest in the Pacific and should stay away is a misnomer and is not going to happen," says Council President Ivo Daalder on CNN.

Council President Ivo Daalder on CNN's Newsroom with John Vause.
CNN
Defense and Security

Americans Say North Korea Is an Adversary, Still Prefer Diplomacy

BLOG
Running Numbers by Karl Friedhoff

Over the weekend, North Korea launched a new cruise missile. It's unlikely to shift American public opinion.

REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

Support for Taiwan Among US Public Increases: Poll

In the News
Taiwan Plus
Craig Kafura

New polls find that 52 percent of Americans now favor sending US troops to defend Taiwan if China invades. Craig Kafura talks to Taiwan Plus about what this means.

Screenshot of Craig Kafura speaking with Yin Khvat on Taiwan Plus.
Taiwan Plus
Public Opinion

Extending the North Korea Travel Ban Is a Missed Opportunity

In the News
Responsible Statecraft
Matthew Abbott

On September 1, the Biden administration quietly extended Trump-era limitations that make US passports invalid for travel to, in, or through North Korea. The Council’s Matthew Abbott writes in Responsible Statecraft how “extending these restrictions is a missed opportunity to remove an obstacle to principled engagement and humanitarian exchange with North Korea.”

Children from North Korea's elite performing arts school wave to the audience in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang
REUTERS
US Foreign Policy

Why the US Should Withdraw Its Troops from Korea

In the News
Responsible Statecraft
Ethan Kessler

Nearly seven decades after the armistice, the status quo on the Peninsula does not serve American interests, the Council's Ethan Kessler argues.

REUTERS
REUTERS
Defense and Security