Shadow Government

Time for America to Step Up in the South China Sea

America's challenge to China's unilateral claims to the international waterways of the South China Sea is long overdue. Chinese strategists have repeatedly told foreign observers ...

Shadow Government

Is It Already Too Late for Obama to Push the TPP Through Congress?

President Obama celebrated the completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Manila this week with leaders of the 11 other participating nations. They jointly declared, “We ...


How Washington Can Get Back on Course in the South China Sea

Speak clearly and keep your radar on, America.

The Cable

Around the Globe, Opposition to Obama’s Sweeping Pacific Trade Deal Is Lining Up

The release of the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has critics lining up to try to bring it down.


The Maldives in Meltdown

Past the white sand beaches, the country's human rights situation has gone from bad to worse — and this paradise has become anything but.


Watch FP’s U.S.-Japan Forum: A New Architecture for the Asia-Pacific Region

FP is convening top-level experts, diplomats, and government officials to discuss the importance of one of the Pacific’s most important bilateral relationships: the United States and Japan.

The Cable

Obama Finally Gets His Pacific Trade Deal

In a potentially massive win for the White House, negotiators agree on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


Australia’s Mr. China

Canberra's new prime minister has a plan to shake up the country's balancing act between the United States and China. And Washington might not like it.

Shadow Government

As America’s Rivalry with China Grows, Japan is Becoming a Better Ally

Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, who visits Washington this week, China has not been a revolutionary ideological superpower. But the country's explosive rise, ...

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