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Gordon Adams quoted in Defense News on possibility of Mattis as Defense Secretary

SIMI VALLEY, California — Congressional Republicans may move to speedily confirm former US Marine Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary despite complaints his appointment upsets the balance of civil-military power in US foreign-policy institutions. 

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Alan Romberg quoted in CNN on Trump's call with Taiwan's president

It's weeks before the United States' next president takes office, but already Donald Trump is raising eyebrows among China-watchers after his phone call with Taiwan's president.

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Alan Romberg quoted in Radio Taiwan International on Trump's call with Taiwan's president

A few weeks after quasi-president Trump's inauguration, he telephoned President Chua Eng-wen of the Republic of China to raise eyebrows on mainland Chinese observers. Some experts say that this act is contrary to diplomatic etiquette. -snip-

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Alan Romberg quoted in Focus Taiwan on Tsai-Trump phone call

A former deputy spokesman for the U.S. Department of State, Alan D. Romberg, has called a phone conversation between President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump a success as long as it did not signal a shift in U.S. policy.

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Yun Sun quoted in South China Morning Post on Chinese immigrants and Myanmar

Huang Yanling’s grandparents had thought they could never return home to China when they sought asylum in Myanmar almost six decades ago.

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Yun Sun quoted in The Straits Times on Trump's Taiwan call

United States President-elect Donald Trump is "well aware" of what the US stance has been on Taiwan and is "not trying to make policy or make waves", his adviser Kellyanne Conway said after he broke with decades of American foreign policy to speak with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.

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Sangbo Park op-ed in The Diplomat on US-Japan-South Korea relations

With the election of Donald Trump, people have been raising questions about the future of U.S. alliances in Northeast Asia. The prospect of trilateral cooperation among the United States, Japan, and South Korea, which the three countries had agreed to in 2010, has become particularly uncertain.

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Gordon Adams quoted in Politico on Trump's selection of generals for foreign and security policy positions

Donald Trump is enlisting generals for the upper ranks of his administration to a degree uncommon in modern politics — and that has some lawmakers, diplomats and former national security officials worried that the president-elect will be relying too heavily on military leaders to shape foreign an

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Gordon Adams op-ed in Foreign Policy on Trump pick Gen. Mattis

In the 1990s, during Bill Clinton’s second term, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (A), National Security Advisor Sandy Berger (B), and Secretary of Defense William Cohen (C) would meet weekly for what was called the “ABC lunch.” When the rest of us minions gathered in the White House Situati

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Johanna Mendelson Forman quoted in Quartz on the death of the creator of General Tso's chicken

Peng Chang-kuei (彭長貴), who created General Tso’s Chicken, one of the US’s most famous mystery dishes, died in Taipei this week (Nov. 30) following a bout of pneumonia at the age of 98, according to Taiwanese media reports. -snip-

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