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Yun Sun quoted in The World Post on Chinese-North Korean Relations

China ordered ships laden with North Korean coal, the isolated nation’s most important export, to return home full this month after promising in February to suspend imports of the fuel for the rest of the year. -snip-

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Nate Olson, William Reinsch, and Yun Sun quoted in U.S. News & World Report on Trump and China

Senior government delegations led by U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping were initially tight-lipped about the results of their two-day meeting last week at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. -snip-

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Amanda Shaver and Emma Myers' Op-Ed in The Cipher Brief on China’s Maritime Strategy in North Korea

Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time. While the two agree on the need to strengthen cooperation between the U.S. and China, there are several agenda items that are likely to become contentious, not least of which is North Korea.

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Rachel Stohl's Op-Ed in The Cipher Brief on Trump's Drone Policy

Less than two months after taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to drone strikes appears to be taking shape.

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Alan Romberg's Op-Ed in South China Morning Post on Trump and Xi's Meeting

The Mar-a-Lago summit between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping ( 習近平 ) was long on generalities and atmospherics and short on specifics.

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Yun Sun quoted in The New York Times on Chinese Media on Trump's Syria Strikes

BEIJING — With President Xi Jinping safely out of the United States and no longer President Trump’s guest, China’s state-run media on Saturday was free to denounce the missile strike on Syria, which the American president told Mr. Xi about while they were finishing dinner. -snip-

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Sally Yozell's Op-Ed in The Cipher Brief on Fishing in Somalia

On March 13, desperate Somali fishermen hijacked the tanker Aris-13 off the coast of Puntland, in the northeast part of the country. This was the first such incident in almost five years – raising concerns over a return to piracy in the Horn of Africa.

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Nate Olson quoted in U.S. News & World Report on Using Trade Against North Korea

In his quest to make America great again, President Donald Trump on the campaign trail and in the Oval Office has fought to maintain the element of surprise. -snip-

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Jesse Marks' Op-Ed in The National Interest on Trump in Syria

In 2013, Obama’s red line in Syria following the regime’s use of chemical weapons failed to produce any real intervention.

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Aditi Gorur quoted in The Christian Science Monitor on Trump's Approach to UN Peacekeeping

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.—These days Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, and Sierra Leone may be stable countries of a quietly advancing West Africa, but two decades ago that was not the case.

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