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Emerging Global Challenges

The rise of China and their evolving relationship with states around the globe had profound implications on U.S. foreign policy. Stimson experts provide insight into how the U.S. "pivot" to Asia impacts foreign policy priorities around the globe.


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Current Research

December 21, 2017 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

By Sameer Lalwani and Liv Dowling   READ MORE

September 20, 2017 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani , EXPERT: Travis Wheeler

“Southern (Dis)Comfort” is a special series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center that seeks to unpack the dynamics of intensifying competition—military, economic, diplomatic—in Southern Asia, principally among China, India, Pakistan, and the United States. READ MORE

August 30, 2017 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani , EXPERT: Travis Wheeler

Though comparatively unnoticed in Washington policymaking circles, “Southern Asia” and the broader Indian Ocean region form one of the most competitive strategic environments in the world. This article is the first installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort),” a series organized with the Stimson Center’s South Asia Program to unpack the range of competitive dynamics in Southern Asia today. READ MORE

May 12, 2017 | EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

Almost 30 heads of state will gather in Beijing this weekend for the “Belt and Road” Forum, the annual conference about the Chinese mega-project to build highways and railroads to the farthest p READ MORE

September 28, 2016 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

By Rachel Stohl and Max Estevao: READ MORE

June 24, 2016 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

1. Japan will head to the polls in July. What will the Upper House election mean for the Abe government, and what issues will be driving voters? READ MORE

June 1, 2016 | EXPERT: Alan D. Romberg

President Obama's current trip to East Asia was organized around the G-7 meeting in Japan that is currently underway. But some of the most consequential developments center around his other activities. READ MORE

July 16, 2015 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On July 16, Japan’s House of Representatives (Lower House) passed a legislative package that is critical for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s national security agenda. The bill now goes to its House of Councillors (Upper House) for consideration and vote. READ MORE

June 18, 2015 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines visited Japan from June 2-5. During his visit, he attended a dinner hosted by Emperor Akihito, delivered a speech at the Japanese Diet, and met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet. READ MORE

April 23, 2015 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the United States from April 26 to May 3. In addition to visiting Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Abe will stay in Washington, D.C., from April 27 to 29.  READ MORE

April 16, 2015 | EXPERT: Hana Rudolph , EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

The Asia-Pacific region is undergoing dynamic power shifts and witnessing new and emerging security threats. In the midst of this dynamic, the United States has realized the potential for “mini-lateral” security cooperation, which complements the existing security arrangements in the region. READ MORE

March 10, 2015 | EXPERT: Hana Rudolph , EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

In February 2013, two months after his inauguration, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared in Washington, DC, “Japan is not, and never will be, a tier-two country. READ MORE

February 23, 2015 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On Feb. 6, U.S. President Barack Obama issued his administration’s second National Security Strategy. The document was released without much fanfare — after all, a strategy document by the U.S. administration that is halfway into its second (and last) term is hardly a headline-maker. READ MORE

November 15, 2014 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On November 10, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Chinese President Xi Jinping met at the sideline of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Beijing. READ MORE

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