Politics & Security


US Joins Multilateral Maritime Anti-Piracy Agency

by Jonathan Gordon
The United States recently became the 20th member of the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery (ReCAAP), a comprehensive regional maritime anti-piracy agreement.

Asian American Voter Turnout Trends

by Olivia Waring
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a potentially influential yet largely ignored segment of the voting public.

The Case for an ASEAN Caucus in the US Congress

by Asad Latif
Only 26% of Congress members pay close attention to ASEAN in spite of its impact on the American economy. A Congressional Caucus would provide a focused, consistent and continuous forum for interaction between American legislators and ASEAN officials.

Secretary Kerry Addresses Sustainability and Security During Asia Trip

by Sarah Wang
Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry made his sixth trip to Asia since taking office, and traveled to Myanmar, Australia, the Solomon Islands and Hawai‘i. Throughout the trip Secretary Kerry reiterated the importance of ASEAN as “fundamental to being able to...

US Should Help Vietnam Counter China’s Coercion

by Patrick Cronin
Patrick M. Cronin, Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, explains that "China's tailored coercion is aimed not just at its neighbors but also at the United States."