Potentially divided U.S. Congress to remain united on at least one issue: China - The Japan Times

Thursday, November 10, 2022

News Type: USIP in the News

Although the balance of power in the U.S. Congress is still up for grabs, the midterm results are unlikely to alter the general direction of Washington’s tough stance toward China. That said, what’s shaping up to be a Republican-led House of Representatives is likely to ramp up the pressure on U.S. President Joe Biden to double down on...

Democracy & Governance

US ups N.Korea pressure but fears no end to headache - AFP

Saturday, November 5, 2022

News Type: USIP in the News

As North Korea fires a blitz of missiles, the United States is sticking to a mixture of pressure and offers of dialogue but US policymakers are resigned that little they do is likely to change Pyongyang's course. Eager to avoid another global crisis alongside Russia's invasion of Ukraine, President Joe Biden's administration has focused ...

Global Policy

China's message to US: Ties with Pakistan ‘none of your business’ - Dawn

Friday, November 4, 2022

News Type: USIP in the News

The Chinese feel that the United States should not urge China and Pakistan to renegotiate Beijing’s debt and should not ‘bad mouth’ the Pakistan-China relationship, according to the director of the China programme at the Stimson Centre. Speaking at a two-day seminar on US-Pakistan relations, Chinese foreign...

Global Policy

Russia turns to North Korea for military artillery in Ukraine invasion - Sinclair Media

Thursday, November 3, 2022

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Russia is continuing to be forced to rely on other nations with international pariah status to help supply its troops and continue its invasion of Ukraine. The White House said Wednesday that North Korea has covertly sent a “significant number” of artillery shells to Russia to help support its war. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told....

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Why Biden isn’t changing course on North Korea - POLITICO

Thursday, November 3, 2022

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President Joe Biden’s strategy for North Korea isn’t getting traction in Pyongyang. But it’s unclear any other approach would prove more successful. U.S. officials have said they would meet with their North Korean counterparts anywhere, including in Pyongyang — and without preconditions — to talk through a slew of nuclear and...

Global Policy

North Korea unleashes barrage of missiles amid speculation about a 7th nuclear test - Radio Free Asia

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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North Korea unleashed nearly 30 missiles over two days, ratcheting up tensions on the Korean peninsula amid growing speculation that Pyongyang may conduct its seventh nuclear test in the near future. After launching 23 missiles on Wednesday – including one that crossed a disputed maritime border for the first time – North Korea fired six more on Thursday, including a long-range inter-continental ballistic missile, the South Korean military...

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

‘I was a slave’: Up to 100,000 held captive by Chinese cybercriminals in Cambodia - Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

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The hustle started like it often does, with a post on Facebook promising job seekers generously paid customer service positions in Cambodia, no experience necessary. Soraton Charehkphunpol, a Thai cook scraping by in a restaurant in Bangkok, couldn’t resist the offer to earn more than double his $470 monthly salary. Late one evening...

Human Rights