March 8, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 8, 2018) – The Asia Group announced today the launch of Tea Leaves, a new podcast that will focus on the current affairs, foreign policy, business, and arts of Asia. The podcasts’ hosts, Dr. Kurt M. Campbell and Ambassador Richard Verma, will lead a series of revealing interviews with policymakers, business leaders, journalists, and artists exploring the most dynamic and consequential region in the world.Continue Reading
February 13, 2018
The United States has always had an outsize sense of its ability to determine China’s course. Again and again, its ambitions have come up short. After World War II, George Marshall, the U.S. special envoy to China, hoped to broker a peace between the Nationalists and Communists in the Chinese Civil War. During the Korean War, the Truman administration thought it could dissuade Mao Zedong’s troops from crossing the Yalu River. The Johnson administration believed Beijing would ultimately circumscribe its involvement in Vietnam. In each instance, Chinese realities upset American expectations.Continue Reading
February 11, 2018
Vice Chairman Ambassador Rich Verma and Ambassador Nirupama Rao on How Smart Diplomacy is the Key to U.S.-India Relations
The Indian Express
Ex-India ambassador to US Nirupama Rao and former US ambassador to India Richard Verma talk about the rise of China and ways to get it to “play by the rules”, reflect on the “shifting” role of US, discuss the next steps in India-US ties after the civil nuclear deal, and underline the need for job creation, inclusive economics.Continue Reading
February 8, 2018
The Straits Times
One of China’s greatest contributions to global strategy has been the ability to turn the building of roads and infrastructure into metrics of national power and global influence.
To Beijing’s credit, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a brilliant diplomatic and strategic marketing tool for China Inc.
China, with much fanfare in the developing world, is doing what no other power has accomplished, perhaps since president Dwight Eisenhower’s United States in the post-World War II environment – namely, the ability to integrate various tools of national power, from commerce and finance to diplomacy and military.Continue Reading
January 29, 2018
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The McCain Institute for International Leadership today announced its 2018 Kissinger Fellow, Kurt Campbell. His one-year fellowship begins tonight at an annual dinner in New York City with Dr. Henry Kissinger, the McCain Institute’s cohort of next generation leaders, and other notables.Continue Reading
Insights from the Region
Our elite team of in-country Senior Advisors share their take on the latest developments in the dynamic Indo-Pacific region.
In terms of Japan’s national security, how to face and engage China is the most important strategic problem for Tokyo. China has changed its course, and President Xi seems to be turning away from the West.