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February 21, 2020
U.S. Presidential Visits to India: Key Milestones in the U.S.-India Relationship

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On the eve of President Trump’s visit to India, our team has developed the slide deck linked below, which charts the history of the six prior U.S. Presidents to visit India since 1947. Over the past seven decades, these visits have played a vital role in shaping the trajectory of U.S.-India relations and cementing the people-to-people ties between our two countries.

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January 13, 2020
Press Release: The Asia Group Announces Opening of New Office in Hanoi and Addition of Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh as Senior Advisor

The Asia Group is proud to announce that it will be opening a new office in Hanoi and that it has appointed former Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Pham Quang Vinh as a Senior Advisor to support the firm’s innovative Vietnam practice.

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December 20, 2019
Senior Advisor Mark Linscott on the U.S.-India Trade Partnership in the Context of China

The Atlantic Council

The Trump administration believes it is now on a roll on trade, with deals last week on US-China and the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Another deal is close to conclusion with India on a modest package of outcomes to solve several high priority market access problems.

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December 6, 2019
Amb. Kurt Tong on What the United States Can - and Can't - Do to Help Preserve Hong Kong's Autonomy

Foreign Affairs

In the months after large-scale protests first broke out in Hong Kong last June, U.S. policy circles remained relatively quiet. Yet as demonstrations turned violent and rumors of a Beijing-directed crackdown spread, concern in Washington grew. Last week, President Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which arrived at his desk with veto-proof backing from both houses of Congress. The legislation gives the U.S. government a stronger mandate to adjust its legal stance toward Hong Kong, as well as offering renewed sanctions authorities and a clearer expression of where the United States stands on the city’s future.

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December 6, 2019
The Asia Group Announces Departure of Partner Brian Andrews

WASHINGTON, D.C. | December 6, 2019 — The Asia Group today announced that Brian Andrews, a Partner and member of the firm’s Executive Committee, is resigning in order to pursue a new professional opportunity. Starting December 16, Brian will join Audible, a division of Amazon based in New Jersey, to lead their international public policy effort. Audible is the world’s largest seller and producer of audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment.

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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.


Nobukatsu Kanehara

December 23, 2020
TAG Senior Advisor; Former Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary, Government of Japan
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