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With the presidential elections in the U.S. scheduled for Nov. 4, the candidates’ views of relations with Asia are of great interest to the foreign policy community in the U.S. and throughout Asia. In an effort to provide some insight into the policies of Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama, we have surveyed both campaigns’ statements to answer a series of questions regarding their Asia policy stances as the basis of this quarter’s Occasional Analysis.

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The Diplomat: Sukhoi Superjet Delivery Spotlights Russia-Thailand Military Cooperation

The importance of military equipment sales in Russia-Thailand relations.

The Diplomat: Sukhoi Superjet Delivery Spotlights Russia-Thailand Military Cooperation

The importance of military equipment sales in Russia-Thailand relations.

RSiS: India’s Indo-Pacific Embrace

Outlining India’s vision for an Indo-Pacific strategy.

The Interpreter: US-China trade: joke’s over

Recognizing the serious implications of the growing likelihood of a trade war between China and the US.

The Diplomat: Vietnam Mass Protests Expose Hanoi’s China Dilemma

Vietnam challenged by it relations with China. How does it take advantage of economic cooperation while preserving sovereignty?

The Diplomat: Japan First? Tokyo Welcomes Malaysia’s Repositioning on China

Is Malaysia becoming a new focal point for competition between China and Japan in Southeast Asia?

The Diplomat: Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Denuclearize North Korea

Five reasons why Korean denuclearization will be nearly impossible to achieve in the near future.

The Atlantic: Here’s What Trump Actually Achieved With North Korea

Uri Freidman makes the optimist case for why the Trump-Kim summit was successful.

The Diplomat: Why China’s New Cambodia Military Boost Matters

The growing importance of military assistance in China-Cambodia relations.

The Cipher Brief: How Journalists Pin Down the President

Trump’s responses to human rights in North Korea during his post summit exchange with reporters show an interesting pattern.