Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress
May 14, 2020
While other parts of the world struggle to manage the pandemic, East Asian leaders show dexterity and forward-thinking in recent pandemic responses and partnership summits.
Apr 07, 2020
As the epicenter of the outbreak shifts from China to Europe and beyond, China fights stigma with medical diplomacy, hoping to revamp its image and bolster its international standing.
Mar 21, 2020
Trump’s approach, the Great American Comeback, has seen some success domestically but has been rocky in the international scene. Given persistent and emerging global threats, America First should not necessarily mean America alone.
Feb 02, 2020
The death of Qassim Suleimani highlights the growing divide between the US and the Middle East at large, a divide which may create an opportunity for China to strengthen regional ties.
Jan 17, 2020
Beneath the surface of improving political ties lie persistent concerns over Chinese strategic investments in the Philippines.
Dec 11, 2019
US global calls to ban Huawei are falling flat. Even countries that recognized Huawei’s security vulnerabilities would not want to politicize what is supposed to be a technical or business judgment.
Dec 03, 2019
The US’ absence at the recent East Asia Summit sent a powerful message to Southeast Asia, a region whose massive population, stellar economic growth, and strategic location would make it a crucial theater. The US may be able to recover, but it must act swiftly – and soon.
Oct 30, 2019
The Xiangshan forum presented an opportunity to allay fears attendant to China’s rise. More importantly, it also displayed Beijing’s poise to play ever greater security roles.
Oct 08, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump’s address to the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly expressed to the world that the United States is pushing an increasingly nationalist agenda, much to the concern of many other nations. What are the implications of Trump’s message for the rest of the world?
Sep 02, 2019
The status of the conflict in the South China Sea has moved from concerning to critical, as reflected by the changing ASEAN rhetoric concerning the topic. The future of the South China Sea remains dependent on how China and other claimants proceed.