Danny Russel interviewed in NPR The World: Latest Edition: “Public Health Experts Push to End an Unfair Border Policy”

"H&M faces calls for a boycott in China after the company spoke out about Uyghur human rights abuses and concerns over forced labor in the production of cotton in Xinjiang province." This NPR The World: Latest Edition episode features Danny Russel, whose interview begins at the 28:30 mark. Listen to the full interview here: Full Interview

2021-03-25T00:00:29-04:00March 25, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Danny Russel quoted in Nikkei article, “China Marks 120-Year Comeback With Fireworks in Alaska”

"The Asia Society's Daniel Russel praised the Biden administration's strategy for meeting allies first and creating a position of strength before sitting down with the Chinese. 'The U.S. is not willing to stay quiet about behavior by China that threatens regional stability, or that violates global norms, in exchange for Chinese cooperation on climate change or on COVID-19,' Russel said…'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-03-21T02:00:39-04:00March 21, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Danny Russel quoted in The Washington Post article, “Biden Administration Begins First Faceoff With China Amid Worsening Relations”

"'Among the factors that drive the administration’s messaging is not wanting to expose a flank and invite criticism of being appeasing to Beijing,' said Danny Russel, a vice president at the Asia Society Policy Institute and a former career diplomat. 'They are disabusing people of the expectation that this is going to produce some solutions or even negotiations. But it’s an opportunity to lay our priorities and level-set…'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-03-18T19:40:57-04:00March 18, 2021|News|

Danny Russel quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, “Hitting Nerve With Kim Jong Un Regime Takes Just a Few Words”

"When nuclear talks with Washington and Pyongyang unfolded in the early 1990s, U.S. negotiators saw the language of reciprocity as a mild concession to a small, yet proud country that sought more equal terms in any deal, said Daniel Russel, the former top State Department official for Asia during the Obama administration, who was involved in those talks…" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-03-18T12:27:01-04:00March 18, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Danny Russel quoted in Politico article, “China and U.S. Appear Set for a Frosty Alaska Summit”

"'The Biden team has focused on getting into position and getting the sequence right in their engagement with China,' said Danny Russel, who served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs under former President Barack Obama. 'Obviously, the fact that they’re holding this meeting literally on the heels of alliance consultations in Tokyo and Seoul is no accident…'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-03-16T19:40:57-04:00March 16, 2021|News|

Danny Russel writes in The Diplomat: “Quad Leaders Have Put Forward a Plan, Not a Promise”

"With the announcement of an ambitious vaccine initiative for Southeast Asia on March 12, the 'Quad' has in a sense come full circle. The 'Quadrilateral Security Dialogue' among four major democratic nations in the Indo-Pacific – Australia, India, Japan, and the United States – had its inception in tragedy as a 'core group' coordinating relief efforts in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami that killed nearly a quarter million people. So the combined effort by the four countries to again [...]

2021-03-16T00:00:19-04:00March 16, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Danny Russel writes in The Japan Times: “Why Biden’s Foreign Policy Should Matter to the American People”

"U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken made a plain-language, lucid pitch to the American people on March 3 that explained the Biden administration’s major goals and guiding principles in international affairs. The speech laid the groundwork for the release later in the day of a White House preliminary strategy paper on national security that delves deeply into the issues, challenges and new administration’s priorities…" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-03-15T00:00:30-04:00March 15, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Danny Russel quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald article, “Australia Joins US Vaccine Push to Show China Isn’t ‘Only Game in Town’”

"The Biden administration is moving quickly to reinforce the strategic importance of the Quad - a security alliance between the US, Australia, India and Japan - starting by distributing vaccines across the Asia-Pacific… "'China’s dramatic rise and assertive behaviour has brought home the realisation for these four countries that they will benefit from a co-ordinated agenda to shape and influence regional trends and global governance,' Russel, a vice president at the Asia Society Policy Institute, said…" Read the full article here: Full [...]

2021-03-07T01:00:06-05:00March 7, 2021|Economy & Trade|

Danny Russel quoted in The Associated Press article, “Biden Brings No Relief to Tensions Between US and China”

"'They are restraining themselves from the normal syndrome of a new administration running into problem-solving with China,' said Danny Russel, who was assistant secretary of state for Asia during the Obama administration and is now vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute. "Russel said Biden is 'sending out messages that have the effect of showing he’s not soft on China, that he’s not a patsy for China, that he isn’t so desperate for a breakthrough on climate change that he’s going [...]

2021-03-03T00:00:53-05:00March 3, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|
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