Iain Marlow, Bloomberg

Iain Marlow

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Past:
  • Washington Post
  • Cashay
  • BQ Prime
  • The Globe and Mail

Recent articles by Iain:

Biden Says He Doesn’t See ‘Imminent’ Threat of Taiwan Attack

President Joe Biden said that he doesn’t believe Chinese President Xi Jinping plans an “imminent” attack on Taiwan, after a highly anticipated in-person meeting intended to stabilize a deteriorating relationship between the countries. → Read More

US to Brief Taiwan on Outcome of Biden-Xi Meeting, Sullivan Says

President Joe Biden’s top national security aide said the US will brief Taiwanese officials on the president’s upcoming meeting with China’s Xi Jinping and expressed confidence that Taipei would feel secure about its support from the US. → Read More

Musk Tweets Complicate US Diplomacy From Ukraine to Taiwan

Elon Musk often wields his Twitter account as a weapon -- threatening to back out of his deal to buy Twitter or insulting President Joe Biden as a damp sock puppet “in human form.” → Read More

UN Latest: Scholz, Macron, Erdogan to Address General Assembly

World leaders will have a chance to meet in person as the United Nations General Assembly kicks off this week. The war in Ukraine will be a key theme of the diplomatic gathering, which takes place right after the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. → Read More

Japan Envoy Warns of a ‘Sinister Period’ of Tension Over Taiwan

The US and allies must balance sending a clear message to China over Taiwan with the need to avoid escalation as Asia enters a “sinister period” of tensions, Japan’s top envoy to the US said. → Read More

Why US Sees Saudi Arabia Again as Partner, Not Pariah

For more than seven decades, despite stark differences on matters such as human rights and the Arab-Israeli conflict, the US and Saudi Arabia maintained a close alliance based on an exchange of security for oil. During Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign he said he’d end the amity, vowing to make Saudi Arabia a global “pariah” over the 2018 murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents… → Read More

US Hits China for Oppressing Religion in Xinjiang, Hong Kong

The US condemned China’s policies toward religious minorities, including the mass internment of Muslims in the Xinjiang region and a crackdown on religious members of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, in a new report underscoring the human rights divide between the two nations. → Read More

Blinken to Deliver Long-Awaited China Speech as Tensions Persist

More than 16 months into President Joe Biden’s tenure, Secretary of State Antony Blinken will deliver a long-awaited speech outlining US strategy toward China. → Read More

What Is the ‘Quad’ and Should China Fear It?

As the White House tries to demonstrate that the war in Ukraine hasn’t distracted America from pressing priorities in Asia, the Biden administration is once again looking to “the Quad.” The informal grouping brings together the US, Japan, India and Australia in an alliance of democracies with shared economic and security interests that span the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The point is to maintain… → Read More

What Is the ‘Quad’ and Should China Fear It?: QuickTake

As the White House tries to demonstrate that the war in Ukraine hasn’t distracted America from pressing priorities in Asia, the Biden administration is once again looking to “the Quad.” The informal grouping brings together the US, Japan, India and Australia in an alliance of democracies with shared economic and security interests that span the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The point is to maintain… → Read More

What Is the ‘Quad’ and Should China Fear It?

As the White House tries to demonstrate that the war in Ukraine hasn’t distracted America from pressing priorities in Asia, the Biden administration is once again looking to “the Quad.” The informal grouping brings together the US, Japan, India and Australia in an alliance of democracies with shared economic and security interests that span the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The point is to maintain… → Read More

What Is the ‘Quad’ and Should China Fear It?

As the White House tries to demonstrate that the war in Ukraine hasn’t distracted America from pressing priorities in Asia, the Biden administration is once again looking to “the Quad.” The informal grouping brings together the US, Japan, India and Australia in an alliance of democracies with shared economic and security interests that span the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The point is to maintain… → Read More

Taiwan’s Army Learning Lessons from Ukraine War, US General Says

America’s intelligence community will engage with Taiwan’s military and political leadership about the lessons that can be drawn from Russia’s faltering war in Ukraine for the island’s defense in the event of a Chinese attack, a top US spy chief said. → Read More

Hong Kong’s Completely Avoidable Covid Catastrophe

The city kept the pandemic at bay for two years. Why didn’t it take measures that would help in an inevitable outbreak—like an all-out campaign to vaccinate the elderly? → Read More

Hong Kong to Mass Test Whole City for Covid With Beijing’s Help

Hong Kong is planning a testing blitz of the entire city, deploying a tactic used to root out Covid-19 cases on the mainland as the financial hub struggles to get control over its most challenging outbreak of the pandemic. → Read More

North Korea Confirms Four Missile Launches as Barrage Continues

North Korea says it tested four missiles this week to boost deterrence against its foes and pledged to keep developing more powerful warheads, a state media report said, as Pyongyang continues to fire off one of the biggest barrages since Kim Jong Un took power a decade ago. → Read More

China Offers Hong Kong Testing Help as Covid Outbreak Spreads

China has offered Hong Kong help to ramp-up a mass-testing blitz to stem an omicron outbreak in the financial hub, the city’s leader said, adding that broader lockdowns were not yet necessary. → Read More

Why No Major World Power Wants Asean to Split Up Over Myanmar

As the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations grapples with its biggest rift in years over how to treat Myanmar’s military regime, one thing is clear: Nobody actually wants the bloc to expel the generals. → Read More

Kim Jong Un’s New Hypersonic Missiles Show He Can Hit U.S. Back

Just before dawn Tuesday, Kim Jong Un watched as a hypersonic missile took flight, “leaving behind it a column of fire,” and adding a new weapon in his arsenal that could potentially slip past U.S. defenses and deliver a nuclear bomb. → Read More

North Korea May Have Fired Another Ballistic Missile, Japan Says

North Korea may have fired a ballistic missile, the Japanese Coast Guard said on Tuesday morning. → Read More