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China Continues to Block Taiwan in the International Arena
May 18, 2017
China Continues to Block Taiwan in the International Arena
Chinese pressure successfully bars Taiwan from joining the World Health Assembly.
China Continues to Block Taiwan in the International Arena
Trump and the South China Sea: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason
May 16, 2017
Trump and the South China Sea: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason
Trump's pause in FONOPs gives the U.S. and China breathing room to resolve disagreements.
Trump and the South China Sea: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason
Americans Need to Get Used to North Korean Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles
May 16, 2017
Americans Need to Get Used to North Korean Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles
The United States would do well to start dealing with North Korea as if it was already in possession of an ICBM.
Americans Need to Get Used to North Korean Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles
Is Japan Truly a Powerful Country?
May 13, 2017
Is Japan Truly a Powerful Country?
Japan's true power can only emerge if other countries, including the United States, require it.
Is Japan Truly a Powerful Country?
China Should Stop Deflecting on North Korea
May 13, 2017
China Should Stop Deflecting on North Korea
China must square up to its responsibility in the North Korea nuclear crisis.
China Should Stop Deflecting on North Korea
Countering North Korea's Hostage Diplomacy
May 12, 2017
Countering North Korea's Hostage Diplomacy
Tourism in North Korea not only funds the regime, it also provides useful leverage in the form of arrested tourists.
Countering North Korea's Hostage Diplomacy
Ahok Is in Jail. Where Does Indonesia Go From Here?
May 12, 2017
Ahok Is in Jail. Where Does Indonesia Go From Here?
"Indonesia’s pluralism isn’t simply in peril, it is on life support."
Ahok Is in Jail. Where Does Indonesia Go From Here?
The Day After: China Edition
May 11, 2017
The Day After: China Edition
Say the U.S. emerges as the victor in a war with China. What comes next?
The Day After: China Edition
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
May 11, 2017
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
Though Beijing has made inroads in addressing some concerns, the true structural challenges for the initiative remain. 
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
No, South Korea's New President Is Not 'Anti-American'
May 10, 2017
No, South Korea's New President Is Not 'Anti-American'
South Korea's new president may seek more independence within the alliance, but he's not anti-American.
No, South Korea's New President Is Not 'Anti-American'
Abe 'Scraps' Japan's Defense Spending Cap: Less Than Meets the Eye
May 09, 2017
Abe 'Scraps' Japan's Defense Spending Cap: Less Than Meets the Eye
There are solid practical reasons why Japan won't be hiking its defense spending any time soon.
Abe 'Scraps' Japan's Defense Spending Cap: Less Than Meets the Eye
Globalization with Chinese Characteristics: A New International Standard?
May 09, 2017
Globalization with Chinese Characteristics: A New International Standard?
As the US focuses inward, China promotes its own take on globalization.
Globalization with Chinese Characteristics: A New International Standard?
China Probes the Limits of Trump's Transactional Deal-Making Approach to Foreign Affairs
May 08, 2017
China Probes the Limits of Trump's Transactional Deal-Making Approach to Foreign Affairs
Did China ask Trump to sack the commander of U.S. Pacific Command?
China Probes the Limits of Trump's Transactional Deal-Making Approach to Foreign Affairs
How Can China Convince India to Sign Up for 'One Belt, One Road'?
May 05, 2017
How Can China Convince India to Sign Up for 'One Belt, One Road'?
New Delhi has its concerns with OBOR. Are they entirely insurmountable?
How Can China Convince India to Sign Up for 'One Belt, One Road'?
Presidential Elections Put France’s Influence in the Asia-Pacific At Risk
May 04, 2017
Presidential Elections Put France’s Influence in the Asia-Pacific At Risk
Why the French elections will be important for the Asia Pacific region as a whole.
Presidential Elections Put France’s Influence in the Asia-Pacific At Risk
Could ‘Strategic Impatience’ Toward North Korea Be A Rational Policy?
May 02, 2017
Could ‘Strategic Impatience’ Toward North Korea Be A Rational Policy?
Four steps to make "strategic impatience" a workable reality.
Could ‘Strategic Impatience’ Toward North Korea Be A Rational Policy?
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