Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
July 26, 2014
Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
Despite the president’s statements, the reality appears much more complicated.
Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
How Far Can American Exceptionalism Go?
June 22, 2014
How Far Can American Exceptionalism Go?
U.S. hegemony appears to be in relative decline. How will it continue to lead on the global stage?
How Far Can American Exceptionalism Go?
When Abbott Met Obama
June 14, 2014
When Abbott Met Obama
In a White House meeting, the two leaders agree to expand US-Australia military cooperation.
When Abbott Met Obama
Australia’s US-China Balancing Act
June 14, 2014
Australia’s US-China Balancing Act
Australia's ability to walk a geopolitical tightrope was on display during Abbott's visit to DC.
Australia’s US-China Balancing Act
Fixing the U.S. Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific
June 12, 2014
Fixing the U.S. Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific
The rebalance is fundamentally flawed in its execution, but it is not too late to get it right.
Fixing the U.S. Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific
D-Day Validates Realism
June 06, 2014
D-Day Validates Realism
U.S. WWII policy in general, and the landing at Normandy in particular, were based on realist logic.
D-Day Validates Realism
Narendra Modi Will Visit Washington in September
June 05, 2014
Narendra Modi Will Visit Washington in September
Indian media report that Modi will visit the United States in September for a bilateral summit.
Narendra Modi Will Visit Washington in September
There’s No Obama Doctrine. Period.
June 02, 2014
There’s No Obama Doctrine. Period.
As his West Point speech reaffirmed, President Obama doesn’t have his own brand of foreign policy.
There’s No Obama Doctrine. Period.
Obama’s Nixon Doctrine
May 29, 2014
Obama’s Nixon Doctrine
President Obama’s speech in West Point reaffirmed his commitment to adopting the Guam Doctrine.
Obama’s Nixon Doctrine
Obama: 9,800 Troops to Remain in Afghanistan Post-2014
May 28, 2014
Obama: 9,800 Troops to Remain in Afghanistan Post-2014
The United States will keep just shy of 10,000 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014.
Obama: 9,800 Troops to Remain in Afghanistan Post-2014
Japan: Ask Not What America Will Do for You…
May 19, 2014
Japan: Ask Not What America Will Do for You…
Beyond reinterpreting the Constitution, Japan needs to do more to provide for its own defense.
Japan: Ask Not What America Will Do for You…
Obama’s Asia Trip: In Videos
May 03, 2014
Obama’s Asia Trip: In Videos
Watch President Obama's recent trip to Asia with stops in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Obama’s Asia Trip: In Videos
Obama Won’t Meet Anwar, But Susan Rice Will
April 26, 2014
Obama Won’t Meet Anwar, But Susan Rice Will
The US compromise will be likely to please nobody.
Obama Won’t Meet Anwar, But Susan Rice Will
The Crisis of Confidence in US Hegemony
April 25, 2014
The Crisis of Confidence in US Hegemony
New constraints on US power create their own risks for the international community.
The Crisis of Confidence in US Hegemony
Why Obama's Asia Tour Is Bad News for China
April 23, 2014
Why Obama's Asia Tour Is Bad News for China
Obama's trip to Asia will increase perceptions in Beijing that the U.S. seeks to contain China's rise.
Why Obama's Asia Tour Is Bad News for China
2 Ways Obama Can Strengthen the Pivot
April 22, 2014
2 Ways Obama Can Strengthen the Pivot
During Obama’s “great reassurance tour” in Asia this week, he should focus on the TPP and the status-quo.
2 Ways Obama Can Strengthen the Pivot
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