Russia’s Elusive Quest for Influence in Asia
May 20, 2014
Russia’s Elusive Quest for Influence in Asia
Putin arrives in Shanghai desperate to reorient Russia’s Asia policy amid tensions with the West and China’s rise.
Russia’s Elusive Quest for Influence in Asia
Why America Can’t Contain China
May 03, 2014
Why America Can’t Contain China
Despite Beijing’s concerns, the U.S. couldn’t contain China even if it wanted to.
Why America Can’t Contain China
The Missing Ingredient for an Asian NATO
April 24, 2014
The Missing Ingredient for an Asian NATO
An Asian NATO won't be possible for some time without a change in how states conceptualize their security needs.
The Missing Ingredient for an Asian NATO
Sorry, China Isn’t Winning in Ukraine
April 03, 2014
Sorry, China Isn’t Winning in Ukraine
The argument that the Ukraine crisis presents a huge opportunity for Beijing is critically flawed.
Sorry, China Isn’t Winning in Ukraine
Indian Foreign Policy: The Cold War Lingers
March 24, 2014
Indian Foreign Policy: The Cold War Lingers
India’s support for Russia during the Crimea crisis should be a wake-up call for Washington.
Indian Foreign Policy: The Cold War Lingers
Cold War Structures and Tectonic Shifts
February 12, 2014
Cold War Structures and Tectonic Shifts
Longstanding U.S. commitments to East Asia complicate an already complex region.
Cold War Structures and Tectonic Shifts
US-China Rivalry More Dangerous Than Cold War?
January 28, 2014
US-China Rivalry More Dangerous Than Cold War?
Mearsheimer says a war between the US and China will be more likely than a US-Soviet one was during the Cold War.
US-China Rivalry More Dangerous Than Cold War?
The New Cold War: China vs Japan
January 25, 2014
The New Cold War: China vs Japan
China and Japan's war of the words reveals a larger struggle for regional influence akin to a mini Cold War.
The New Cold War: China vs Japan
The Senkaku Islands as Cold War Berlin
December 17, 2013
The Senkaku Islands as Cold War Berlin
Despite important differences, the East China Sea dispute in many ways mirrors the Berlin question.
The Senkaku Islands as Cold War Berlin
Russia as a U.S.-China Battleground State
November 20, 2013
Russia as a U.S.-China Battleground State
The strategic triangle from the Cold War is returning. Only this time, Russia is the prize.
Russia as a U.S.-China Battleground State
Does China Want a Cold War?
November 05, 2013
Does China Want a Cold War?
A new video by PLA generals suggest that some in the CCP are eager for a Cold War with Washington.
Does China Want a Cold War?
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love a German Arms Race
October 31, 2013
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love a German Arms Race
Halloween or not, The Naval Diplomat is not scared of a German arms race. Quite the opposite in fact.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love a German Arms Race
The International Causes of America’s Political Dysfunction
October 05, 2013
The International Causes of America’s Political Dysfunction
US political dysfunction partly reflects the fact that it doesn’t have an enemy or peer competitor to unify around.
The International Causes of America’s Political Dysfunction
Why China Misses the Unipolar Moment
September 17, 2013
Why China Misses the Unipolar Moment
For Beijing, Syria shows the perils of not having a global hegemon to rely on.
Why China Misses the Unipolar Moment
Putin’s Russia: The Pretend Great Power
August 30, 2013
Putin’s Russia: The Pretend Great Power
Putin has tried to portray Russia as having re-emerged as a great power. As Syria reveals, this is a façade.
Putin’s Russia: The Pretend Great Power
Why Asia Should Welcome a US-China Cold War
August 08, 2013
Why Asia Should Welcome a US-China Cold War
“Smaller Asian countries would be the primary benefactors of a more acute U.S.-China strategic rivalry.”
Why Asia Should Welcome a US-China Cold War
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