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After the Call: Does Taiwan Have a Plan for the Trump Years?
December 05, 2016
After the Call: Does Taiwan Have a Plan for the Trump Years?
What is Taiwan looking for from Donald Trump?
After the Call: Does Taiwan Have a Plan for the Trump Years?
Wheels Up! Has Obama Really Pivoted to Asia?
July 23, 2013
Wheels Up! Has Obama Really Pivoted to Asia?
At least when measured by the time senior U.S. officials are spending in Asia, the pivot is real.
Wheels Up! Has Obama Really Pivoted to Asia?
Romney's 'Pivot' ...to George W. Bush?
October 11, 2012
Romney's 'Pivot' ...to George W. Bush?
With proposals to expand the U.S. military, a strong focus on the Middle East, while simultaneously lowering taxes – all seem like moves from a former President’s playbook.
Romney's 'Pivot' ...to George W. Bush?
Bush and Cheney on Trial
May 15, 2012
Bush and Cheney on Trial
The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal accuses George W. Bush and Dick Cheney of war crimes. They are serious accusations, but this isn’t a serious court.
Bush and Cheney on Trial
U.S. Wrong on India’s Iran Policy
March 19, 2012
U.S. Wrong on India’s Iran Policy
India has been criticized for not doing enough to pressure Iran. But Delhi has sound economic and domestic reasons for what it’s doing.
U.S. Wrong on India’s Iran Policy
Why China, India Clash
March 09, 2012
Why China, India Clash
Tensions between India and China are about more than specific bilateral disputes. Expect more to come.
Why China, India Clash
India Lets U.S. Down on Iran
February 20, 2012
India Lets U.S. Down on Iran
India’s decision to walk out of step with the international community on Iran isn’t just a slap in the face for the U.S. – it raises questions about its ability to lead.
India Lets U.S. Down on Iran
Does U.S. Need Grand Strategy?
January 26, 2012
Does U.S. Need Grand Strategy?
A grand strategy might be good for headlines, but the days of railing against an “Evil Empire” are behind us.
Does U.S. Need Grand Strategy?
The Failed State Label
January 23, 2012
The Failed State Label
Do states described as “failed” care about being handed the label? Afghan President Hamid Karzai certainly did.
The Failed State Label
Are China and US Destined to Clash?
August 01, 2011
Are China and US Destined to Clash?
August 1 is Army Day in China. Recent improvements in Sino-US military ties are welcome, but conflicting interests mean tensions might still be inevitable.
Are China and US Destined to Clash?
A Curious US Nuclear Policy
June 13, 2011
A Curious US Nuclear Policy
A new consortium aimed at aiding non-proliferation efforts is all well and good. But is the US making things too complex?
A Curious US Nuclear Policy
Why China Needed Bin Laden
May 26, 2011
Why China Needed Bin Laden
September 11 distracted the United States from China’s rise. Without the attacks, China wouldn’t be where it is today, says Frank Ching.
Why China Needed Bin Laden
Getting Protocol Right for Hu
January 20, 2011
Getting Protocol Right for Hu
Will the Obama White House manage to avoid the embarrassing gaffes of his predecessor’s hosting of Hu Jintao?
Getting Protocol Right for Hu
Obama: No Santa Claus for India
November 05, 2010
Obama: No Santa Claus for India
India and the US have a long wish list to discuss when Barack Obama arrives this weekend.
Obama: No Santa Claus for India
When Is a Terrorist a Terrorist?
October 28, 2010
When Is a Terrorist a Terrorist?
‘War on terror’ was a flawed term from the start. But Asian governments, too, are willing to play politics with terrorism.
When Is a Terrorist a Terrorist?
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