Russia, US Conduct Nuclear Weapon Drills
May 14, 2014
Russia, US Conduct Nuclear Weapon Drills
Amid tensions over Ukraine, Russia and the U.S. are conducting nuclear exercises within days of each other.
Russia, US Conduct Nuclear Weapon Drills
The Perils of Island Warfare
May 13, 2014
The Perils of Island Warfare
It’s a lot easier to take an island than it is to hold on to it.
The Perils of Island Warfare
The Death Penalty: Cruel But Still Not Unusual
May 04, 2014
The Death Penalty: Cruel But Still Not Unusual
Executions in Taiwan and the U.S. this week underscore that capital punishment is alive and well.
The Death Penalty: Cruel But Still Not Unusual
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
US, Japan to Boost ASEAN Maritime Security
April 30, 2014
US, Japan to Boost ASEAN Maritime Security
Hidden in the U.S.-Japan joint statement was a pledge to help Southeast Asia enhance its maritime surveillance.
US, Japan to Boost ASEAN Maritime Security
The Midterm Elections and the Asia Pivot
April 22, 2014
The Midterm Elections and the Asia Pivot
The Republican Party taking the Senate in the 2014 elections could be a boon for the Asia Pivot.
The Midterm Elections and the Asia Pivot
Is an Asian NATO Possible?
April 17, 2014
Is an Asian NATO Possible?
A future NATO-like organization in Asia seems more likely than a European NATO seemed at the end of WWII.
Is an Asian NATO Possible?
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
China Draws ‘Red Line’ on US, Not North Korea
March 11, 2014
China Draws ‘Red Line’ on US, Not North Korea
Western media outlets reported this weekend that China’s FM Wang Yi drew a “red line” against Pyongyang. He didn’t.
China Draws ‘Red Line’ on US, Not North Korea
The US, Iran, and Nuclear Negotiations
February 27, 2014
The US, Iran, and Nuclear Negotiations
The Diplomat speaks with Dr. Trita Parsi about the recent round of negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran.
The US, Iran, and Nuclear Negotiations
Stand With Our Ally in Tokyo
February 18, 2014
Stand With Our Ally in Tokyo
For seven decades the US-Japan alliance has been the cornerstone of peace in Asia. Never has it been as vital as today.
Stand With Our Ally in Tokyo
US Asia Policy: Straight From the 1930s
February 12, 2014
US Asia Policy: Straight From the 1930s
U.S. policy to China today closely resembles the policy it pursed toward Japan… before Pearl Harbor
US Asia Policy: Straight From the 1930s
Does America Even Need a Strategy for Asia?
February 03, 2014
Does America Even Need a Strategy for Asia?
Defining ends and means is hard; aligning them is even more so. Still the benefits of a strategy outweigh the costs.
Does America Even Need a Strategy for Asia?
The US and China Are Right to Distrust Each Other
February 03, 2014
The US and China Are Right to Distrust Each Other
Trust is a rare commodity in international politics, and Beijing and Washington aren’t likely to be an exception.
The US and China Are Right to Distrust Each Other
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?
America’s Relative Decline: Should We Panic?
January 24, 2014
America’s Relative Decline: Should We Panic?
The end of the unipolar era will create new dangers that the world mustn’t overlook.
America’s Relative Decline: Should We Panic?
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