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?
With Oil Deal, Russia Pressures US on Iran
January 16, 2014
With Oil Deal, Russia Pressures US on Iran
The reported oil-for-goods agreement between Russia and Iran aims to force America’s hand on the nuclear talks.
With Oil Deal, Russia Pressures US on Iran
Indian Diplomat Leaves US After Being Indicted
January 10, 2014
Indian Diplomat Leaves US After Being Indicted
With Devyani Khobragade out of the country, can the U.S. and India move past the dispute?
Indian Diplomat Leaves US After Being Indicted
Yes, America Does Have a “China Strategy”
December 20, 2013
Yes, America Does Have a “China Strategy”
It's not that the U.S. lacks a China strategy, it's just that few understand or like the plan.
Yes, America Does Have a “China Strategy”
Interview: Francisco J. Sánchez
December 20, 2013
Interview: Francisco J. Sánchez
As China and the U.S. hold annual trade talks, we speak with the U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.
Interview: Francisco J. Sánchez
China’s Game of Chicken in the East China Sea
November 27, 2013
China’s Game of Chicken in the East China Sea
Leading from behind at a time when tensions are only mounting would be a tragic mistake.
China’s Game of Chicken in the East China Sea
Who Is Fighting China's War On Terror?
November 26, 2013
Who Is Fighting China's War On Terror?
China steps up its international counterterrorism efforts with the help of two unlikely allies: Pakistan and the U.S.
Who Is Fighting China's War On Terror?
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief