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What Would a Pluralist US Asia Policy Look Like?
December 31, 2019

What Would a Pluralist US Asia Policy Look Like?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While the concept may help soothe worries of a bipolar framing of U.S.-China rivalry, whether it can be put into practice remains to be seen.

End the INF Treaty, But Don't Set Aside Arms Control Altogether in Asia
November 12, 2018

End the INF Treaty, But Don't Set Aside Arms Control Altogether in Asia

By Robert Farley
The INF Treaty may no longer suit U.S. interests, but that doesn't mean arms control has no place in Asia.
Graham Allison on the 'Thucydides Trap'
July 29, 2017

Graham Allison on the 'Thucydides Trap'

By Shannon Tiezzi
“If leaders just keep doing what they have been doing... the odds that they stumble to war seem to me greater than even.”

The Shangri-La Dialogue: Lots of Talk, Few Answers
June 07, 2017

The Shangri-La Dialogue: Lots of Talk, Few Answers

By Mark J. Valencia
Rather than “building confidence,” the Dialogue exacerbated relations between China and the United States and its allies.

The Problem With the Pivot, Part 2
December 17, 2016

The Problem With the Pivot, Part 2

By Jared McKinney
"The pivot to Asia is a pivot to conflict with China."

The Myth of a ‘Strategic Imbalance’ in the South China Sea
November 20, 2015

The Myth of a ‘Strategic Imbalance’ in the South China Sea

By Greg Austin
As Australia focuses on China's perceived advantages in the SCS, it's worth taking a closer look at that narrative.

Robert Strausz-Hupe and the Balance of Tomorrow
August 01, 2015

Robert Strausz-Hupe and the Balance of Tomorrow

By Francis P. Sempa
Meet the WWII era political scientist who predicted the tilt in the balance of power towards Asia.
Nicholas Spykman and the Struggle for the Asiatic Mediterranean
January 09, 2015

Nicholas Spykman and the Struggle for the Asiatic Mediterranean

By Francis P. Sempa
A remarkably prescient WWII geostrategist foresaw a struggle between the U.S. and China for control of the “Asian Rimland.”

Russia in Crimea: When States Act Out of Insecurity
March 15, 2014

Russia in Crimea: When States Act Out of Insecurity

By Ankit Panda
Did Western policymakers in Ukraine forget that security is often the greatest foreign policy motivator?

China Can Be More Powerful Without Getting Rich
February 25, 2014

China Can Be More Powerful Without Getting Rich

By Zachary Keck
History shows that wealth is a poor indicator of the distribution of power in the international system.

Of Course China Wants to Replace the U.S.
February 15, 2014

Of Course China Wants to Replace the U.S.

By Zachary Keck
If China becomes the world's most powerful country, it won't be satisfied being America's number two.
Moderating The China Threat
February 12, 2014

Moderating The China Threat

By Ankit Panda
Will China continue to be perceived as a threat by its neighbors? What does it need to do to moderate itself?

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