balance of power
December 09, 2022
Decoding Xi Jinping’s ‘Asia Pacific Community With a Shared Future’
By Marina Yue Zhang
Against the U.S. decoupling push, Xi envisions a hub-and-spokes model of a distributed supply chain network – with China as the “hub.”
January 05, 2021
6 Suggestions for Biden’s China Policy
By Andy Zelleke
Biden will have to lead and negotiate with urgency in three interdependent contexts: at home, with partner governments, and with Beijing.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
December 17, 2016
The Problem With the Pivot, Part 2
By Jared McKinney
"The pivot to Asia is a pivot to conflict with China."
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.
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.
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.”
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?
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.
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