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Deconstructing the US Trade War Against China
August 20, 2018
Deconstructing the US Trade War Against China
The Trump administration is employing a “gray zone” strategy to prevent China from emerging as a threat to U.S. dominance.
Deconstructing the US Trade War Against China
What China Thinks of the Indo-Pacific Strategy
April 27, 2018
What China Thinks of the Indo-Pacific Strategy
Chinese scholars see the free and open Indo-Pacific strategy as containment, but aren’t convinced it’ll stick.
What China Thinks of the Indo-Pacific Strategy
What Does Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Mean for Russia?
April 17, 2018
What Does Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Mean for Russia?
The new U.S. strategy poses threats to Russian interests in Asia.
What Does Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Mean for Russia?
Can the Quad Counter China's Belt and Road Initiative?
March 14, 2018
Can the Quad Counter China's Belt and Road Initiative?
For a number of reasons, a proposed plan is unlikely to ever materialize.
Can the Quad Counter China's Belt and Road Initiative?
Will the Quad Mean the End of ASEAN Centrality?
November 15, 2017
Will the Quad Mean the End of ASEAN Centrality?
The unexpected revival of the Quad may mean the demise of Asian multilateralism and a more threatened China.
Will the Quad Mean the End of ASEAN Centrality?
How a Rules-Based Order Could Cement China's Rise
June 06, 2017
How a Rules-Based Order Could Cement China's Rise
What ensures and facilitates the ultimate rise of a great power?
How a Rules-Based Order Could Cement China's Rise
Would China Be a Benign Hegemon?
June 02, 2017
Would China Be a Benign Hegemon?
Of course China wants hegemony in its backyard. The better question is what Beijing will do afterwards.
Would China Be a Benign Hegemon?
China, Russia, and the Long ‘Unipolar Moment’ Revisited
April 27, 2017
China, Russia, and the Long ‘Unipolar Moment’ Revisited
A year later, does the argument of reinforced U.S. hegemony hold up?
China, Russia, and the Long ‘Unipolar Moment’ Revisited
The Pivot to Asia Was Obama’s Biggest Mistake
January 21, 2017
The Pivot to Asia Was Obama’s Biggest Mistake
"The pivot failed to achieve key goals in Asia while inattention made matters worse in Europe and the Middle East."
The Pivot to Asia Was Obama’s Biggest Mistake
The Problem With the Pivot, Part 2
December 17, 2016
The Problem With the Pivot, Part 2
"The pivot to Asia is a pivot to conflict with China."
The Problem With the Pivot, Part 2
Vietnam’s Evolving Role in US Asia Strategy
June 01, 2016
Vietnam’s Evolving Role in US Asia Strategy
From the Vietnam War to the South China Sea, Hanoi's position has changed dramatically.
Vietnam’s Evolving Role in US Asia Strategy
Why Does China Want to Control the South China Sea?
May 24, 2016
Why Does China Want to Control the South China Sea?
China's possible motives for trying to secure control over the South China Sea.
Why Does China Want to Control the South China Sea?
China, Russia, and the Long ‘Unipolar Moment'
April 27, 2016
China, Russia, and the Long ‘Unipolar Moment'
How balancing failures are actually extending U.S. hegemony.
China, Russia, and the Long ‘Unipolar Moment'
US-China Relations: In the Shadow of Conspiracy Theories
February 22, 2016
US-China Relations: In the Shadow of Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy theories about their rival's devious plans have alarmingly large followings in the U.S. and China.
US-China Relations: In the Shadow of Conspiracy Theories
Yes, the US Does Want to Contain China (Sort Of)
August 08, 2015
Yes, the US Does Want to Contain China (Sort Of)
There isn't a strict policy of containment, but the sentiment remains.
Yes, the US Does Want to Contain China (Sort Of)
‘Integrating China’ into the Existing Order
July 01, 2015
‘Integrating China’ into the Existing Order
Why urge China to join the international order, and then make it hard for it to do so?
‘Integrating China’ into the Existing Order
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