Asia’s Maritime Disputes 101
The Council on Foreign Relations’ new interactive overview of China’s maritime disputes is not to be missed.
How Geopolitics Doomed the Clash of Civilizations
It’s been 20 years since Huntington’s Foreign Affairs article was published. Why his thesis hasn’t come to pass.
America's Middle East Addiction
Zachary Keck explains that “shuttle diplomacy of the kind Kissinger undertook belongs to the dustbin of history.”
Friday Flashpoints – Our Weekend Reading List
The Diplomat’s Editor selects the top five defense and foreign policy articles for your weekend reading pleasure.
Did Xi Jinping Really Rebuke North Korea?
Likely not – Chinese diplomats have usually handled their differences with N. Korea behind the scenes.
North Korea Is the Boy Who Cried Wolf: There Will Be No War
By Robert E. Kelly
For America, Decline is a Choice
“In reality, decline is not a foregone conclusion but a deliberate political choice that builds from a failure to define what matters most to the nation.”
A Roadmap for American Grand Strategy
Mapping a grand strategy to strengthen and enhance America’s role in the world.
America’s Dangerous Drift
The U.S. faces tremendous challenges at home and abroad. Without a grand strategy, America’s perilous drift is likely to continue, and worsen.
Is Asia’s Balance of Power Self-Enforcing?
What history says about such a concept seems telling. Will the Asia-Pacific be any different?
Japan and India's Growing Embrace
With Shinzo Abe’s return in Japan, expect Tokyo and Delhi’s already strong ties to reach new heights.
America's Pivot: "Stoking The Fires of Nationalism?"
A recent article from a prominent China scholar calls into question America’s “pivot.” Is it worth it?