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Obama’s Disingenuousness on Iran
August 24, 2015
Obama’s Disingenuousness on Iran
For the Obama administration, was the "military option" ever really an option with Iran?
Obama’s Disingenuousness on Iran
Obama Administration Loses Top Asia Advisor
June 06, 2015
Obama Administration Loses Top Asia Advisor
Evan Medeiros, Asia chief on the National Security Council, stepped down on June 4.
Obama Administration Loses Top Asia Advisor
Will China Sell Armed Drones to US Ally?
May 16, 2015
Will China Sell Armed Drones to US Ally?
Jordan might be in talks with Chinese officials over the purchase of Beijing’s most capable armed UAV.
Will China Sell Armed Drones to US Ally?
The Rising US-China Cyber Stakes
April 03, 2015
The Rising US-China Cyber Stakes
Why is the Obama White House willing to risk Chinese retaliation over new cyber-espionage allegations?
The Rising US-China Cyber Stakes
Personnel and Policy in U.S. Policymaking Toward China
February 22, 2015
Personnel and Policy in U.S. Policymaking Toward China
Is the Obama administration really weak on China expertise?
Personnel and Policy in U.S. Policymaking Toward China
Will the Next Pentagon Head Speak Truth to Power?
February 09, 2015
Will the Next Pentagon Head Speak Truth to Power?
Ash Carter, the United States' soon-to-be-defense secretary, won't shy away from disagreeing with the White House.
Will the Next Pentagon Head Speak Truth to Power?
The Defense Budget Debate Rages On
February 03, 2015
The Defense Budget Debate Rages On
What is behind the White House's passivity on cuts in the defense budget?
The Defense Budget Debate Rages On
The Pentagon Once Again Seeks the World's Largest Defense Budget
January 29, 2015
The Pentagon Once Again Seeks the World's Largest Defense Budget
The Department of Defense wants more money to fight terrorism and reassure its European allies.
The Pentagon Once Again Seeks the World's Largest Defense Budget
5 Ways the US Can Boost its Rebalance to Southeast Asia in 2015
January 06, 2015
5 Ways the US Can Boost its Rebalance to Southeast Asia in 2015
What should the Obama administration do to advance U.S. policy in Southeast Asia this year?
5 Ways the US Can Boost its Rebalance to Southeast Asia in 2015
America's 'Military First' Asia Pivot
August 16, 2014
America's 'Military First' Asia Pivot
The Pentagon and U.S. military continue to dominate the so-called pivot to Asia.
America's 'Military First' Asia Pivot
US Reduces Security Assistance to Asia
June 20, 2014
US Reduces Security Assistance to Asia
The Obama administration is quietly reducing security assistance to Asia, even as it pledges to increase it.
US Reduces Security Assistance to Asia
The Rebalance to Asia: A Patch for U.S. Leadership?
June 04, 2014
The Rebalance to Asia: A Patch for U.S. Leadership?
The U.S. needs to clarify its Asia-Pacific strategy if it is to be more than a temporary fix for declining leadership.
The Rebalance to Asia: A Patch for U.S. Leadership?
Wanted: US Ambassador To China
November 23, 2013
Wanted: US Ambassador To China
As Gary Locke steps down, it’s time to think about what the U.S. needs from its next ambassador to China.
Wanted: US Ambassador To China
America Needs an Enemy in the Arctic
July 12, 2013
America Needs an Enemy in the Arctic
The Obama administration’s Arctic strategy assumes there will be tranquility. That’s wishful thinking.
America Needs an Enemy in the Arctic
Yes, The US Can Live With Taliban Rule
July 10, 2013
Yes, The US Can Live With Taliban Rule
While hardly ideal, NATO could secure its basic interests in Afghanistan with the Taliban in Kabul.
Yes, The US Can Live With Taliban Rule
How Obama Got North Korea Wrong
December 13, 2012
How Obama Got North Korea Wrong
Instead of doubling down on a failed policy, Obama should have adopted a tougher approach towards Pyongyang.
How Obama Got North Korea Wrong
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