July 24, 2020
Offshore Balancing: A Grand Strategy for the China Dream
By Andrew Latham
Xi Jinping seems to have settled on a grand strategy for a risen China.
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.
October 21, 2014
The Political Perils of Offshore Balancing
By Chris Mclachlan
Moving U.S. forces out of range of Chinese threats could create more problems than it solves.
October 17, 2014
The US Can't Outsource Warfighting
By James R. Holmes
Offshore powers have long tried to get continental powers to fight their wars. It's rarely worked.
February 13, 2014
How Much Do Strategic Thinkers Affect US Policy Anyway?
By Robert Farley
Foreign policy sometimes reflects what strategic thinkers recommend, but that might be coincidence.
February 09, 2014
Slouching Toward Offshore Balancing
By James R. Holmes
With America facing fiscal constraints, are lawmakers are absentmindedly adopting offshore balancing?
November 20, 2013
Offshore Engagement: The Right U.S. Strategy for Asia
Offshore engagement presents a middle ground between offshore balancing and deep commitment.
November 08, 2013
Hard Times for Offshore Balancing in Philippines
The Philippines’ wishful thinking about the South China Sea is becoming dangerous.
March 08, 2013
History Lesson: The Battle of Java Sea
On the heels of Pearl Harbor, Allied forces were handed a crushing defeat by the Japanese. The battle has lessons for today’s military planners.
February 01, 2013
Is Asia’s Balance of Power Self-Enforcing?
What history says about such a concept seems telling. Will the Asia-Pacific be any different?
January 10, 2013
World War II: No Model for Contemporary U.S. Strategy
“If the United States wants to remain a balancer in Eurasia, better to do it from forward staging bases…”
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