Menu
Account
Washington’s Bungled Buenos Aires Summit
December 06, 2018
Washington’s Bungled Buenos Aires Summit
Trump's economic war against China is deeply corrosive for U.S. influence in bodies like the G-20.
Washington’s Bungled Buenos Aires Summit
Why a Democratic House Is Not Good News for China
November 23, 2018
Why a Democratic House Is Not Good News for China
Most midterm elections don't have a significant impact on U.S.-China relations. 2018 could be an exception.
Why a Democratic House Is Not Good News for China
Pushback: America’s New China Strategy
November 02, 2018
Pushback: America’s New China Strategy
A situation report from Washington assessing the U.S. whole of government opposition to China’s challenges.
Pushback: America’s New China Strategy
The New US Hard Line Toward China Is Worrying Southeast Asia
November 01, 2018
The New US Hard Line Toward China Is Worrying Southeast Asia
As U.S. policy toward China becomes more confrontational, its soft power in Asia is waning.
The New US Hard Line Toward China Is Worrying Southeast Asia
Trump, China, and Ah Q
October 12, 2018
Trump, China, and Ah Q
Trump proves that the spirit of Lu Xun’s Ah Q is alive and well in China.
Trump, China, and Ah Q
Pence on Political Interference: ‘China Wants a Different American President’
October 05, 2018
Pence on Political Interference: ‘China Wants a Different American President’
The U.S. vice president accused China of “meddling” in U.S. politics in a harshly critical speech.
Pence on Political Interference: ‘China Wants a Different American President’
When Will Closer China-Russia Cooperation Impact US Policy Debate?
September 14, 2018
When Will Closer China-Russia Cooperation Impact US Policy Debate?
Washington is debating Russia and China policy separately. It needs to consider the emerging Russia-China axis.
When Will Closer China-Russia Cooperation Impact US Policy Debate?
Is the Trade War Impacting US Views of China?
August 29, 2018
Is the Trade War Impacting US Views of China?
A new survey hints at the (limited) impact of government policy on public opinion.
Is the Trade War Impacting US Views of China?
The Misconceptions at the Heart of the US-China Trade War
August 23, 2018
The Misconceptions at the Heart of the US-China Trade War
Talks won't do much good unless both sides come to understand how their opponent thinks about the issues.
The Misconceptions at the Heart of the US-China Trade War
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
The US Senate Considers China's Economic Coercion  
July 30, 2018
The US Senate Considers China's Economic Coercion  
One rare area of bipartisan agreement is over the threat of Chinese predatory practices.
The US Senate Considers China's Economic Coercion  
The Quad: Second Verse, Same as the First?
June 15, 2018
The Quad: Second Verse, Same as the First?
10 years later, the 4 members of the Quad still can't agree on how to approach China.
The Quad: Second Verse, Same as the First?
What Trump's Syria Decision Means for East Asia
April 12, 2018
What Trump's Syria Decision Means for East Asia
China, North Korea, and others will be watching to see how the United States responds.
What Trump's Syria Decision Means for East Asia
The Taiwan Travel Act in Context
March 19, 2018
The Taiwan Travel Act in Context
As the United States rethinks its approach to China, it's time to also reimagine relations with Taiwan.
The Taiwan Travel Act in Context
Weathering the Coming Storm in the South China Sea
April 06, 2017
Weathering the Coming Storm in the South China Sea
The United States needs a coherent Asia strategy if it is to avoid ceding the initiative to China.
Weathering the Coming Storm in the South China Sea
Did China and the US Overreact to Tillerson's Remarks On US-China Relations?
March 30, 2017
Did China and the US Overreact to Tillerson's Remarks On US-China Relations?
His description of U.S.-China relations brought too much optimism from China and too much criticism from the US.
Did China and the US Overreact to Tillerson's Remarks On US-China Relations?
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief