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The Trump Administration’s New Afghan Problem: The Islamic State
April 03, 2018
The Trump Administration’s New Afghan Problem: The Islamic State
The Islamic State’s South Asia branch complicates regional efforts to move Afghanistan toward peace.
The Trump Administration’s New Afghan Problem: The Islamic State
A Season of North Korea Summits: The View from Beijing and Seoul
March 31, 2018
A Season of North Korea Summits: The View from Beijing and Seoul
With a flurry of summits on the schedule, how do China and South Korea view North Korean diplomacy and the U.S. position?
A Season of North Korea Summits: The View from Beijing and Seoul
Is Russia Arming the Taliban?
March 27, 2018
Is Russia Arming the Taliban?
There’s no proverbial smoking Kalashnikov, but American officials continue to suggest Russia is arming the Taliban.
Is Russia Arming the Taliban?
Pakistan’s Risky Reliance on China Set to Grow
March 26, 2018
Pakistan’s Risky Reliance on China Set to Grow
A fall out with the U.S. could leave Pakistan more vulnerable to Chinese economic muscle.
Pakistan’s Risky Reliance on China Set to Grow
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
March 24, 2018
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Tokyo has serious concerns about the U.S.-North Korea dialogue and also the potential of nuclear war.
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Why the West Needs to Stop Complaining and Start Engaging China in Africa
March 20, 2018
Why the West Needs to Stop Complaining and Start Engaging China in Africa
China is here to stay, and Western and African countries alike should make the most of it.
Why the West Needs to Stop Complaining and Start Engaging China in Africa
India’s Maritime Pivot to the East
March 08, 2018
India’s Maritime Pivot to the East
India can become a reliable and trusted partner for Southeast Asia and a counterweight to Chinese dominance.
India’s Maritime Pivot to the East
How to Avoid the Thucydides Trap: The Missing Piece
March 07, 2018
How to Avoid the Thucydides Trap: The Missing Piece
A recent volume gets the limits of U.S. power right, but doesn’t spend enough time on the limits of diplomacy and accommodation.
How to Avoid the Thucydides Trap: The Missing Piece
Exercise Cobra Gold Reflecting US Renewed Focus in Asia
February 28, 2018
Exercise Cobra Gold Reflecting US Renewed Focus in Asia
The Trump administration has demonstrated a willingness to engage Southeast Asian leaders of different stripes.
Exercise Cobra Gold Reflecting US Renewed Focus in Asia
Welcome to the New Indian Ocean
February 21, 2018
Welcome to the New Indian Ocean
New players are creating a more multipolar and complex Indian Ocean environment
Welcome to the New Indian Ocean
Chinese Censorship Moves Into the American Workplace
February 21, 2018
Chinese Censorship Moves Into the American Workplace
Generations of censorship have not necessarily created a hunger for freedom of information and expression in China.
Chinese Censorship Moves Into the American Workplace
How Did Japan Lose Its Air Superiority Advantage?
February 17, 2018
How Did Japan Lose Its Air Superiority Advantage?
Once one of the world’s most capable air forces, Japan now finds itself outmatched in air-to-air combat capabilities.
How Did Japan Lose Its Air Superiority Advantage?
What Could the United States Have Done – If Anything – To Prevent China's Rise?
February 17, 2018
What Could the United States Have Done – If Anything – To Prevent China's Rise?
The United States did not undertake the difficult and expensive steps necessary to prevent the economic and military rise of China.
What Could the United States Have Done – If Anything – To Prevent China's Rise?
South Korea Is Trump’s One Bright Spot on Trade
February 09, 2018
South Korea Is Trump’s One Bright Spot on Trade
Despite fuming over the KORUS FTA, trade with South Korea is a bright spot in trade so far under Trump.
South Korea Is Trump’s One Bright Spot on Trade
North Korea Diplomacy and the Winter Olympics
February 07, 2018
North Korea Diplomacy and the Winter Olympics
North Korea's upcoming Olympics appearance is both an opportunity and a challenge for South Korea, Japan, and the U.S.
North Korea Diplomacy and the Winter Olympics
China’s Solar Power Dominance and Trump’s Trade Tariffs
February 07, 2018
China’s Solar Power Dominance and Trump’s Trade Tariffs
What are the consequences of the Trump administration’s tariffs on foreign-made solar cells?
China’s Solar Power Dominance and Trump’s Trade Tariffs
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