Published Articles

When it comes to containing Russian or other revisionist ambitions in the region, the United States is likely to find it more productive to partner directly with the countries that are most threatened than to use NATO as its exclusive tool for getting the job done. READ MORE

March 20, 2018

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has offered to bargain away his nuclear weapons program in exchange for lasting peace. Maybe that’s because he doesn’t have one. READ MORE

March 13, 2018

What makes a battleship a battleship isn’t the big guns. It’s the thick armor. And armor may soon be more important than ever. READ MORE

March 8, 2018

Trump’s planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are a logical and long-overdue response to decades of trade cheating by friends and foes alike. READ MORE

March 2, 2018

Long accustomed to double-digit growth, China’s auto industry now faces a maturing market with flat unit sales but more premium products, a market that Geely is well-positioned to succeed in. READ MORE

February 28, 2018

Over three millennia, China has developed a distinct vocabulary that is well-adapted to its own place at the center of the East Asian world-system. READ MORE

February 25, 2018

Reform era China has long been held up as a model of an authoritarian country that has avoided the succession trap. Its plan to eliminate presidential term limits shows that it hasn’t. READ MORE

February 25, 2018

Narendra Modi wants to develop India’s northeast with foreign investment, but India’s neighbors are too poor. Meanwhile Xi Jinping wants to develop China’s southwest with trade, but China’s neighbors are too small. READ MORE

February 21, 2018