Richard Heydarian, recently returned from a trip to North Korea, argues that the Kim regime has returned to the negotiating table out of a fortuitous combination of greater confidence, mastery of the nuclear cycle, and vulnerabili...
Why is the Mongolian capital now apparently at the top of the list for the Trump and Kim to meet to sort out their differences? Well, it appears that both North Korea and the United States may have very good reasons.
China needs a strong leader to maintain stability.
Apart from the mainstream narrative that Xi is appropriating methods of Maoist political conservatism or autocratic statecraft, China’s domestic imperatives and external conditions prove useful in examining the motivation behind ...
United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s Section 301 report appears to be an ironclad case against China— but don’t be fooled. As Stephen Roach argues, the report is wide of the mark in several key areas.
China’s long-term focus on the direction of its tech market gives it a clear edge over the United States in the latest tech tussle between the two countries: a ban announced by the U.S. government earlier this month forbidding an...
The developments in the South China Sea carry far-reaching strategic implications for the Indo-Pacific and for the international maritime order. They also highlight that the biggest threat to maritime peace and security comes from...
The “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” strategy is aimed at deterring Chinese coercion by deepening alliances and strategic partnerships. To this end, Japan has enhanced military cooperation with partners such as the United States and...
Writer and Foreign Policy Analyst in New York
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