Ted Galen Carpenter
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Oct 31 , 2013
Washington has made it a point to handle arms sales to Taiwan as delicately as possible. However, following a recent visit by Senator James Inhofe and other developments, the Obama administration is finding it more challenging to walk the diplomatic tightrope.
Oct 04 , 2013
Over the past decade, expectations have risen that India would be the next country to join the ranks of the world’s leading economic and strategic powers. However, despite Delhi’s reluctance to serve as a counter-balance to Beijing, there is little doubt that China-India-U.S. relations will be a major feature of international affairs in the coming years.
Aug 28 , 2013
The apparent use of chemical weapons in Syria’s civil war has produced shrill calls for launching air strikes on the regime of Bashar al Assad. Furthermore, proponents of a strike are using the 1999 NATO campaign as a precedent. However, what does this approach mean for Washington’s ties with Beijing and Moscow?
Aug 12 , 2013
Congressional involvement in foreign policy can cause difficulties for any U.S. administration. Recent resolutions passed regarding the South and East China Seas and their territorial disputes, although seemingly harmless, carry a deep undertone and may be thrusting the U.S. government further into a regional issue that it cares to be involved.
Jun 17 , 2013
The growing aggression in Japanese economic and security strategies now places China in a pivotal situation to maintain power. As tensions rise, both Japan and China look to the United States to balance the issues and work towards resolution.
May 06 , 2013
Officials in the George W. Bush as well as Barack Obama administrations have argued that China's military budget is excessive for the country's legitimate defense needs. But US military spending is much higher than that of China or any other country.
Apr 24 , 2013
Throughout the recent tensions on the Korean Peninsula, it is often forgot that South Korea had an active nuclear program during the 1970s under Park Chung-hee. Given the provocations of Kim Jong-un, Ted Carpenter discusses the implications of a nuclear South Korea.
Apr 03 , 2013
North Korea’s satellite launch and subsequent nuclear test has greatly increased concerns that conflict could quickly spread across the Korean peninsula. Ted Galen Carpenter writes that without meaningful concessions by the United States, China will continue to give Kim Jong-un a free pass and limit the enforcement of UN sanctions.
Mar 20 , 2013
While tensions on the Korean Peninsula have gained widespread attention, Ted Galen Carpenter posits that the greater threat to stability comes from territorial disputes between Japan, China and Taiwan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.
Jan 25 , 2013
Recent developments in North Korea both offer an opportunity for constructive cooperation between Beijing and Washington and underscore the need for such collab