Instead of idealism, ensuring stability and order, regardless of who provides it, should be the key American aim in South Asia.
President Trump should lead Kim Jong Un to committing to an action plan and realistic goals while refraining from showering him with needless and unearned praise.
To the many critics who accuse President Trump of tearing down the international order, even requesting more money from allies is wrong. But South Korea should pay substantively more.
China has enough bargaining chips to cement its spot as export king of the developing world. Trump must be strategic in trade negotiations with Xi Jinping.
Since the Cold War, Americans have struggled to morally compare themselves to another superpower. That has to change.
Last Sunday, the Russian military opened fire and seized three Ukrainian ships. How will President Trump respond to Putin flexing his military muscle?
Dolce and Gabbana had to cancel its Shanghai fashion show after its ‘DG Loves China’ campaign drew wide condemnation from patriotic Chinese.
It is better to be a conservative realist and nationalist than to be a utopian internationalist and be slapped in the face by reality.
The Trump administration says it will push back against Chinese military aggression, espionage, debt diplomacy, and human rights abuses. It’s about time.
Chinese leaders are patient, methodical, and relentless. They won’t stop until they accomplish their strategic goal. The world should take note.
The newly visible balancing China approach could be the Trump administration’s legacy foreign policy move, if the president can stay away from needless interventionism in the next two years.
In ‘The End of the Asian Century,’ Michael Auslin argues the West isn’t paying enough attention to the political, demographic, and economic risks that threaten Asia’s growing influence in world affairs.
Instead of its ancient wisdom, America seems intent on learning from China what first began to take hold in the late 1940s as a hopeful republic collapsed into Communism.
If foreign policy is all about optics, resonance to the domestic audience, and regime stability, Kim Jong-Un, Xi Jinping, and Moon Jae-In are toast.
The recent meeting of the Korean leaders and upcoming Trump-Kim summit in Singapore represent progress that most South Koreans assumed would be impossible to see in our lifetimes.
They aren’t just some high-tech toy bought off the shelf. This was a military weapon being used on U.S. Air Force pilots.
There are plenty of reasons to be suspicious that North Korea hasn’t fundamentally changed its goals, even if it has had to change its tactics.
If security is paramount for Kim, nuclear weapons might be his only hope of staving off regime change.
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