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.
By removing the term limits to the presidency in China, Xi becomes what Mao was — a permanent and exceedingly powerful dictator.
We should be wary of a military conflict that could incinerate millions of victims of totalitarianism, along with U.S. citizens, South Koreans, and others living in the region.
This is now Xi Jinping’s China and he has begun the process of making that official. With an unchecked Xi Jinping in China, the Red Dragon will go on the march.
I wish that I could tell you that my life in Bangkok is better with very few guns in the city, but now I have to watch out for bombs.
The South’s acceptance of the North’s overtures without at least some acknowledgement from Pyongyang that it needs to disarm undermines America’s hard-line approach.
Rex Tillerson’s startling comments signal that Pyongyang is truly on the cusp of having a nuclear-capable intercontinental missile and that a military conflict might be fast approaching.
Today’s congressional hearing on China’s soft power influence-peddling against the United States needs to result in action.
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