Policymakers should adopt a more realistic focus on deterring Pyongyang from using its nuclear weapons rather than pursuing low-probability attempts to denuclearize the peninsula in short order.
U.S. democracy policy is under severe strain, but writing off the United States as a key supporter of global democracy is premature.
Amid Asia’s high-profile security concerns, the role of democracy in the region’s geopolitics seems to be gaining resonance as a corrective to assertive Chinese authoritarianism.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s forthcoming national security strategy will be closely scrutinized on whether “America First” means a shift away from the liberal international order toward a narrower, neo-mercantile approach.
Correcting misguided conventional wisdom about China’s major economic, political, and foreign policy issues.