The Donald Trump administration is beginning to take shape, but still has a long way to go in identifying personnel and defining policy goals, particularly in Asia.
Donald Trump could have an opportunity early in his presidency to prove his negotiating skills on a serious national-security challenge the United States will confront over the next four years.
Efforts by the United States or China to secure future predominance in the Western Pacific will prove futile and dangerous, given a host of security, economic, and diplomatic factors. Instead, creating a stable de facto balance of power is necessary and feasible for both countries.
For immigrants to the United States who have lived under authoritarianism, the freedoms provided in America are not merely abstract slogans.
The “turn to the East” has dramatically changed Russia’s strategy towards China and many underlying assumptions. It has also dramatically influenced the mainstream analysis of Chinese security intentions in Northeast Asia. The influence of this major shift in national policy, as well as policymakers’ and scholars’ perceptions of China, was felt throughout 2015.
The debate surrounding the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) deployment exposes a bigger issue: the strategic dilemma facing South Korea and China.
China should reevaluate its policy toward North Korea rather than retaliate against South Korea if it wants to stop the THAAD missile deployment.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a conversation with Kurt Campbell and Derek Chollet about Obama’s foreign policy doctrine and, in particular, his rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific.
An advanced missile defense system, commonly called THAAD, is heading to South Korea, to counter threats from the DPRK. Neighboring China opposes the system.
North Korea’s nuclear test led some South Koreans to renew calls for a nuclear option. Interpreting Seoul’s signals will be challenging for U.S. policymakers.