Despite Washington's efforts to construct stronger ties with China, relations between the two countries have been repeatedly buffeted by a series of tensions and misunderstandings.
One of the defining geopolitical narratives of this past half-decade has been the emergence of the Indo-Pacific as the maritime epicenter of global activity. In reality, however, the sudden recognition of the Indian Ocean’s centrality is anything but a new phenomenon.
The nuclear landscape in South Asia is dynamic, a complex mixture of politics, technology, and emotion. Analysis of these issues is often overshadowed by partisanship and hyperbole.
The drone debate should stimulate more careful thinking about the potential use of nuclear weapons.
The Kazakh nuclear experience is a reminder of the power of diplomacy and the economic incentives at the disposal of the international community.
North Korea’s successful missile launch and recent nuclear test may have been tactical victories for Kim Jong Un, but they may also be the first step in North Korea losing its strongest ally and lifeline.
Understanding Chinese priorities could help the United States to achieve specific outcomes in North Korea.
If the United States and Europe look the other way, North Korea's provocations will continue to threaten the regional order. The Six-Party Talks are unlikely to provide a solution, but Russia could intervene.
The United States needs to take a patient, measured approach in dealing with North Korea and persuading China to clamp down on Pyongyang.
U.S. diplomatic efforts are better expended on disincentivizing North Korea from selling nuclear materials and know-how than pointless denuclearization efforts.