The bottom line is that bridging to G7 nations such as Italy and France and getting global recognition for the BRI are now top Chinese priorities. China wants to be seen as the new champion of multilateralism.
As they consider how to react diplomatically to China’s latest authoritarian turn, Western policymakers must understand the country’s complicated political history and the views of Chinese citizens more deeply.
Although propitious political circumstances made the Balakot crisis between India and Pakistan manageable, Pakistani terrorism remains the principal continuing threat to stability in South Asia. U.S. policy moving forward must relentlessly pressure Pakistan to crack down on jihadi groups or risk continuing crises in the region.
The inversion of force and diplomacy after 9/11 left scars that would long endure—for the Middle East and America’s role in the world.
President Trump has demonstrated almost willful ignorance about the strengths that set the United States apart.
Who lost Russia? It’s an old argument, and it misses the point.
Most Americans don’t need to be persuaded of the importance of disciplined U.S. leadership in the world. But what they are not so convinced of is the disciplined part.
Ideas, experiences, and lessons from other countries are not panaceas but, if properly researched, disseminated, and discussed, they can magnify the reform moment in the United States.
Unpacking the second U.S.-North Korea summit is going to be a long term process but it will be seen as a major turning point—both positively and negatively—on prospects for North Korea’s denuclearization, the extent of inter-Korean détente, and the future of the U.S.-ROK alliance.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has enfeebled an increasingly toothless military alliance between the U.S. and South Korea.