China's imperial overreach

/ May 26, 2017

China's imperial overreach

According to a Chinese proverb, "To feed the ambition in your heart is like carrying a tiger under your arm." The further Xi carries China's "one belt, one road" initiative, the more likely it is to bite him.

Money trumps anti-terror task

/ May 24, 2017

Money trumps anti-terror task

Donald Trump's embrace of a country he long excoriated for its role in sponsoring terrorism reflects the fact that Saudi Arabia is a cash cow for American defense, energy and manufacturing companies.

Asia's American menace

/ Apr 30, 2017

Asia's American menace

The need for constant adjustment to Trump's policy flip-flops will only stoke greater anxiety among America's allies and partners, who now run the risk that their core interests will be used as bargaining chips.

Trump's foreign policy muddle

/ Mar 31, 2017

Trump's foreign policy muddle

In contrast to his tough campaign talk, there is little sign that Trump's China approach thus far is different to that of his predecessor, Barack Obama, on whose watch Beijing initiated coercive actions with impunity in the South and East China seas.