Oct 7, 2013

Averting conflict over water

In an increasingly water-stressed world, shared water resources are becoming an instrument of power, fostering competition within and between nations and impacting ecosystems.

Sep 4, 2013

Dicey dalliances with Islamists

In the Middle East, the U.S. has myopically embraced Sunni rulers steeped in religious and political bigotry, even though they pose a threat to freedom and secularism.

Aug 28, 2013

Obama's great Asian dawdle

The U.S. has sent out a contradictory message: It takes a hands-off approach to the Senkaku territorial dispute yet it scowls at Japan's interest in acquiring offensive capability to deter aggression.

Aug 6, 2013

Japan's security dilemma

Chinese military planners have probably calculated that the U.S. is unlikely to threaten to devastate China in a Sino-Japanese conflict confined to the East China Sea.

Jul 25, 2013

China's salami-slice strategy

Beijing's strategy to change the territorial and maritime status quo seems anchored in "salami slicing," which centers on a steady progression of small actions.

May 28, 2013

The iron fist in a trade glove

By ratcheting up disputes in the East and South China seas, China shows it doesn't let booming bilateral trade get in the way of its territorial assertiveness.