Ever since the massacre, Beijing has pushed authoritarianism at home and abroad.
For Hal Brands's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Iran, Venezuela and North Korea all show the problem with making threats you can't back up.
A poll shows few Americans know what 'liberal international order' means, but most like leading it.
The president is undermining U.S. soft power by raising pressure on the border.
Firm shuns business with the Pentagon but is helping China develop AI capabilities.
North Korea and Venezuela are getting the headlines, but the world's most dangerous crisis is taking place in South Asia.
Beijing and Moscow are teaming up to diminish Washington's global influence, spread tyranny and undermine democracy.
The Venezuela crisis is a test of Russian and Chinese power in America's backyard.
Key players in the Trump administration had protected American interests in Japan, South Korea and Europe. No longer.
The West needs a plan for China like it had against the Soviet Union.