The president is undermining U.S. soft power by raising pressure on the border.
For Hal Brands's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
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.
Instead of trying to divide the U.S. from its allies, Beijing is taking hostages.
Russia and China are making moves on America's illiberal allies.
The new cold war has spread far from the geopolitical arena.