The longstanding academic debate over reputation and foreign policy is having real-world effects.
For Hal Brands's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Allies must pay their fair share, but the U.S. president ignores the many benefits of stationing troops abroad.
The U.S. is gambling that the death of Soleimani will deter further aggression.
It's not exactly a secret that the war hasn't been going well for the U.S.
A fresh doctrine — "pluralism" — aims to help allies and friends balance Beijing in the Indo-Pacific.
If the U.S. declines play a uniting role in the democratic world, more parochial, divisive visions will come to the fore.
Xi Jinping has a brash foreign policy and a security state because he knows the real threat is from within
Trans-Atlantic dispute sheds light on the best approach to China and Russia today.
The Kremlin's 'escalate to de-escalate' nuclear strategy could easily get out of hand.
The Belt and Road initiative seeks to remake Eurasia in China's image.