A fresh doctrine — "pluralism" — aims to help allies and friends balance Beijing in the Indo-Pacific.
For Hal Brands's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
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.
Thanks to Obama and Trump, Russia the 'regional power' has added a new region.
The U.S. needs a cost-benefit analysis to decide whether the Middle East is still a priority.
An undisciplined U.S. president and weakened advisers are a recipe for disaster.
Beijing has a plan to divide the EU and keep it on the sidelines.