A Dangerous Decade of Chinese Power Is Here
Beijing knows time isn’t on its side and wants to act fast.
In U.S.-China Standoff, Is America a Reliable Ally?
Sowing doubts about Washington is a potent weapon for Beijing. But even after Afghanistan, U.S. strategy in Asia remains intact.
Biden’s ‘Strategic Competition’ Is a Step Back
A switch from Trump administration language does nothing to clarify U.S. policymaking.
India’s Space Program Inches Closer to America and the Quad
In another strategic shift, Modi has opened space activities to private companies and new allies.
AUKUS Is a Short-Term Mess but a Long-Term Win for Australia
The controversial deal puts Canberra on the right side of history.
China Has Only Itself to Blame for AUKUS
The trilateral partnership was an inevitable result of Beijing’s military growth.
Will AUKUS Hit China Where It Hurts?
The submarine deal could reshape the balance of power in the Pacific—and draw Australia into future conflicts.
How France Can Avoid Being Reduced to a Symbolic Power
After AUKUS, the French face the same fate on the world stage as the British unless they pursue EU strategic autonomy led from Brussels rather than Paris.
AUKUS, the Quad, and India’s Strategic Pivot
As Joe Biden and Narendra Modi meet in Washington, the business of balancing China enters a serious phase.
Australia Badly Needs Nuclear Submarines
The country’s maritime scope, and China’s rise, makes the AUKUS deal a no brainer.
The Taliban Don’t Need the West
Afghanistan’s new rulers have shown themselves to be skilled—and ruthless—diplomats.
India Welcomes AUKUS Pact as China Deterrent
The agreement will help New Delhi with its quest for a stable balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.
Japan Is the Middle East’s Most Credible Player
Tokyo’s long-standing, quiet diplomacy has built trust Washington lacks.
China and Russia Have a Shared Playbook for Afghanistan
Experience in cooperating in Central Asia offers a fruitful model.
Are Indo-Russian Ties the Next Casualty of Great-Power Shifts?
The fall of Kabul may have widened the rift between New Delhi and Moscow.
Ukrainians Worry Biden Will Ditch Them Next
The White House meeting is a chance to repair a damaged relationship.
Chinese Recognition of the Taliban Is All but Inevitable
The geostrategic and economic benefits of closer relations are too great for Beijing to ignore.
Indonesia Unprepared as Great Powers Clash in Indo-Pacific
Jakarta is Asia’s greatest geopolitical prize. But its foreign-policy reflexes are long outdated.