There’s Plenty of Blame to Go Around on Ukraine
Focusing on U.S. idealism ignores Russia’s own agency.
India Seeks to Escape an Asian Future Led by China
A flurry of trade talks herald an economic realignment toward the West.
U.S.-China Detente Would Pose Its Own Dangers
Beijing’s neighbors are ready to take steps to protect themselves.
What Financial Markets Are Telling Biden About Geopolitics
As Washington crafts its foreign policy, asset prices may offer important guidance.
Biden and Asia: Modest Progress, Ongoing Confusion
Washington is trying to run three Asia policies at once—and each is missing substance.
Russia Is Worried About Challenges in the Caucasus
The Nagorno-Karabakh war’s aftermath is still impacting Moscow’s plans.
Turkey Could Lose Big in the Russia-Ukraine Standoff
Conflict could topple Ankara’s delicate balancing act between NATO and Russia.
Time for America to Play Offense in China’s Backyard
Ignoring Cambodia and Laos is a strategic mistake—but engagement requires a smarter balance of values and interests.
America’s Asia Strategy Has Reached a Dead End
Washington should prioritize economic statecraft and stop thinking with its missiles.
Kazakhstan’s Border With Russia Is Suddenly an Open Question Again
Moscow has long claimed parts of northern Kazakhstan. The country’s current turmoil makes those claims a lot more relevant—and troubling.
China’s Two-Ocean Strategy Puts India in a Pincer
The Chinese foreign minister’s island hopping is the latest sign of contestation over the Indo-Pacific.
Germany Nervously Tests the Indo-Pacific Waters
A quiet frigate deployment is a sign of muddled policy toward Beijing.
Putin Remains Defiant, Threatens Ukraine in Annual Presser
Russia’s year-end telethon ends with the usual bombast about Ukraine, NATO, and Father Frost.
Use Climate and Trade Policy to Counter Putin’s Playbook
Joint U.S.-EU carbon border fees could be much more damaging to Russia than sanctions.
The Quad Should Speak Out Against Russia’s Aggression Toward Ukraine
It’s time for the Indo-Pacific democracies to address the crisis.
Biden’s Climate Diplomacy Is a Gift to China
The administration is paying for vain hopes with dangerous concessions.
Biden Needs a Southeast Asia Policy to Counter China’s Pull
Despite a welcome flurry of diplomacy, Washington still has no clear strategy for the region.
Biden’s Democracy Summit Success Now Depends on Allies
In Asia, the door is wide open to new partnerships bolstering democratic norms.
In Asia, China’s Long Game Beats America’s Short Game
Beijing’s focus on economic ties will outlast Washington’s on military alliances.