Biden’s Pick for CIA Director Singles Out China as ‘Biggest Geopolitical Test’
Bill Burns, a veteran diplomat, will helm the spy agency in an era of renewed great-power competition.
Should Biden Ditch All of Trump’s Policies?
From Afghanistan to China, the new administration seems likely to hold on to some ideas from the previous one.
The Power Delusion
U.S.-China competition isn’t just about great-power rivalry. It’s about the ideological battle between democracy and authoritarianism, too.
Washington Needs a Better Plan for Competing With China
U.S. China policy is heavy on rhetoric and light on goals. Articulating a clear set of objectives—from trade to defense—will help policymakers focus their efforts.
Is This the Beginning of a New Cold War With China?
The clash between Washington and Beijing could be the start of a new ideological confrontation—or the inevitable fallout from a power transition.
How the World Will Look After the Coronavirus Pandemic
The pandemic will change the world forever. We asked 12 leading global thinkers for their predictions.
How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Reshape the U.S. Election?
A major outbreak and looming recession in the United States has transformed the 2020 campaign—and could have major consequences for the future of great power politics.
The U.S. Trade War Has Caught Beijing’s Attention. Now Washington Needs a Longer-Term Plan.
The United States needs to build global alliances while demarcating clear areas of trust and competition with China.
How the United States Could Lose a Great-Power War
The U.S. military is focused on future fights against China and Russia—but it could be playing right into their hands.
What Sort of World Are We Headed for?
The liberal world order never really existed. Great-power politics are here to stay.
Globalization Has Created a Chinese Monster
Xi Jinping's dictatorship isn't what the end of history was supposed to look like.
America Can’t Win Great-Power Hardball
As other countries rise, global stability depends on the United States holding onto its moralism.
Will China Become an Aircraft Carrier Superpower?
With the announcement of its second carrier, prepare for a far more assertive Beijing.