India Is the Weakest Link in the Quad
The four-nation mechanism was set up to contain Chinese maritime expansionism, but New Delhi is having second thoughts.
Experts Question Wisdom of Canceling U.S. Exercises with South Korea, As Mattis Makes It Official
But some analysts say it’s a small price to pay for the possibility of peace with North Korea.
With North Korea, Good Intentions Aren’t Enough
Trump's unilateral negotiating strategy will fail unless the United States collaborates with its regional allies — and adversaries — to forge a lasting peace.
State of the Trade Wars
Tracking U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs — and the retaliatory measures other countries are taking.
Abe Just Won’t Quit
Japanese prime ministers usually resign at the first whiff of scandal — but this one is breaking the mold.
Trump Dials Up the Trade War to 11
Citing national security concerns, the Trump administration could slap tariffs on autos from friends and allies. They’re not thrilled.
White House Rebuffs U.N. Appeal to Expand North Korea Food Aid
The United States sees private investment in Pyongyang, not aid, as the nuclear deal’s prize.
Trump Is Following, Not Leading
The United States has outsourced its foreign policy to regional allies. In South Korea, it might lead to peace — in Israel, it’s more likely leading to war.
The North Korean Playbook Won’t Work With Iran
Hard-liners in Tehran and Washington are both drawing the wrong lessons from diplomacy with Pyongyang — and that could lead to war.
Japan Tunes Out Trump to Save Trade Deal
Abe badly wants the US back in the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership - whatever Trump thinks.
Can a Weekend at Mar-a-Lago Rescue the Trump-Abe Relationship?
The Japanese prime minister’s courtship of the U.S. president worked. For a while.
Why China Will Win the Trade War
Trump thinks he has a strong hand. In fact, Washington is far more vulnerable than Beijing.
The U.S. Wants Back in the TPP? Good Luck With That.
Asia is moving on without America when it comes to trade — and could be better off for it.
Trump Knows the Best Trade Wars. The Very Best.
What better way to boost national security than to tick off all your allies?
Japan’s Own Belt and Road
Tokyo is ramping up international partnerships and investments to offer an alternative to Beijing’s signature foreign-policy project.
Australia Is Worried About America’s Ability to Lead
The West needs a strong, committed, engaged White House to hedge against China’s inexorable rise.
The New TPP May Sink Trump’s Other Trade Dreams
Mexico and Canada now have an alternative to trade with the United States, giving them more leverage in contentious NAFTA talks.
Trump’s Big Asian Adventure
President Trump is making his way through Asia on the longest trip to the region since the age of ping-pong diplomacy. But how much will he actually accomplish?