Beijing Eyes Pacific Islands, Exploiting U.S. Strategic Vacuum
The newly contested region needs serious U.S. attention.
Don’t Overreact to China’s Solomon Islands Plans
Naval power projection is a long way out for Beijing still.
China’s Rising Ambitions in the South Pacific
And what they mean for geopolitics—and for the region’s island democracies.
Australia’s Got a Solomon Islands Headache (Again)
China’s expansion into the South Pacific caught Australia and the United States off guard.
Why Most of the Indo-Pacific Tiptoes Around Russia
With Beijing and Moscow working so closely together, countries find it risky to support the West on Ukraine.
The Pacific Shouldn’t Be a ‘Strategic Surprise’
Why aren’t Beijing’s ambitions in the region obvious to Washington?
Can Mining the Seabed Help Save the Planet?
Few other issues better illustrate the messy trade-offs involved in climate policy.
Congress Presses White House to Take Control of Pacific Island Talks
China is building military bases all over the Pacific. U.S. access is hung up over decades-old nuclear tests.
After the Debacle: Six Concrete Steps to Restore U.S. Credibility
Each has bipartisan support and could be taken in short order.
Beijing Eyes New Military Bases Across the Indo-Pacific
Tanzania, Cambodia, and the UAE are on China’s wish list—and now Kiribati, within striking distance of Hawaii.
As China Rises, Britain and Australia Need Closer Security Ties
Drinking more shiraz isn’t enough to counter Beijing.
The Ever Given Crew Are Still Stuck at Sea
Here’s why and what their story means for other seafarers.
Quad Summit’s Vaccine Deal Is Biden’s Bold First Move in Asia
It’s a smart step to counter China, but the next ones won’t be as easy.
How Eight Pacific Island States Are Saving the World’s Tuna
They have created a strikingly successful scheme that prevents overfishing and raises local incomes at once.
First Fiji, Then the World
How the prime minister of a tiny group of Pacific islands has become an international power player.
Trump, Not Biden, Wrecked American Power in the Pacific
The damage done to U.S. standing in Asia will take decades to repair.
How Far Should the U.S. Go to Counter China?
From Pacific bases to the Himalayas, Washington and Beijing are facing off.