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.
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China Could Be in Reach of Hawaii After Kiribati Elects Pro-Beijing President
The strategic significance of the vote could not have been higher.
China’s Reach Tests the Pacific’s Fragile Island Democracies
The United States and Australia must work together to support Pacific states.
China Couldn’t Dominate Asia if It Wanted to
There are plenty of reasons Asia has been multipolar for almost all of recorded history, and Beijing understands them all.
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.
Book excerpt: What you’ll hear about the future aboard a Chinese navy ship
Officers throughout the Chinese navy believe that China will soon end the United States’ decades-long naval hegemony in the Western Pacific.
Mattis Should Explain Trump’s Asia-Pacific Strategy, if One Exists
The secretary of defense's trip to Singapore presents an opportunity to address the region as a whole.
Economic Coercion, with a Chinese Twist
China has begun increasingly relying on economic coercion to pressure its neighbors and threaten U.S. interests in the Pacific.
There’s An Eighth Continent That’s Been Hiding From Us This Whole Time
And it was right under our noses.