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.
Ex-Russian MP Floats Plan to Restore Russian Monarchy. In the South Pacific.
And all he needs is for the tiny island nation of Kiribati to sign on the dotted line.
Is There Anyone In Asia Who Still Trusts America?
The likely death of the hard-fought TPP pact has left even Washington's closest allies wondering about its credibility.
Australia Treats Refugees Horribly. But Denmark Wants a Peek at That Playbook.
A group of Danish parliamentarians won rare access to an Australian offshore detention center where abuse and exploitation are rampant.
Time Is Running Out On Obama’s Push to Pass Asian Trade Deal
The White House is pressing Congress to get Obama's Asian trade deal done before the president leaves office.
Senate GOP May Scuttle Obama’s Signature Trade Deal — at Least For Now
The White House is pushing back against threats to delay Obama's signature trade deal until after the 2016 elections.
How Washington Can Get Back on Course in the South China Sea
Speak clearly and keep your radar on, America.
Around the Globe, Opposition to Obama’s Sweeping Pacific Trade Deal Is Lining Up
The release of the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has critics lining up to try to bring it down.
A Very Unscientific Inquiry Into the Etymology of the Phrase ‘Iron-Ass’
A theory on where former President George H.W. Bush discovered the phrase "iron-ass."
The Maldives in Meltdown
Past the white sand beaches, the country's human rights situation has gone from bad to worse — and this paradise has become anything but.
Watch FP’s U.S.-Japan Forum: A New Architecture for the Asia-Pacific Region
FP is convening top-level experts, diplomats, and government officials to discuss the importance of one of the Pacific’s most important bilateral relationships: the United States and Japan.
Obama Finally Gets His Pacific Trade Deal
In a potentially massive win for the White House, negotiators agree on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Australia’s Mr. China
Canberra's new prime minister has a plan to shake up the country's balancing act between the United States and China. And Washington might not like it.