Goodbye Grotius, Hello Putin
Russia’s provocations in the Kerch Strait aren’t just a challenge to Ukraine. Like Beijing in the South China Sea, Moscow is seeking to undermine international maritime law.
Trump’s Plan to Leave a Major Arms Treaty With Russia Might Actually Be About China
Leaving the agreement clears the way for the U.S. to boost its conventional forces in the Pacific.
The Quad Is Not Enough
Trump has revived a four-way security dialogue among the United States, India, Australia, and Japan, but if it's going to make China pay attention, it will need some new members.
U.S. Puts Money Where Its Mouth Is on China
The military’s funding boost is aimed at deterring Beijing, but a budget fight could jeopardize the strategy.
China’s Taiwan Strait Provocations Need a U.S. Response
The United States should respond to Beijing's aggression by upholding freedom of navigation.
China’s New Aircraft Carrier Is Already Obsolete
But it's still a powerful signal of Beijing's ambitions in a post-U.S. Asia.
Fifty to One: Why China Is Weaker Than it Looks Militarily in Maritime East Asia
Defense is dominant in maritime East Asia.
Navy Is Still Searching For A Plan To Reach A 355-Ship Fleet
It’s been over a year since Trump promised dozens more warships.
With Trump Focused on North Korea, Beijing Sails Ahead in South China Sea
China is starting to dictate terms in one of the world’s strategic waterways, and the United States is largely missing in action.
Trump Is Causing Conflict by Playing Peacemaker
The United States is creating problems in Asia by offering to mediate Vietnam’s tensions with China.
Trump Needs to Show That He Is Serious About America’s Rivalry With China
The president should use his trip to Asia to reassure allies and assert U.S. power.
Washington Has a Bad Case of China ADHD
China is the biggest threat to the U.S.-led global order. But America keeps getting distracted.
America’s Biggest Southeast Asian Ally Is Drifting Toward China
Thailand has been slipping into Beijing's orbit for decades. It's time for Trump to make a counter-offer.
Will the USS Gerald Ford be remembered as the doomed Yamato of the carrier era?
What matters most is not how lethal a carrier is, but what threats it can endure.
Stop the South China Sea Charade
America’s angst about Chinese aggression in the South China Sea is overblown – and China knows it.
ASEAN’s Golden Moment in a Time of Crisis
If Trump wants to put pressure on North Korea or China, he's going to need to have good friends in Asia.
Who Will Win the Great China-India Naval War of 2020?
As the two giants stare each other down in the Himalayas, the real conflict may erupt at sea.
The Week Donald Trump Lost the South China Sea
Vietnam's capitulation shows China's neighbors fear the U.S. no longer has their backs.
Trump’s China Policy Must Look Beyond North Korea
The White House should consider the long term in its dealings with Beijing.