Vietnam’s Strange Ally in Its Fight With China
The Russian oil giant Rosneft is quietly backing Hanoi in its clash with Beijing.
While Trump Isolates the U.S., It’s ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ for the Rest of the World
Globalization is alive and well. It’s just the United States sitting on the sidelines.
China’s Hidden Navy
The evidence shows that supposed fishing boats around contested islands are part of an extensive maritime militia.
America Loves Excusing Its War Criminals
Bitter memories of impunity for U.S. soldiers still rankle even close allies.
How Richard Holbrooke Represented America’s Best and Worst Impulses
On the podcast: George Packer, in conversation with Stephen M. Walt, on America’s long-serving diplomat.
For the Poor, Falling Poverty Numbers Aren’t Always Good News
Chronic poverty may be on the decline, but too many families still face cyclical poverty.
Once Upon a Time, Americans Believed in America
A new biography of Richard Holbrooke is a portrait of an era when the United States was at the center of the world—and assumed it should be.
Vietnam Wants Western Politicians, Not Western Politics
As Hanoi welcomes Trump, it shuts down a key reformist think tank.
At the Hanoi Summit, Trump Should Hold Himself to His Own Standards
A freeze-for-freeze deal is exactly what the administration once swore it would not accept.
Hanoi Is Happy Cozying Up to Trump
At the U.S.-North Korea summit, the host may be the biggest winner.
Why America Lost in Afghanistan
Successive U.S. administrations failed to heed the lessons of a forgotten counterinsurgency success story from Vietnam.
Vietnam’s Quiet New Autocrat Is Consolidating Power
President Nguyen Phu Trong is drawing from Xi Jinping's playbook.
Vietnam Is Winning the U.S.-China Trade War
As Beijing loses business, Hanoi's picking up the pieces.
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.