China’s Global Critics Are Helping It Win
Beijing won’t tolerate dissent at home. But when foreigners criticize its geopolitical tactics, it listens.
Can American Values Survive in a Chinese World?
A new book looks at the China challenge for the United States—and China itself.
Xi Jinping Has Embraced Vladimir Putin—for Now
But the Russia-China flirtation may not last forever. As in the classic novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms,” the Chinese can be calculating about alliances.
The Tyrannical Mr. Trump
If the U.S. president is impeached and removed from office, don’t expect him to accept the result.
Xi Jinping Is the Life and Soul of the Party
The Chinese president’s ambitions can’t be separated from the CCP’s ideology.
The U.S.-China Cold War Is a Myth
The 20th century’s great standoff doesn’t explain the emerging dynamic between Washington and Beijing.
In Japan and South Korea, Trump Boxed Himself In
The United States is not making progress in its trade war with China or in nuclear talks with North Korea.
From Pariah to Pawn
Trump helped make Kim Jong Un a global statesman. Now China is using him to antagonize the United States.
Can China Deliver a Better Belt and Road?
Beijing promises greener and fairer projects, but it has to keep its promises at home as well.
Vietnam’s Quiet New Autocrat Is Consolidating Power
President Nguyen Phu Trong is drawing from Xi Jinping's playbook.
Nowhere to Run in Xi’s China
The Chinese leader’s cult reaches into the most remote regions of the country.
I Mastered Xi Jinping Thought, and I Have the Certificate to Prove It
Study of the leader’s half-baked ideas is increasingly compulsory in China.
China’s Great Leap Backward
For decades, the country managed to avoid most problems suffered by dictatorships. Now Xi Jinping’s personal power play risks undermining everything that made China exceptional.