China has established a seven-decade-long record of strategic caution and a preference for diplomatic and paramilitary rather than military solutions to national security problems.
With its short-term focus on what currently occupies the American mind (North Korea), the U.S. is actually playing into China’s hands in Asia.
In recent years, many American leaders have grown cavalier about nuclear war, especially with Russia, but there is also risk of a devastating conflict with China.
Overcoming nationalistic barriers is more urgent than ever for pro-Western Asian countries.
Beijing’s approach to Hong Kong is part of the surge in Chinese nationalism engendered by economic success.
Hong Kong was the last significant Western colonial possession. Its handover to China marked the rise of Asia.
Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy goes far beyond his house.
Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao is a personal power grab that won’t make the Philippines safer.
Just like China may grow old before it gets rich, Modi’s hoped-for manufacturing boom in India may not happen due to the onset of automation.