How are Asian countries responding to the steady erosion of U.S. power in the region? And how is China playing its hand?
While the U.S. President grandstands, the Chinese leadership changes global power dynamics – by stealing a page from American history.
The U.S. abandoning the Iran nuclear deal is the height of folly. It aligns Iran with China, and away from Europe.
We must accept that North Korea is a nuclear power and rely on nuclear deterrence while normalizing relations in the process.
The U.S. and China may seem completely out of step – but face many of the same challenges.
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.
U.S. pressure on China to “do something” about North Korea results from the Trump team’s lack of regional knowledge.