In Depth: Asia Pacific and Barack Obama

19 Sep 2016

America Rising: Indispensable Again in Asia

China’s aggressive militarism, slowing economy, and indecisive leadership has renewed America’s status as a welcome and indispensable force for prosperity and security in Asia.
18 Nov 2015

Dissidents, Scholars, Human Rights Activists Call for Obama to Urge Rights Reform During Hanoi Visit

On the eve of Obama's trip to Hanoi, leading intellectuals, dissidents, and human rights activists request Obama use the Asia summits to call for the government of Vietnam to respect human rights.
29 Apr 2015

Japan PM Abe’s Visit to Washington—and California

Prime Minister Abe capped off his Washington visit with a historic address to Congress today, but his four-day visit to the West Coast could be equally critical to his agenda to rebrand Japan.
20 Jun 2013

US Double Standards on Human Trafficking

The Obama administration fails to condemn its allies for enabling human trafficking, but it's quick to condemn hostile regimes.
27 Aug 2014

Unamerican?: The Fate of Deported Non-Citizen Criminals

Having served their time, they would now be free—were they citizens. Instead they were deported to their parents’ homeland, to live in limbo in essentially a foreign country.
1 Jan 2010

Letter from the Editor: January/February 2010

of governments, not people. There is, to be sure, a venerable strain of liberalism ...

30 Aug 2013

Cyber Kleptomaniacs: Why China Steals Our Secrets

President Obama has declared that proliferation and state supported cyber espionage are the leading points of contention with Beijing. But does Beijing need to steal secrets to compete?
1 Sep 2010

The Real Reset: Moscow Refights the Cold War

Washington thinks it's gotten a fresh start with Moscow. In fact, our old adversary has merely fallen back into its old Cold War habits.
23 Nov 2016

A New Way of Looking at China

Despite the display of diplomacy between President Obama and China’s Xi Jinping, China’s behavior has deteriorated as it has done for the past two decades. Will President-elect Trump reverse that decline?
22 Feb 2016

Obama Administration's Secret Overture to North Korea

Having apparently dropped the denuclearization precondition to talks with North Korea, the Obama administration has exposed a major North Korean vulnerability, and strengthened the US position.
6 Oct 2014

For Hong Kong, Nothing Is Better Than Something

The new election laws Beijing has proposed for Hong Kong might look like an improvement, but in reality both the current and the proposed system represent “fake democracy.”
18 Mar 2014

Michelle Obama’s ‘Non-Political’ Trip to China

As Michelle Obama heads for China this week with her mother and daughters, she’s being criticized for steering clear of Beijing’s political victims. Yet the example she sets will be helpful.
13 Feb 2013

The Grand Universal Illusion

Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times has it wrong. North Korea has isolated itself, and China's engagement policy hasn't worked. China pursues its self-interest, and that has little to do with American sentimentalities.
14 May 2013

Desperate Chinese Appealing Directly to Obama

The longstanding Chinese tradition of petitioning the government for justice has become so mired in official abuse and harsh retaliation that many now send grievances to the White House.
20 Jun 2013

US Double Standards on Human Trafficking

The Obama administration fails to condemn its allies for enabling human trafficking, but it's quick to condemn hostile regimes.
1 May 2012

Defending Chen Guangcheng is Defending the US

President Obama—and Republicans, for that matter—should see the Chen incident as a chance to discuss the real reasons why we have troubled relations with China’s communist state.
11 Mar 2014

Replace Failed Diplomacy with Sanctions on North Korea

Beijing thinks some dialogue with North Korea is better than none, but both this approach and Washington's cold shoulder have failed. The US should tighten sanctions.
10 Jul 2013

Talking to a China in Disarray

Since Nixon’s visit to Beijing, the US has talked to China in every conceivable format, yet relations continue to strain. It’s time for American leadership to show strength rather than conciliation.
8 May 2012

Helping China Build a Stronger Military

Washington’s attempt to placate Beijing has led to a dangerous level of military exposure, as the Chinese defense minister’s tour of US facilities this week shows.
26 Apr 2012

Washington’s Soft Line on Chinese Weapons Sales

The Obama administration should take a harder line on apparent Chinese sales of military equipment to North Korea.
12 Dec 2011

Washington Still Can’t Talk Honestly About China

It's time for Washington to talk honestly about its strategic efforts to curb Beijing's expansionism.
3 Feb 2010

Ignore Beijing's Bluster

of the People's Republic of China, thus sending the message that America is weak ...

26 Oct 2011

Did We Lose in Iraq? No, and Here’s Why.

a vast slum in Baghdad that’s home to millions of people. If the United ...

1 Aug 2011

Evil Hands of Government: From the Chinese Rail Crash to Obama's Justice Department

classification review right now. Small wonder, then, that people everywhere—the ...

1 Jun 2010

A Glimpse of the Future?

Korean agents, killing all 115 people on board.” “Usually,” summarized ...

10 Mar 2011