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October 13, 2020

Should U.S. Foreign Policy Focus on Great-Power Competition?

Foreign Affairs | We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces on great-power competition. To complement these articles, we decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take...

October 10, 2020

Defending Taiwan is growing costlier and deadlier

The Economist | Rousing music accompanies the h-6k, a hulking Chinese bomber, as it sweeps up into a pink sky. Moments later, its pilot presses a red button, with the panache and fortitude that only a People’s Liberation Army (pla) officer could muster, and a missile streaks towards the island of Guam...

October 9, 2020

Panel: Pace of Navy Freedom of Navigation Operations Stressing Force

USNI News | Freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea puts stress on the fleet when the Navy could use that time more effectively “to train up for high-end conflict,” a national security expert who served in the Trump administration said Friday...

October 4, 2020

China, Foreign Affairs, and the Anti-Ideology Delusion

RealClear Politics | The China challenge has revived an old and often arid quarrel about the relationship in foreign affairs between ideas and interests...

September 24, 2020

Expert Panel Tells Lawmakers U.S. Needs to Do More to Counter Chinese Pacific Expansion

USNI News | EPalau’s recent offer to permit the United States to build bases and airfields could provide a model for Washington to use to counter China’s territorial claims in the Pacific, a senior security expert told the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday....

September 23, 2020

“Korean neutrality between the US and China… What really energized China”

VOAKorea | A former U.S. Department of Defense official warned that if South Korea takes neutrality between the US and China, which are in a battle for supremacy, it will in fact lean towards China, and if it tries to walk the so-called tightrope, it will be dangerous...

September 23, 2020

“Neutrality between the US and China is on the side of China” … US former official warns of Korean tightrope

Naver | A former U.S. Department of Defense official warned, "Korea is on a dangerous tightrope between the United States and China," and warned that "taking a neutral position is actually on the side of China."....

September 23, 2020

Former senior US official “If Korea takes neutrality between the US and China, it will be interpreted as being energized by China”

ZeitenwendeWendezeiten | If South Korea takes neutrality between the United States and China, it would in fact be interpreted as being on the Chinese side, a former senior U.S. Department of Defense official said. Analysis has also been raised that South Korea is choosing a strategic ambiguity between the United States and China. Reporter Kim Young-gyo reports.....

September 6, 2020

Elbridge Colby on China’s Expanding Military Influence

C-SPAN | Elbridge Colby, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense in the Trump administration, talked about the new Pentagon...

August 31, 2020

US declassifies Taiwan security assurances

Financial Times | The US has declassified documents that provide more detail on its security assurances to Taiwan, as Washington seeks to counter