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- Feb 17 20175 minutes
How Trump Is Making China Great Again
A world without a new U.S.-led trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region means that an increasingly powerful China will step into the void.
- Feb 24 20171 hour
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A semi-comprehensive list of the business concerns that may influence the president during his time in office
- Jan 5 20178 minutes
Donald Trump’s Asymmetric War on the Establishment
There may come a day when we look back at the intense, instantaneous interest that Donald Trump’s tweets once produced and we chuckle, noting how President Trump’s Twitter postings, now shorn of their novelty, generate roughly as much attention as a
- Dec 26 20162 minutes
Donald Trump’s Newworld Disorder
The post-World War II global order is a great U.S. achievement. It should not be imperiled
- Dec 23 201615 minutes
Inside the Conflict Zone
The president-elect is issuing statements to world leaders that radically depart from U.S. foreign policy, and benefit his family’s corporate empire.
- Jan 6 20177 minutes
Trump’s Swaggering Sparks War Talk from China
How Beijing reads the president-elect’s flirtation with Taiwan.
- Dec 27 201628 minutes
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- Jan 2 20172 minutes
Asia: Trump’s Shock Doctrine Will Make China Even Stronger
IN THE YEAR AHEAD, THE GREATEST CHALLENGE TO THE Asia-Pacific region will come early and it won’t be from within. Jan. 20, 2017, President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day, will be a key turning point that initiates a major strategic realignment in th
- Dec 20 20167 minutes
Donald Trump’s Post-Cold War Vision of U.S. Foreign Policy
“The day of the chess player is over,” the businessman once wrote.
- Dec 5 20166 minutes
The Long Fall Of Taiwan
The island once had a seat on the UN Security Council. Now a simple phone call with its leader is international news.
- Dec 6 20167 minutes
‘Trump Has Already Created Lots Of Chaos’
A Chinese scholar argues that the U.S. shouldn’t touch Taiwan—just like China wouldn’t back separatists in Texas or Hawaii.
- Jan 2 20176 minutes
Award-Winning Chinese Human Rights Journalist: ‘This is a Calling, Not a Career Choice’
Twenty-six-year-old journalist Zhao Sile won a Hong Kong Human Rights Press Award for her 2016 story, "The Fate of Chinese Rights NGOs."
- Dec 16 20164 minutes
Taiwanese Wonder If They're Just a Chip for Donald Trump in Negotiating With China
"What Trump is doing now might be a maneuver...He tries to make China nervous by befriending Taiwan, and then he can get a better deal with China."
- Dec 19 20163 minutes
Foreign-Policy Poker With Donald Trump
Mayberry Machiavellis. That was the sharp and memorable term coined by John DiIulio in 2002 to describe those staff in the George W. Bush White House who imagined themselves cunning—but actually bungled everything. There needs to be an update for the
- Dec 2 20165 minutes
So, Why Can't You Call Taiwan?
President-elect Donald Trump has committed a sharp breach of protocol—one that underscores just how weird some important protocols are.
- Feb 4 20173 minutes
‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Wins Some Japanese Hearts, Infuriates Others
The new US Defense Secretary tried hard to reassure America's Japanese ally that Trump means no harm. Some were not impressed.
- Feb 20 20175 minutes
Taiwan and the Trumpian Uncertainty Principle
Core to Donald Trump’s appeal, both at home and abroad, is that he doesn’t seem to care how he’s supposed to behave. He certainly doesn’t fuss over offending Chinese nationalist sensibilities. This perhaps explains, in part, his curious adventure in