Is Trump Getting America Ready for War?

March 24, 2017

Donald Trump apparently wants to put the US on a permanent war footing to sustain his unpopular presidency. So, let me see if I’ve got this right. North Korea has been pushing its ally China to rein in the United States. Pyongyang is worried that Washington is about to launch a preemptive...

Indonesia’s Dealmaker in a Trump-Led Asian Order

March 15, 2017

Caught up in the South China Sea tensions between Washington and Beijing, Indonesia needs to rethink its foreign policy approach. President Donald Trump's administration has brought an increased probability of rivalry between the United States and China in the South China Sea. This has created...

In Defense of Chinese “Expansionism” in the South China Sea

March 14, 2017

China’s “expansionist” ambitions in the South China Sea should be understood through the lens of its history of military inferiority and defeat. Much has been made of China’s actions in the South China Sea in recent years. These actions have, in various quarters, been labeled...