Asia-Pacific

A Salami Slice for Taiwan’s Security

The U.S. can put a revisionist tactic to its own use in the Western Pacific.

The World’s Most Important Body of Water

More than most, four men shaped the oft-cited “strategic tensions” over the South China Sea.

The Nazi Inspiring China’s Communists

A decades-old legal argument used by Hitler has found support in Beijing.

There's No Easy Fix For Australia's Special Forces Culture

A blistering war crimes report is forcing us to take stock of what the Australian Defence Force asks of its soldiers.

The World Is Never Going Back to Normal

Other countries are learning to live without America. Biden can’t restore the pre-Trump status quo.

Joe Biden Has a Barack Obama Problem

Many leaders in Asia, in particular, remain unhappy with the former president’s foreign policy.

In First, Navy Ship Shoots Down ICBM with SM-3 Interceptor

The test could set the stage for a new framework of missile interceptors in the Pacific.

Time to Rethink Arms Sales to Taiwan

Once, they might have tilted the military balance. Now they just destabilize the region.

China or Your Soul? Pompeo’s Thunder Falls Flat on Corporate Ears

Companies keep choosing to serve the Chinese market — and that’s likely not good news for the Pentagon.

Keep an Eye on Taiwan

The battle over the island may be a Cold War relic, but it will shape the future.

The Future of Chinese Power

The policies and practices of the country’s dynasties offer insights into how modern Chinese leaders may wield their strength.

Why Trump’s Retreat from US Allies Could Have Nuclear Consequences

For decades, America gave allies and partners good reason to shelve their nuclear-weapons efforts.

What Abe Leaves Behind

The security issues facing Japan remain unchanged. Abe's likely successor, Yoshihide Suga, may be forced to confront them on his very first day.

Where the Pandemic Is Cover for Authoritarianism

In Hong Kong and around the world, public-health concerns are being used to excuse extraordinary overreach.

Add Taiwan to the International Atomic Energy Agency

Once a near-nuclear power, Taipei has since been an exemplary anti-proliferator — in cold contrast to Beijing.

Let Japan’s Companies Help

To stay ahead of China, the Pentagon should reach out to allies who have more advanced capabilities than the U.S. Japan is top of the list.