China

To Reboot Arms Control, Start with Small Steps

Stop accusing. Set aside questions of structure. Start talking.

'Esper's Lie?' I Don't Think So

After nearly a generation of dominating focus on counterinsurgency operations, the U.S. military is underprepared in 2020 for great power competition.

Washington Should Avoid a Self-Inflicted Wound in the Sinai

Withdrawing from the Multinational Force and Observers might be penny-wise, but would certainly be pound-foolish.

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.

Chief of Naval Operations Outlines Future for Drones, Minicarriers

The fleet may need fewer large aircraft carriers but more ships that can carry aircraft.

Keep an Eye on Taiwan

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

How China Outsmarted the Trump Administration

While the U.S. is distracted, China is rewriting the rules of the global order.

Harris and Pence Failed the Global Leadership Question

People vying to become, or stay, vice-president should be ready to explain their vision of America’s role in the world.

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.

To Deter China, Extend New START

A new arms race with Russia will drain funds from the forces that influence and deter Beijing.

Analysis: How Trump’s TikTok Deal Helps China

The deal doesn’t really address data or privacy concerns. It does help regimes attack U.S. companies.

Guam Becomes a Living Laboratory for Pentagon’s ‘Connect-Everything’ Experiments

US INDOPACOM and the Air Force are testing new networked warfare solutions in the region right now.

Esper's Convenient Lie

The defense secretary's claim that the two decades of countering violent extremism left the U.S. under-prepared for a near-peer fight doesn’t hold water.

The Air Force Needs a New Non-Stealthy Bomber

There are important things the B-1 and B-52 do that the B-21 won’t.

Nobody Wants America to Rule the World

Foreign confidence in the U.S. is sinking even faster than the share of Americans who see the benefits of engagement beyond our borders.

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.