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Hal Brands

Hal Brands is the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

Where is America Going in the South China Sea?

The new National Security Strategy talks tough — but here are the options the United States actually has, and the pros and cons of each.


America’s Allies Are in Decline. Here’s How the US Should Adjust

As global power shifts, Washington needs a new strategy, and a new way of managing its alliances.