Russia mobilizes in Syria while China militarizes the South China Sea, filling a power vacuum created by an absent America.
Whatever the future holds, the high-water mark for freedom in Hong Kong may already be in the rear-view mirror.
It turns out that Beijing is not the only player in the burgeoning strategic competition in Southeast Asia.
The sine qua non of deterrence is convincing Pyongyang that the United States has overwhelming conventional and nuclear power and is willing to use it to defend its interests.
Those who oppose Abe’s new security bill must ask: What is their duty as a rich and blessed country?
The mark of a true working relationship is to make progress in the areas of disagreement. And here, sadly, there was no good news at all at today’s press conference.
President Obama must convey to Chinese President Xi Jinping that the United States will impose costs should China continue to step up its aggression abroad and repression at home.
While China will continue to intercept and track American vessels operating in their near seas, this is no reason for the United States to avoid contested spaces out of fear of confrontation and allow international waters to be recognized as de facto Chinese.
As Xi Jinping strolls up the literal red carpet at the White House tomorrow, US naval vessels should be sailing within 12 miles of China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea, and American aircraft should be flying overhead.
It is time for a new realism in US-China relations. Such realism begins with an official acceptance that we are locked in a competition with China that is of Beijing’s choosing.