Written by Gordon Houlden. The retreat of the Republic of China (ROC) government and its armed forces to Taiwan did not occur in a strategic vacuum. The somewhat suppressed struggle between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party of China (CPC) between 1937 and 1945 was subsumed in the global […]
Written by Rizwan Zeb. On August 21st, American President Donald Trump issued his Afghanistan and South Asia policy. He had no concrete solution to America’s Afghanistan problem. On Pakistan, however, he was clear. In his speech, he stated that Pakistan provided safe haven to terrorists and shelter to […]
Written by Rodrigo Zeidan. US President Donald Trump was right to accuse China of manipulating its currency – before changing his mind. The same charge, however, could have been levelled from anywhere in the world.
Written by Greg Wright. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un are playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship. North Korea got the world’s attention – and Trump’s – when it successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time on July 4. In response, the United […]
Written by Henrik Selin. President Trump’s much-anticipated decision to exit the Paris Agreement on climate change strikes another blow against the current multilateral international order by his administration and reinforces its America First stance toward the world.
Written by James Samuel Johnson. After decades of peace, East Asia is racked with tension – and its two dominant military powers are jostling for supremacy in an extremely alarming way. The US and China are accumulating increasingly advanced military systems to enable and enhance the assets they […]
Written by Kerry Brown. For all the focus on high strategy and grand geopolitical narratives, at the end of the day summits between global leaders are largely lost or won according to the personal chemistry that exists between the principle players. Ronald Reagan famously got along with the […]