Korea’s leaders have headed off war — for now — and may have set the stage for US regional influence to grow at China’s expense. (May 2018)
The US keeps steering toward a collision course with North Korea. (August 2017)
Tensions rise as the US and South Korea conduct their annual rehearsal of an assault on the North. Meanwhile, the South may elect a president who promises to dial back the belligerence. (April 2017)
Recent US conflict with North Korea takes place in new context. China’s rise — and the relative decline of the US — have put all the relationships in East Asia in flux. (2013)
Review of Richard McGregor’s The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers • Harper Perennial, 2012
Yesterday, millions of Chinese participated in the annual Qingming Festival. Traditionally, Chinese would take this spring day to sweep the Continue reading
A broad spectrum of Tibetans rose up for freedom in 2008. Many wanted to go beyond the Dalai Lama’s call for autonomy within the Chinese state.
Obama escalates military threats in order to send a signal: The US won’t tolerate North Korea’s pursuit of a nuclear deterrent (2013).