Project Syndicate: The Illusion of a Rules-Based Global Order
Brahma Chellaney argues that the idea of a global rules-based order is an illusion.
Japan Times: Time for U.S. pivot on North Korea?
An argument for a harsh US response to any surprise “Christmas gift” from North Korea.
Carnegie Moscow Center: What the End of the INF Treaty Means for China
An assessment of what the end of the INF Treaty means for China.
ASEAN Today: Bangkok’s balancing act: Is Thailand really in lockstep with China?
An argument that Thailand is working to balance its relationships with the US and China.
Asia Times: Is anti-Americanism rising again in South Korea?
A prediction that there will be a return of anti-Americanism in South Korea in 2020.
Council on Foreign Relations – Year in Review 2019: The U.S.-China Tech Cold War Deepens and Expands
An assessment of US-China technology competition suggests that it will continue to grow in 2020.
The Atlantic: Inside the Collapse of Trump’s Korea Policy
Uri Friedman assesses the collapse of the Trump administration’s approach toward relations with North Korea.
38 North: Stop Trying to Define “Denuclearization” and Just Start Doing It
A tutorial on how to think about “denuclearization” on the Korean Peninsula.
The Strategist: Russia’s growing interests in the South China Sea
An assessment of Russia’s engagement in Southeast Asia.
The Interpreter – Chart of the week: Global trade through a US-China lens
A chart that shows how China has replaced the US as the major trading partner for other countries.