China Is Every American Politician’s Favorite Scapegoat

American politicians are using China as a scapegoat for America’s problems.

Why Pick On China?

Iran v. the US: Who is the Rational Actor on the Nuclear Question?

Because some things are worth reinforcing.

Was Obama’s ‘Afghan Surge’ A Failure?

To much fanfare, President Obama announced a shift in Afghan War policy in December 2009. There’s little evidence it’s worked.

Signs Of Trouble In The Chinese Economy

Signs are brewing that the Chinese economy is slowing down significantly.

2,000 Deaths Later, Americans Have Put Afghanistan Behind Them

The candidates aren’t talking about the war in Afghanistan very much, but that’s mostly because the American people don’t want them to.

What About Afghanistan?

The war in Afghanistan has not been a topic of discussion in the Presidential campaign, but that’s largely because there’s not much left to talk about.

Signs Of Political Change In North Korea?

Some interesting developments in Pyongyang.

A Comparative Note on Amendment Processes

We, as Americans, tend to have a limited knowledge of the institutional variation that exists across democratic systems around the world.

China’s Economy Cooling Down?

China’s economic engine may be sputtering.

Chen Guangcheng Deal Struck, No Thanks to Chen Guangcheng

The blind Chinese activist who daring escape from house arrest set off a diplomatic brouhaha that grabbed the world’s attention is about to get his wish to come to America.

Did The United States Betray Chen Guangcheng?

What seemed like a diplomatic success has begun to unravel very quickly.

The Day After In North Korea

Is the world ready for a post-Kim North Korea?

North Korea Threatens “Special Actions” Against The South

Another round of threats from North Korea.

American Troops Posed With Taliban Corpses

The consequences of ten years of war?

China Will Continue Buying Iranian Oil

There’s a big hole in the latest sanctions against Iran.

Two Asias

“Asian” has an entirely different connotation in the UK than it does in the US.

American Soldier Kills At Least 15 Afghan Civilians

A tragic incident in Afghanistan that’s likely to have tragic consequences.