Articles by Ted Galen Carpenter

Worried Dragon

There’s no shortage of issues that could derail the U.S.-China relationship: North Korea, Iran, Taiwan, rising protectionist sentiment in the United States. Ted Galen Carpenter reports from Beijing.

Bush's Bizarro World

The president says that under no circumstances should the United States negotiate with “terrorists and radicals.” But if it’s okay to chat with Libya and North Korea, then why not Iran or Syria?

McCain's Folly

Democrats are unfairly taking John McCain’s now-infamous “one hundred years” in Iraq statement out of context. But that doesn’t mean that what the senator intended to say actually made sense.

Persian Pitfalls

A poll has revealed that most Iranians want closer ties with the United States, more democracy—and nuclear weapons. Why Washington should tread carefully in its dealings with the Islamic Republic.

Staying Alive

Is a state by any other name still a state? Nations’ risky operations to maintain de facto status.

Ted Galen Carpenter

NATO's West Bank Nightmare

While everyone’s daydreaming about the next presidential election, seems some are misbehaving at the margins. The administration’s visions of NATO troops in the West Bank are alarming.

Strait Talk

Some say the KMT victory in Taiwan’s legislative elections will put an end to rocky relations with the mainland. But the truth is both of Taiwan’s parties—as well as its people—have drifted far away from the regime in Beijing.

A View to a Coup?

Advocates of toppling the mullahs in Iran need a stiff dose of reality.

Ted Galen CarpenterJessica Ashooh

Future War: Taiwan

A plausible scenario for a Sino-American clash in the Taiwan Strait.

Ted Galen Carpenter

Rethinking Non-Proliferation

Some states are more equal than others. America's non-proliferation strategy should reflect this reality.

Ted Galen CarpenterCharles V. Peña

Coming Home

President Bush's decision (on Monday, August 16) to withdraw a significant portion of America's military presence in Europe and East Asia is an essential first step in ending the international military subsidies the governments of these regions have