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Say Yes to a Balance of Power in Asia

New alliances won't lead to another World War I.

Can Obama Save His Mighty Pivot to Asia?

Not by racking up frequent flier miles, he won't.

Defending Japan and the Philippines Is Not Entrapment

The United States has a strong interest in standing with its allies against Chinese expansionism.

Korean and Japanese Legislators Working Together

Despite often tense relations, legislative exchanges have occured between the two for decades. Deepening that aspect of the relationship could be constructive.

Let Asia Go Nuclear

America has pushed its allies to refrain from developing nuclear weapons. Counterintuitively, that's making nuclear deterrence less reliable.

Bring China Into TPP

Beijing's participation in the landmark Asian trade talks would be good for America.

Japan and Korea: Friends at Sea

Relations on land are tough. But cooperating against piracy far away is one way to move forward.

China Not Full of Raging Nationalists

Beijing often suggests its hands are tied by widespread patriotic fury. Polls suggest otherwise.

How to Calm Asia's History Wars

Tales from World War II are tearing East Asia apart. 

Can China Rise Peacefully?

If the China continues growing rapidly, the US will once again face a potential peer competitor, and great-power politics will return in full force.

Rusty "Cauldron"

A new book on the South China Sea struggle misses the mark.

Russia and Vietnam Team Up to Balance China

Like many, Moscow is hedging its bets in Southeast Asia.

Nuclear Zero After Crimea

The path got longer—but the arguments are still sound.

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April 21, 2014