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Economy of the People's Republic of China

U.S., China and Thucydides

How can Washington and Beijing avoid typical patterns of distrust and fear?

Oil Dependence As Virtue

In short, a world that doesn't need oil may also be a world that doesn't need the United States.

Dollars & Sense

Pundits across the political spectrum have been busy making pronouncements about the “real” financial and political costs of the war in Iraq. Most of them are just blowing smoke. In TNI’s Realist, Grover Norquist and Dov Zakheim separate fact from

Cell Phones in the Hindu Kush

Al-Qaeda’s resurgent and it’s putting itself back together on the Afghan-Pakistan border. How are U.S. efforts stacking up? A trip to the region.

All the World's A Stage: America's Image in the Muslim World

"Simply put, America’s image in much of the Muslim world remains abysmal." With the deepening and unrelenting challenges we face in the Middle East, how much has America’s image in the Muslim world declined?

The Friend of My Enemy

The road to a solution for America’s Iran problem runs through Moscow. How to think about the costs—and benefits.


China: Mao or Markets?

Reading the revival of leftist rhetoric in Beijing.

Offshore Control vs. AirSea Battle: Who Wins?

The final salvo between proponents of dueling U.S.- China war strategies concludes.

Is China Doomed?

It'll be very hard to rebalance the economy as the old paradigms fall apart.


The Basic Predicament for the U.S. in China's Rise

America tries to contain China, even as the two countries become inextricably linked.

Books & Reviews

Stalin, An Incompetent Realist

Marxists are not alone in stressing that the wellsprings of a state's foreign policy almost always come from its domestic social, economic, and political systems, a perspective that has been reinforced by the recent arguments.

Weighing Anchors

Walter Cronkite, A Reporter's Life (New York: Alfred A.

Another Country, Review of David Horowitz's Radical Son: A Journey Through Our Times

While both Rosenblatt and Horowitz have had second thoughts about the 1960s, their assessments of this fateful decade are strikingly different.

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April 20, 2014