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Foreign relations of the People's Republic of China

An Asian Security Standoff

An intense security competition is under way in East Asia. Beijing and Washington must take care to ensure that this competition does not give way to entrenched bloody-mindedness or even outright violence.

Chinese Nationalism and Its Discontents

China must choose between kowtowing to domestic nationalism and submitting to a peaceful rise. Lately, nationalist belligerence has ruled the day. Washington is overreacting, encircling China. A latent rivalry ratchets up to dangerous levels.

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.

Commentary

The Sources of the Sino-American Spiral

Almost all of China's foreign-policy options would lead to more conflict with America—and vice versa.

World Has Not Stopped for Syria

While America focuses on the Middle East, troubling developments continue in Asia.

Implementing the Chinese Dream

A senior Chinese official lays out Beijing's goals abroad under Xi Jinping

Blogs

Globo-Cop

Why China can't threaten the U.S. anytime soon.

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April 20, 2014