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North Korea Fallout
North Korea Fallout
China Between a Rock and a Hard Place

China has few attractive options regarding North Korea.

North Korea Fallout
Fearing Norks, Japan Plans Missile Defense Upgrade

Make no mistake: these anti-missile upgrades ultimately represent a failure on Beijing’s part to rein in its ally.

North Korea Fallout
US-South Korea to Deploy THAAD

China, predictably, isn’t happy. Neither is Russia.

North Korea Fallout
U.S. Brings South Korea and Japan Together for Missile Defense Drills

Beijing’s unwillingness/inability to keep North Korea in line leaves it sidelined.

North Korea Fallout
North Korea Restarts Plutonium Production

The development is going to be especially problematic for China.

North Korea Fallout
South Korea and Japan to Collaborate on Missile Defense

Since North Korea conducted a nuclear test in early January, we have watched Japan and South Korea move closer to the United States and to each other.

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Beijing and Moscow Object to U.S.–Korea Missile Defense Collaboration

How will the U.S. and South Korea respond?

North Korea Fallout
China Promises to Prevent War on Korean Peninsula

Japan and South Korea have been calling on Beijing to step up the pressure on Pyongyang.

North Korea Fallout
Norks Successfully Launch Sub Missile

Analysts expect Kim to officially declare his country to be a nuclear power next month.

North Korea Fallout
Another Nork Nuke Test On Its Way?

Amidst reports of coming North Korean nuclear and missile tests, South Korea doesn’t think China is taking its fears seriously enough.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

The Trump Administration is likely to comply.

demographic transformation

The millennial urban boom may be coming to a close. This could have major consequences for America’s politics and geography.

A Heavy Lift

No, probably not. But President Trump may have trouble lifting them in the first place.

Delivering on Promises

TPP, NAFTA, and a special deal with the UK: Trump’s first week will be a busy one.

WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

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