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Troubled Waters
Troubled Waters
Chinese Warships Spook Taiwan in South China Sea

The transition from the passive Obama administration to the combative Trump administration has given Beijing the perfect opportunity to throw its weight around in the South China Sea.

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Chinese Drone Seizure Spooks Manila

Beijing’s seizure of a U.S. research drone may be a test of American resolve, but it has also set off alarm bells in Manila.

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Militarization of South China Sea Proceeds Apace

New satellite imagery confirms that China has installed weapons on its artificial islands, despite Beijing’s official denials about militarization.

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Russia, Iran, and Inland Seas

A bastion strategy for the second nuclear age.

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Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.


We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

Alliances and Allies

It’s time our allies, and our foreign policy establishment, engage with our President’s worldview on its own terms.

Minya Attack

28 Copts killed in point-blank attack on pilgrims.

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