Beijing’s Long Game
China Is Using You

China is energetically sowing divisions between states and the Federal government.

Taylor Weidman / The Vanishing Cultures Project (via Wikimedia Commons)
Peripheral Vision
Why Mongolian Democracy Is Worth Defending

America’s allies in Asia will draw lessons from how nations like Mongolia fare in the new era of U.S.-China competition.

Jimmy Lai and Martin Lee (r) marching in Hong Kong in 2013.
"America Is Waking Up"
Hong Kong, Beijing, and the US-China Policy Shift

Hong Kong democracy advocates Martin Lee and Jimmy Lai open up about Beijing’s plans, U.S. China policy, and the future of freedom and democracy movement in their city.

VOA
Beijing’s Long Game
Hong Kong Deserves U.S. Support

The people of Hong Kong have done the world a service by dealing a setback to Beijing’s global anti-democratic agenda. The U.S. should back them up.

George H.W. Bush, Lodi Gyari, Tenzin Tethong, and the Dalai Lama (White House photo)
In Memoriam
Making the Case for Tibet

RIP Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari (1949-2018), who worked to build support for the cause of Tibet in the United States, and led negotiations with Chinese officials on behalf of the Dalai Lama.

Getty Images
Values and Interests
China Cracks Down in Xinjiang

Beijing’s intensifying campaign of repression against the Uighurs carries important implications for U.S. interests in Asia.

Chris McGrath/Getty Images
Pushing the Limits
Beijing’s “National Security” Gambit for Hong Kong

If its Indo-Pacific initiative is to be credible, the United States must find way to address Beijing’s projection of ideological influence throughout the region, including Hong Kong.

STR/AFP/Getty Images
Identity Politics
Rethinking “One China”

U.S. policy needs to reflect the fact that Taiwan is central to China’s increasingly assertive ideological as well as military challenge.

AFP/Getty Images
Power and Principles
An Asian Club of Democracies

Democratic backsliding in Asia proves that the time for democratic multilateralism in the region is now.

STR/AFP/Getty Images
Asia's Game of Thrones
The Tibetan Roots of the China-India Border Dispute

How the border fight fits in with Beijing’s broader pressure campaign in Asia, and why it matters to the US.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
© The American Interest LLC 2005-2020 About Us Staff Masthead Submissions Advertise Customer Service Privacy
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.