Regions / China
It's blustery nationalism plus the conventional pieties of the foreign policy establishment.
The president apparently wants to put the U.S. on a permanent war footing to sustain his unpopular presidency.
Trump's leading foreign policy advisers are obsessed with Iran and making dangerous moves from East Asia to the Middle East.
Despite Trump's tough talk, his crude and narrow vision of foreign policy has created huge opportunities for China and Russia.
As the Trump administration tries to do damage control in Asia, Korean women are leading a movement to re-define their country's relationship with Washington.
China may bully its neighbors, but turning foreign territorial disputes into a superpower conflict between nuclear-armed rivals would be a huge mistake.
When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
Though better known for his brutal war on drugs at home, the Philippine leader's volatile, one-man diplomacy could up-end 70 years of U.S. dominance in East Asia.
The latest attacks on journalists and news organizations by corrupt populists are contributing to a global rollback of fundamental rights.
As the Olympic games in Rio draw to a close, another set of games will begin: military exercises between the United States and South Korea to prepare for a possible armed conflict with North Korea.