Regions / Asia & Pacific
A short review of some of the lesser known absurdities of 2020.
How to use international law to shape a new approach to China.
How about turning North Korea's nuclear weapons into solar panels?
Instead of wasting scarce funds on the Space Force, the Biden administration should deploy its diplomats to demilitarize space.
A little-known 1939 battle in the Mongolian grasslands helped determine World War II and shape the current geopolitics of Northeast Asia.
In a global pandemic, it is not enough to build a robust response to COVID-19 in the United States alone.
The foreign policy team Biden appoints matters less than the world they inherit, policies they pursue, and the pressure they get from progressives.
Biden can immediately reverse some of Trump's most disastrous decisions. And each one can set the stage for broader progressive foreign policy initiatives.
Biden may tone down Trump's trade war and bring back some limited human rights advocacy, but there may be more continuity than either administration admits.
Even a lame-duck Congress must remember their actions have global consequences too.