China is beset by crises of growth, while the U.S. struggles with crises of decline. Could this create an opening for a more decentralized international system?
The American Empire Runs Through the Compact States
U.S. officials envision imperial roles for Palau, the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.
The Climate Legacy of the British Empire
As the global media obsessed over the royal succession, one-third of Pakistan, a former British colony, was underwater.
Will 2022 Mark the Turning Point in the Climate Crisis?
Carbon emissions continue to rise, but this year the international community might finally be getting serious about climate change.
Taiwan and the Virtues of Ambiguity
In her effort to change the status quo with Taiwan, Nancy Pelosi might get just the war that she wants to prevent.
The Impacts of RIMPAC on Okinawa and Japan
The latest military exercise exacerbates the patriarchal and racialized defense cooperation between Washington and Tokyo.
Guam: The Sharpening of the Spear’s Tip
Washington puts the island of Guam, but not the people of Guam, at the center of its military strategy in the Pacific.
End the Korean War and Stop the US-China Arms Race
Rising tensions in East Asia between the United States and China make another catastrophic war just one incident or accident away.
The Plot Against America
They say comedy is tragedy plus time, but it is clearly too soon for the events of Jan. 6 to be presented as comedy.
With RIMPAC, South Korea Expands Its Military Footprint
Wherever the South Korean military expands its capabilities, protesters are there to confront it.