Standing Up to the Bully in Asia

“When China looks around the world, they see every state as potential fuel for their meteoric rise. When America looks to the world, they see partners seeking to cooperate in an American-dominated international system. Given the disparity in outlooks—and the rise of China’s power—Americans would do well to abandon the naïve sentiments of the idealists and notions about an inevitable “end of history” that culminates with the global embrace of liberal democracy. Instead, we should return to an understanding of realistic American strategic concepts such as “peace through strength.”

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Russia Should Fear China, Not Embrace Them

“China and the United States are on the long road to strategic competition, saddling up to China will not make Russia a great player on the world stage; it will make Russia just another tributary state in the growing Neo-Chinese Empire. Instead, Russia should seek to embrace the West, in order to better defend against their restless Chinese neighbors.”

Trump’s Russia Policy After Flynn

Russia expert Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz writes on where he thinks President Trump’s Russian policy is going in the wake of retired U.S. Army General Michael Flynn’s resignation as the National Security Adviser. Read on for more

Russia’s Designs for Alaska? It’s All About the Arctic.

The Russians have been taking more and more territory globally through a “salami-slice strategy.” Now, Russia has slowly expanded its presence near Alaska. They may actually be poised to lay claim to Spruce Island in Kodiak County Alaska. But, this has less to do with aims of reclaiming Alaska and more to do with their claims on the resource-rich Arctic. Read more to find out why.