February 20, 2018Southeast Asia
The U.S.-Indonesia relationship has often disappointed. It’s time to rethink U.S.-Indonesia ties and try to achieve real security goals, rather than make bold plans for cooperation that never come to…
February 15, 2018China
According to a recent Foreign Affairs article, U.S. policy toward China has failed. Two senior Asia officials who served in the Obama administration, my good friends Kurt Campbell and Ely Ratner (who…
February 12, 2018China
China's balance of payments data doesn't show any material increase in the pace of offshore lending.
February 6, 2018Nigeria
The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, signed into law the establishment of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) in October 2017. The NEDC’s mission is to lead the reconstruction and development of Nigeria’s northeast.
January 25, 2018Diplomacy and International Institutions
Those attending Davos would be wise to realize that some of Trump’s populist message may be right. Likewise, the president must recognize that “making America great again” requires the U.S. to shape …
January 26, 2018United States
Though declaring the United States "open for business," President Trump affirmed his preference for bilateral trade. And while trying to reassure the world that "America First does not mean America a…
January 18, 2018Sub-Saharan Africa
Seventy-eight former U.S. ambassadors to African countries (including me) have signed a public letter to the president asking him to "reassess" his views on Africa and its citizens.