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 13, 2018United States
“Nobody really knew what to expect when Donald Trump became U.S. president. Would he disrupt the status quo or maintain it? Blow himself up or escape unscathed? One year in, the answer is yes,” write…
February 9, 2018United States
I sat down with the FT's Matt Klein for an Alphachat podcast on the international provisions in the December tax reform.
December 22, 2017China
The recent spate of articles and books on rising Chinese influence in the Australian and New Zealand political systems has prompted U.S. officials, journalists, and others to take a harder look at ho…
February 1, 2018South Africa
Crispian Olver, a former senior South African government official, long-time ANC activist, and author of the new book How to Steal a City: The Battle for Nelson Mandela Bay, joins John Campbell to discuss the pervasive corruption in South Africa known as "state capture" and the state of the African National Congress.
January 24, 2018Lebanon
In testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee last November, I raised some doubts about U.S. military aid to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). My main concern was that the LAF "is increasingly i…
January 16, 2018Sub-Saharan Africa
His racist and anti-African rhetoric is likely to strengthen the hand of those in Africa that would see their countries turn away from the West and towards more authoritarian governments, like those of Russia and China.