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March 1, 2017

South Korea
Expanding South Korea’s Security Role in the Asia-Pacific Region

South Korea has much to lose if it does not help Southeast Asia address regional flash points such as disputes in the South China Sea.

October 31, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Sovereignty Wars

Protecting sovereignty while advancing American interests in a global age

March 1, 1999

Japan
The U.S.-Japan Alliance

During the Cold War, the U.S.-Japan alliance was at the core of the American presence, power, and prestige in the Asia-Pacific region. When the Cold War ended, many questioned whether the alliance wo…

August 7, 2017

United States
California Governor Jerry Brown meets with Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang California Seizes Climate Leadership After Trump Abandons Paris Accord

In an article recently published by Foreign Affairs, I examine how California has demonstrated its growing influence on the international stage as the United States under President Donald J. Trump ha…

July 6, 2017

Trump Foreign Policy
Trump in Poland Trump in Warsaw: Introducing “Nationalist Internationalism”

In his major speech in Poland today, President Donald J. Trump pledged that the United States will work with its allies to defend “Western civilization” from “dire threats to our security and way of …

June 15, 2017

Religion
Counter-protesters at anti-Sharia rally The Rise of Ethnonationalism and the Future of Liberal Democracy

I recently moderated a panel for the 2017 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop. The panel featured Jocelyne Cesari, Jack A. Goldstone, and Pankaj Mishra, and together we discussed the rise of eth…

June 12, 2017

United States
Trump pumps fist as he departs for golf course Trump's "Sovereignty" Canard

In justifying his decision to renounce the Paris climate agreement, President Donald Trump on Thursday cited the need to defend U.S. sovereignty. This is a red herring if ever there was one. 

June 6, 2017

Oceans and Seas
Guterres at UN The Ocean Conference Trump’s Climate Pull-Out Imperils the World’s Oceans

Among its many casualties, the U.S. defection from the Paris Climate Agreement endangers the world’s oceans. This week more than 5,000 participants are gathered at United Nations headquarters in New …

June 1, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
Trump_Paris Agreement Trump’s Catastrophic Climate Decision Imperils the Planet—and Hastens American Decline

In withdrawing the United States from the historic 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, President Donald J. Trump fulfilled one of his most prominent campaign pledges. But far from making America “great aga…

May 25, 2017

Global Governance
Trump and Macron shake hands at NATO leaders summit Facebook Live: What to Expect from the G7 Summit

To preview the Group of Seven (G7) Summit, which will be held in Italy from May 26 to 27, I sat down with my friend and CFR colleague James M. Lindsay, senior vice president and director of studies. …