Competition between the United States and China over control of the South China Sea took center stage this week as President Obama opened up Vietnam to greater U.S. arms sales while China’s military intelligence chief met with a senior Russian general.
The conduct of U.S. foreign policy and the debate it has triggered in this presidential election year form the backdrop for Michael Mandelbaum’s timely and provocative Mission Failure.
Unlike policymakers and practitioners who are immersed in the daily process of advancing America’s interests overseas—some more successfully than others—academics such as Mandelbaum, a Johns Hopkins University professor, have the luxury of observing the policy process without having to defend it.
The U.S. technology company Apple, Inc. is spending $1 billion in China for a ride-hailing application, and the investment is raising concerns among security analysts who say the company will be cooperating with Chinese security and intelligence agencies after spurning the U.S. government in a recent terrorism case.
China’s military underwent a major restructuring last year in a bid to prepare its military for conflict, the Pentagon said in its latest annual assessment of the Communist Party-controlled People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
China is building up intermediate-range ballistic and cruise missiles that pose a growing threat to Guam, the strategic Pacific island that is central to the U.S. military pivot to Asia, according to a congressional report made public Tuesday.
The U.S. Navy sailed a warship near a disputed reef in the South China Sea on Tuesday in the latest move to challenge maritime claims made by China and other countries in the region.
Nearly two dozen lawmakers sent a letter urging the Commerce Department to keep sanctions on Chinese company ZTE for allegedly doing business with Iran.
A senior House Republican this week called on the Obama administration to shift its policy toward Taiwan in the aftermath of China’s refusal to allow the aircraft carrier USS Stennis to make a port call in Hong Kong.