Why Germany Should Love a World Dominated by America

Which country is more powerful: Russia or Germany? At first glance, the question seems random. Why those two countries? And what is the point of asking? As it turns out, the answer reveals why an American-dominated world order is so important to preserve.

How China and Russia Could Defeat the U.S. in War

Despite maintaining military supremacy—albeit by a smaller margin than in recent decades—the U.S. could still lose wars against China and Russia, both of which have developed concepts of defeating a more powerful America in armed conflict.

China’s Growing Hawkishness

Jessica Chen Weiss, a professor of government at Cornell University, explores how hawkish the Chinese public is in a new and important article in the Journal of Contemporary China. The article, titled “How Hawkish Is the Chinese Public? Another Look at ‘Rising Nationalism’ and Chinese Foreign Policy,” finds that the Chinese public is quite hawkish—in fact, perhaps more so than its leaders.

U.S. Warships Pass Through Taiwan Strait Amid China Tensions

Shiyu, or Lion Islet, which is part of Kinmen county, one of Taiwan's offshore islands

TAIPEI (Reuters) – The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday in the first such operation this year, the Taiwan government said, as it increases the frequency of transits through the strategic waterway to the concern of China.