Indo-Pacific

Marksism – No. 70: Alasdair MacIntyre, North Korea, Afghanistan
Marksism – No. 70: Alasdair MacIntyre, North Korea, Afghanistan

In this episode, the editors discuss articles about Alasdair MacIntyre’s recent talk about human dignity, whether according to international law Afghanistan was a US ally before the Taliban takeover, and on the possibility of an end-of-war declaration with North Korea.

Is Now Really the Time to Declare a Formal End to the Korean War?
Is Now Really the Time to Declare a Formal End to the Korean War?

There is increasing chatter in the Washington Beltway about the possibility of offering the North Korean regime an “end-of-war declaration” without preconditions. This would be a mistake.

Biden Administration Needs to Face Reality: China Is an Enemy
Biden Administration Needs to Face Reality: China Is an Enemy

While the Trump administration took on China and the Biden administration continued many of those policies, including investments in Pacific allies to deter Chinese abuses, efforts are falling woefully short.

The United States and China - Elbridge Colby
The United States and China

During Providence’s Christianity and National Security Conference, Elbridge Colby discussed US-China relations.

On Taiwan: Goal Clarity, Strategic Tacitness, and Tactical Ambiguity
On Taiwan: Goal Clarity, Strategic Tacitness, and Tactical Ambiguity

“Strategic ambiguity” does not accurately describe the US policy on Taiwan that has been executed by successive Republican and Democratic administrations over the past 40-some years. A better description would be “strategic tacitness.”

Weifeng Zhong and Christine McDaniel Discussion on Forced Labor in China
Weifeng Zhong and Christine McDaniel Discussion on Forced Labor in China

Weifeng Zhong and Christine McDaniel of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University discuss forced labor in China and its implications for the United States.

Common Prosperity or CCP Prosperity? The Real Motivation Behind China’s Wealth Redistribution Plan
Common Prosperity or CCP Prosperity? The Real Motivation Behind China’s Wealth Redistribution Plan

Chinese President Xi Jinping has revived a decades-old term to refer to a key goal that China is now eager to achieve: “common prosperity.”

Don’t Assume Russia and China Will Fumble Afghanistan Crisis
Don’t Assume Russia and China Will Fumble Afghanistan Crisis

The Afghanistan crisis may cause problems for China and Russia, but these countries also have opportunities and could avoid the possible pitfalls.

China-Taliban Tango Encourages Unholy Marriage
China-Taliban Tango Encourages Unholy Marriage

China is brimming with optimism about the Taliban in Afghanistan. But a bombing that killed scores of people, including 13 American troops, outside the Kabul airport on August 26 has led many to distrust the Islamic group’s promise to not let anyone use the land-locked country’s soil to target another.