Often overlooked in the tumult of Washington’s foreign policy debates is the remarkable consistency of U.S. foreign and trade policies over time. This is due to one immutable factor: American national interests. When U.S. policy moves away from our national interest, not only does it cease to…
Yesterday, hundreds of innocents from all over the world lost their lives in the skies over Ukraine. This horrible tragedy is a clear reminder of how very far from peace this part of the world remains.
Only one capital can end the needless conflict. It's not Washington. It's Moscow.
Before the downing of flight MH-17, many in DC had relegated the ongoing struggle in…
The Asian Studies Center
Introduction: A New View of America's "Near West"
At The Heritage Foundation’s annual B. C. Lee Lecture this year, the Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs summed up perfectly America’s destiny as regards Asia: It is America’s “Near…
While Chinese athletes try to gobble up Olympic gold in London, half a world away Chinese strategists are trying to gobble up vast tracts of contested territory in the South China Sea.
Without strong push back, Beijing may be able to do just that.
You see, Beijing believes many of these South China Sea islands (and their adjacent waters) are “indisputable”…
America’s Enduring Leadership in Asia
America has been engaged in Asia since a few decades after securing its independence.
Its early interest is documented in the 1833 Treaty on Amity and Commerce between the U.S. and the Kingdom of Siam Thailand), and later in the market-opening 1854 Treaty of Kanagawa with Japan. The U.S. has, in fact, been a “resident…
The global financial crisis has had a major impact on perceptions of American power and its relationships in Asia. Many of the perceptions are not founded on facts. Among the facts often overlooked:
American companies invest far more abroad than does all of Asia combined.
For every dollar the U.S. has invested in China it has invested two in Australia…
Backroom deals between members of the governing class and their hand-picked cronies influence the legislative, executive, and regulatory actions of governments around the world. Examples of this ancient form of corruption abound. Government intrusions into the private sector as a partner, financier, or outright owner are not only morally hazardous, but…
President Obama’s impending trip to Asia in April is an opportunity for the U.S. to go beyond mere rhetorical commitment...…
The Foundry’s Israel Ortega will make his debut on NBC’s “Meet the Press” this Sunday.
Ortega will join the show’s...…
Reports today suggest that two of the people traveling on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were using stolen...…
China appears increasingly willing to escalate tensions along its periphery as it asserts its claims over various...…
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is touring Asia this week. He will visit Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam and...…
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s swing through Southeast Asia last week was notable not for the headlines and handshake...…
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations are taking place this week in Malaysia. Here’s a modest suggestion...…
Burma’s neighbors are finally speaking out about the ethnic cleansing occurring at their doorsteps. Both Indonesia and...…
The release of the State Department’s latest Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) revealed that Asia is home to some of...…
Amidst all the regional concerns about North Korea, the Senkaku dispute between China and Japan has continued to...…
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