The U.S. Military’s Role in Asia in the Age of Trump

by Tim Shorrock Despite the attention being given to America’s roiling wars and conflicts in the Greater Middle East, crucial decisions about the global role of U.S. military power may be made in a region where, as yet, there are… Continue Reading  

Clinton’s Foreign Policy: The Known Unknowns

by Robert E. Hunter Despite the further stresses introduced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week into this most stressful of modern campaigns, Hillary Clinton is still the odds-on favorite to be elected US president. If that judgment is validated… Continue Reading  

Superpower Conflicts Are Driving Tensions in the South China Sea

by Walden Bello The Philippines would seem to have won a major victory against China in a recent international court ruling in the Hague, which voided Chinese claims to parts of the South China Sea claimed by the Philippines and… Continue Reading  

China on the Defensive?

by John Feffer It has not been a good month for China. On July 12, an international court of arbitration at The Hague handed the Philippines a huge victory over China in the struggle over the South China Sea. A… Continue Reading  

How to Arm a “Volatile” Planet

by William Hartung When American firms dominate a global market worth more than $70 billion a year, you’d expect to hear about it.  Not so with the global arms trade.  It’s good for one or two stories a year in… Continue Reading