Is Trump Headed for a War with China?

by Rajan Menon Forget those “bad hombres down there” in Mexico that U.S. troops might take out. Ignore the way National Security Adviser Michael Flynn put Iran “on notice” and the new president insisted, that, when it comes to that… Continue Reading  

Will Trump Shred the Iran Nuclear Deal?

by Rajan Menon Stack up the op-eds and essays on the disasters that await the world once Donald Trump moves into the White House and you’ll have a long list of dismaying scenarios. One that makes the lineups of most… Continue Reading  

Will the Syria Ceasefire Last?

by Rajan Menon While there are no precise numbers, the carnage in Syria may have consumed as many as 470 thousand lives and forced some 4.8 million Syrians to flee, mainly to Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. So the news that the… Continue Reading  

North Korea Is a Total Nightmare—That South Korea Shouldn’t Fear

by Rajan Menon Those who have talked recently with South Korean foreign-policy and national-security experts will have noticed that they are quite apprehensive. There are at least three explanations for this. The ongoing political controversy around President Park Geun-hye is… Continue Reading  

How to Stop Kashmir from Spiraling into All-Out War

by Rajan Menon Kashmir has again become the venue for a confrontation between India and Pakistan. On September 11, militants attacked an Indian military post in Poonch, and on September 18, another in Uri—both towns in Indian Kashmir. They infiltrated… Continue Reading