An overview of the difficult diplomatic and legal consequences.
The US Conducts the First South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation of the Trump Era, But It Was “Off the Record”
The Trump administration may have authorized its first "freedom of navigation operation" in the South China Sea, but no U.S. government officials will go on the record to provide details.
Why Is the US More Likely to Sanction Chinese Companies for Supporting Iran than for Supporting North Korea?
Treating China lightly for its support of North Korea is consistent with the approach of the Bush and Obama administrations, but it makes little legal or strategic sense today.
Congress can and should insist that the Taiwan Relations Act remains the guiding framework for U.S. policy toward Taiwan.
As the U.S. Considers a North Korea Strike, Let’s Not Forget that China Has Promised to Defend North Korea from an Armed Attack
As tensions between the United States and the DPRK continue to rise, too few analysts are considering the danger of China intervening militarily in response to a U.S. strike on the DPRK’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.
For the Chinese government, no principle of international law is more sacrosanct than non-interference in the domestic affairs of other states. So why hasn't it yet condemned the U.S. missile strike on Syria?
Recent intemperate comments by a National Security Council official appear to have stemmed from a minor but non-trivial mistranslation of comments made by China's Ministry of National Defense.