Is America Sleepwalking Into World War III?
With tensions heating up between America and Russia over the war in Ukraine, the stakes could hardly be higher. Proponents of the war argue that Ukraine can prevail, and that Russia will be forced to concede defeat. A chorus of skeptics, largely but not solely based in the GOP, argues that America runs the riskMORE
Are America and China Headed for Military Conflict?
A suspected Chinese spy balloon has exacerbated tensions between America and China. Is conflict inevitable? Or can it be headed off? Do the two sides have more incentives, particularly in the economic realm, to cooperate than is often assumed? To address these critical questions, the Center for the National Interest invited two leading foreign affairsMORE
Clean Energy and Strategic Competition in the Indo-Pacific
As U.S.-China relations deteriorate, energy—and clean energy—have moved increasingly to the center of their geopolitical and economic competition. The Biden administration has worked closely with U.S. allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific to address some issues, such as supply chain dependencies, but has struggled to compete with Beijing’s efforts to establish China as the region’sMORE
Is Escalation in Ukraine Inevitable?
Six months into the war between Ukraine and Russia, neither side shows any sign of pushing for negotiations for a peaceful settlement. Instead, the United States and Europe are sending further weaponry to Ukraine, and Russia is announcing that it is expanding its territorial ambitions in the region. Moscow has made hints of further escalation,MORE
A Changed and Changing Japan
The recent assassination of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe shocked Japan and its allies, but also highlighted the degree to which Japan’s position in the region and world has changed since Abe’s first premiership began in 2006. Upper house parliamentary elections in the wake of the assassination have given the ruling party a wideMORE