China has gradually isolated itself in the Asia-Pacific through its belligerent wolf warrior diplomacy and maritime ambitions.
Southeast Asia wants to manage China’s growth, not be pressured into a situation where it must choose sides.
The EU is closer than ever and could finally accomplish important reforms. However, this moment is finite and precarious.
Regardless of how the war in Ukraine impacts Russia’s influence in other corners of the world, one thing is clear: its stock in Africa is still on the rise.
Despite Finland and Sweden both moving to join NATO, Finland appears to be working far more diligently to do so.
Risking a nuclear conflict with China undermines the livelihood and prosperity of all. But such a choice can and should be avoided in the foreseeable future.
In order to accomplish its national interests, the United States will need to support the “Finlandization” of Ukraine.
When it comes to Taiwan, America can only protect its interests if it commits in a transparent manner to a diplomatic resolution rather than a military one.
Ukraine is important to U.S. national interests, but war with Russia is not the right way to defend them. Such a war would be a human and financial catastrophe.
With limited communication between Washington and Moscow, it is wise to clearly lay out America’s intentions and goals. President Biden should not be ashamed for taking the end of the world off the table.