By Lake Dodson // A significant cap on carbon emissions without the risk of relying on an undependable energy source would be a literal lifesaver for India. India’s overall carbon emissions nearly doubled from 2005 to 2016, negatively affecting two enormous national industries that directly impact the health of the Earth: agriculture and fishing. For them and six of the world's wealthiest nations, the answer is simple: Thorium Oxide.
America Should Counter China with Multilateralism
By Christopher Ynclan Jr. // China has gradually isolated itself in the Asia-Pacific through its belligerent wolf warrior diplomacy and maritime ambitions.
NATO is Not a Good Model for the Indo-Pacific
By Vincenzo Caporale // Southeast Asia wants to manage China’s growth, not be pressured into a situation where it must choose sides.
Evergrande and the Limits of “Common Prosperity”
By Noah Schwartz // Western commentators hoping that the Evergrande crisis is a sign of Chinese decline are mistaken. The CCP will neither let Evergrande blow up or bail them out.
India is Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place
By Shravan Krishnan // On one hand, India claims Russia has “legitimate security concerns” on the Ukrainian border. On the other hand, India is becoming increasingly close with the West.
The Big Lesson from Kazakhstan: Politics is About People
By Patrick Fox & Alison O'Neil // Kazakhstan’s unrest has shown that politics must be viewed not only through the lens of great power competition, but also through local economic and political concerns.
AUKUS Sub Deal: Implications for the Nuclear Arms Control Regime
By Shravan Krishnan // Even the presence of nuclear-powered submarines presents a variety of challenges for Australia. Would these submarines be permitted to dock in New Zealand, a sworn opponent of nuclear proliferation with whom Australia maintains significant interoperability and operational overlap? Would these submarines be more obvious to Chinese passive sonar in the South China Sea than their diesel power counterparts?
How (and How Not) to Handle China in the Pacific
By Connor Woodin // China’s military build-up, aggressive attitude in international waters, contested territory claims and new trade deals have weakened the United States' position in the Pacific. Although the United States is down, it is not out yet. The United States is still the world's largest economy and one of, if not the most, influential nations in the world. These determinants mean that the United States can recover its position if it plays its cards right.
Time to Reconsider the US-Pakistan Relationship
By Rishab Chatty // Keeping Islamabad's unacceptable behavior in mind, it makes little sense to continue providing Pakistan with the support America has in the past. Instead, Washington should prioritize forming stronger partnerships with countries such as India, which would make a great ally as a result of shared interests against China.
Afghanistan: Balancing Responsibility with Restraint
By Kateryna Halstead / When it comes to forging “grassroots” alliances, the kind which were predominant and key to tactical gains in Afghanistan, the United States cannot be relied upon to protect the people on the ground.