Alarm bells are ringing a mere three months into Donald Trump's US presidency. The two global flashpoints, Syria and North Korea, are worrying enough. More troubling still are America's relations with Russia and China. These are now mired in angst, uncertainty and...
By JOHN MARKOFF and MATTHEW ROSENBERG Robert O. Work, the veteran defense official retained as deputy secretary by President Trump, calls them his “A.I. dudes.” The breezy moniker belies their serious task: The dudes have been a kitchen cabinet of...
The navies of India, Japan and the United States began a set of war games on Monday with a particular target: submarines capable of sliding unannounced into the deep waters of the Indian Ocean, silently taking positions near the...
US leaders are increasingly worried that China is gaining influence over traditional American allies, as the rising Communist power charts a more aggressive foreign policy course. Those concerns are primed most recently by the new South Korean president's decision to...
When President Trump meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Argentina later this month, the escalating tension between the world’s two global powers will face a crucial test. If China wants to avoid an all-out cold war with the United...
Chinese warships will join Vladimir Putin’s navy in the Baltic Sea on Friday ahead of war games which are being watched closely by Western powers. The drills, which are a sign of both the growing reach of the Chinesemilitary and closer strategic...
Reagan administration used tech-based planning to leapfrog Soviet Union on missile defense. What worked for 'Star Wars' program can helped cut China's innovation edge in drones, chips. Trump's focus on balanced trade should be scrapped in favor of...
China is getting serious about cracking down on North Korea with punishing economic sanctions — or at least it’s trying to make it look that way. This week China abruptly cut off seafood imports from North Korea in accordance with new...
By Frederick Kuo Throughout the last five centuries, Africa has existed in the Western imagination between two polarized extremes. One is the Africa that exists as treasure trove of spoils, a source of...
China and India have been locked in a military standoff in a remote section of the Himalayas for a couple of months. At first it appeared to be the latest of the minor clashes that have flared between the...

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Seven myths about China

We are on the cusp of serious ­debates about the implications for Australia and the whole Asia-Pacific world of the vast increase in Chinese...

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