The Trump administration is still trying to define what "America First" means for U.S. citizens and U.S. allies.

What Do America’s Allies Think of ‘America First’?

In the midst of increasing uncertainty over the strategic direction of the United States, President Donald J. Trump added a new wrinkle when he announced that Washington would be withdrawing from the Paris climate accord that was signed by over 190 nations in 2015. Predictably, international and domestic reaction was swift and vocal. European leaders…

In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) March 15, 2009 in the Indian Ocean.

Is China Winning in the South China Sea?

After the Philippines, the United States has also softened its approach to China while the rest remains silent. Ever since the United States announced its “pivot to Asia,” many have characterized the region as the scene of another Cold War rivalry, with China replacing the Soviet Union as the main contender for the United States.…

No matter if the international relationship with Pyongyang results in war or diplomacy, all roads forward lead to the abyss.

Why Nobody Wins in a War over North Korea

As the 2017 Korean crisis shows no signs of de-escalating, fears of the Korean War resuming continue to grow. On April 28, North Korea conducted a failed missile test only a day after President Donald Trump warned about the possibility of a “major, major conflict” on the peninsula over the North’s nuclear program. The test’s…

F/A-18E Super Hornet prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

How America and China Could Stumble to War

WOULD A Chinese leader barely in control of his own country after a long civil war dare attack a superpower that had crushed Japan to end World War II five years earlier by dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? As American troops pushed North Korean forces toward the Chinese border in 1950, Gen. Douglas…