If China wants to do something drastic, President Tsai Ing-wen told me, “Xi has to weigh the costs. He has to think twice.”
His engagement with Beijing in 1979 was shaped by U.S. superpower rivalry with the Soviets. Today, his Cold War adversary is China itself.
North Korea’s moves to develop tactical nuclear weapons show that the slope toward a new era is steepening.
The assassinated Japanese leader was the visionary architect of a vital security alliance in the Indo-Pacific region.
The Nobel Prize–winning journalist Maria Ressa in conversation with The Atlantic’s executive editor, Adrienne LaFrance
Images of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games after six days of competition
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine makes the frightening possibility of China seizing control of the island more real.
South Korea has repeatedly suppressed the spread of the virus and kept deaths to relatively low levels.
Xi Jinping’s first and only priority is political security, making a quick reopening almost untenable.
As China prepares to host the Winter Games, it can count on the tacit support of majority-Muslim countries.
During World War II, the American dream was exported across the world, one SPAM can at a time.
Two of the country’s most notorious political families are teaming up for the upcoming presidential election to consolidate and control power.
How sending 100-pound care packages to family in the Philippines became a cherished diasporic practice
The American monopoly on international rule-writing is facing its stiffest challenge since the fall of the Soviet Union.
Democracies are no longer as worried as they once were about offending a fragile Beijing.
A cold war is already under way. The question is whether Washington can deter Beijing from initiating a hot one.
The United States has allied with Britain and Australia to form a new anti-China grouping.
A small Hong Kong newspaper illustrates how Beijing uses the tools of a free society to suppress freedom itself.
A massive theme park in Ankara, Turkey, closed after less than a year of operation, sits abandoned, a symbol of ambition, waste, and political turmoil.
Beijing’s gloating over America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan masks a deeper anxiety.