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China

China’s Transatlantic Wedge Strategy
Interview

China’s Transatlantic Wedge Strategy

European Parliamentarian and former co-chairman of the German Green Party Reinhard Bütikofer speaks with American Purpose about Beijing’s Europe strategy and how the EU isn’t even close to getting over Trump’s offenses.

Reinhard Bütikofer, Gary J. Schmitt, Craig Kennedy
How Democracy Makes America Great

How Democracy Makes America Great

Two longtime servants of American democracy make the case for the greatness that lies within the system.

Arch Puddington, David J. Kramer
Dressing for Dinner

Dressing for Dinner

We can’t reclaim our place at the head of the table if we’re dragging our grandfathers’ State Department behind us. The first in a series of three articles from the author’s forthcoming book.

Michael McFaul
The Peace Illusion

The Peace Illusion

There’s a good reason the century-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has not been solved: it can’t be.

Michael Mandelbaum
Southeast Asia’s Balancing Act
Books

Southeast Asia’s Balancing Act

China’s dominance over the region is by no means inevitable, but Washington has yet to figure out how to play the game.

Charles Dunst
Picking Up The Pieces

Picking Up The Pieces

Should he win the presidency, Joe Biden will need to pursue a "two-speed" strategy to restore American prestige abroad.

Stephen R. Grand
To Compete With China, We Need the Liberal International Order

To Compete With China, We Need the Liberal International Order

The Trump Administration was not wrong in singling out China as a rising threat. But it was wrong in how it chose to confront it.

Hal Brands
The Birth of a Dangerous New World

The Birth of a Dangerous New World

The next President will find it increasingly difficult to contain the spread of nuclear weapons in three key theaters.

Michael Mandelbaum