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China news and analysis from The Nation
November 30, 2017
Trump Begins to Feel His Way Toward a Post-American World
Whether or not by design, Trump seems to recognize that Xi’s dynamically emergent China has to be accommodated, not resisted.
November 27, 2017
Russia Is Not the ‘No. 1 Threat’—or Even Among the Top 5
By declaring Putin’s Russia to be the greatest danger to America, the political-media establishment itself is endangering US national security.
Stephen F. Cohen
November 21, 2017
About LaVar Ball vs. Donald Trump
In a stable country, we would not be talking about this feud of the blowhards. This is not a stable country.
November 10, 2017
Trump in Beijing—Devoid of a Strategy, While Xi Deploys China’s
Next to Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, and its alliance with Moscow, Washington’s preference for perpetual conflict looks pitifully bankrupt.
October 31, 2017
Trump Goes to Asia—but the Pentagon Gets There First
Mattis confirms policy with Manila, Tokyo, and Seoul before the president’s first trip across the Pacific.
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September 26, 2017
This Is What World War III With China Might Look Like
Spoiler alert: We probably wouldn’t win.
Alfred W. McCoy
September 14, 2017
Hurricane Politics and Climate Change in the Age of Trump
Mark Hertsgaard and John Nichols on Harvey and Irma; plus Alfred McCoy on cyberwar with China.
Start Making Sense
August 23, 2017
Steve Bannon Is Gone, Leaving Behind Only His Worst Ideas
The “Party of Davos” shot down any motions toward economic populism.
Robert L. Borosage
August 10, 2017
Why Trump Is Beating the War Drum—and How It Could Lead to Disaster
It’s sure to win favor among hawks of both parties, while distracting the media and public from his domestic woes—but foreign powers are not backing down.
Michael T. Klare
July 25, 2017
What Liu Xiaobo’s Death Says About China’s Two Futures
China’s president has crafted an increasingly progressive image for himself abroad, while stifling dissent at home.
Gina Anne Tam