Michael Auslin

Eighty years later, World War II is fading from historical memory

29 October 2022 12:03 am

With worries about inflation, the war in Ukraine, and tension over Taiwan, it’s easy for Americans to forget that we…

Welcome to the age of nuclear blackmail

27 October 2022 1:16 pm

Vladimir Putin’s recent announcement that he was not bluffing about using nuclear weapons against the West in his war on…

What has Pelosi’s Taiwan trip wrought?

8 August 2022 12:31 am

In becoming the highest-ranking American politician to visit Taiwan in a quarter-century, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has become the dominant…

What Ukraine means for Asia

18 April 2022 5:45 pm

If Asia has entered the debate over the war in Ukraine, it is primarily through questions over the role China…

Why China has its eye on the Falklands

16 April 2022 6:00 pm

Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine has paradoxically heightened China’s global reputation, if only because it has not yet invaded a…

What does Ukraine really mean for Taiwan?

2 March 2022 1:55 am

No one should think that Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine means that Xi Jinping will decide to use force against…

China and Russia are an alliance of disruptors

21 February 2022 4:00 pm

Four years ago, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping made pancakes together in Vladivostok while thousands of their military forces conducted…

The growing bond between Moscow and Beijing

19 February 2022 9:00 am

The growing bond between Moscow and Beijing

The China reckoning

4 January 2022 3:15 am

Fifteen years ago, I remarked to an acquaintance over lunch that it looked like China might eat America’s lunch in…

Ending our corporate dependence on China

13 December 2021 2:39 pm

In the toxic world of American politics, the bipartisanship showed by the House of Representatives last week in overwhelmingly passing…

America needs more than ‘guardrails’ with China

17 November 2021 1:22 pm

As recently as a week ago, there was talk that Monday night’s virtual summit between President Joe Biden and Chinese…


Biden should embrace Britain’s new Indo-Pacific strategy

17 December 2020 1:48 am

While final negotiations on the UK’s relationship with the EU continue to drag, No. 10 is moving rapidly to expand…


Taiwan, the WHO and the tactical struggle in US-China relations

12 May 2020 2:18 am

Over the coming weeks, a battle between Washington and Beijing over the inclusion of Taiwan as an observer at the…

The world puts an * next to China

29 April 2020 7:09 pm

When Donald Trump publicly called into question China’s Covid-19 death rate claims at a recent White House press conference, the…

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Geopolitical jockeying in a time of pandemic

8 April 2020 1:18 am

You might think a global pandemic and the worst crisis since World War Two would lead to a welcome, if…

The West can only blame itself for failing to prepare for Huawei

29 January 2020 3:20 am

With Boris Johnson’s government deciding to allow Huawei into Britain’s ‘non-core’ 5G networks, London is charting a new path for…

Britain’s Huawei gamble is sure to anger Donald Trump

25 April 2019 11:52 pm

Just hours after Donald Trump’s long-delayed state visit to Britain was finally confirmed, reports surfaced that Theresa May and her…

Making China great again

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Most reporting on Jeremy Hunt’s visit to China this week went little further than his slip of the tongue in…

The war in the shadows

27 May 2017 9:00 am

I once spent an evening, back in the mid-1980s, with William Colby, the legendary spy and director of the CIA.…