Trump’s Tough-love Policy for China

President Donald Trump is doing a huge favor for Chinese leader Xi Jinping — and he should keep doing it. His administration’s increasingly hard-nosed policies can steer China away from a course that is leading inevitably to outright conflict with the West. Avoiding a U.S.-China war would be a genuine win-win outcome, not another of the rhetorical charades that, up …

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Scrap the Third Communique With China, Keep the Six Assurances to Taiwan

By Joseph Bosco President Donald Trump has not hesitated to tear up international commitments made by his predecessors if he determines they are not in America’s national interest. That was the fate of the Paris Climate Accord, the Global Migration Accord, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the U.S.-Korea trade agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan …

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A Mini-Marshall Plan to Retain Allies

By Joseph Bosco Belize, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Nicaragua, Palau, Paraguay, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Solomon Islands, Eswatini, Tuvalu. Those are the names of 16 governments that rarely make the international news unless they suffer some natural disaster — or, in the case …

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Kissinger’s Historic China Policy: A Retrospective

By Joseph Bosco Henry Kissinger continues to amaze. Now 95, the former secretary of State under President Richard Nixon was recently interviewed for the 50th anniversary of the Wilson International Center for Scholars. Kissinger’s remarks show why he is justly considered one of the foremost strategic thinkers of our time, as awe-inspiring for their erudition as his …

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Win the Trade War with China to Deter a Real War

By Joseph Bosco President Trump just took the latest escalatory move in a trade war the United States and China are vigorously waging as either a proxy for a shooting war, or a run-up to one. The outcome of the trade confrontation, and the lessons it teaches, will greatly influence the likelihood of actual conflict in the future. …

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The ‘Taiwan Card’ and its Role in US-China Relations

By Joseph Bosco  When two U.S. Navy destroyers passed through the international waters of the Taiwan Strait in early July, the head of China’s Taiwan affairs office accused Washington of “playing the Taiwan card.” At the end of August, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen made “stopover” visits to Los Angeles and Houston on her way to …

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Trump Must Set ‘America Firm’ Course with China to Protect Taiwan and US Interests

By Joseph Bosco China scholars and policy practitioners increasingly are accepting a painful and long-denied reality: four decades of Western engagement have failed to induce critical changes in the domestic and foreign policies of the Chinese Communist Party. But the experts still avoid facing the logical follow-on reality: Sustainable peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific require …

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China’s Wealth Lures Nations to Shun Taiwan, Ignore Persecutions

By Joseph Bosco The People’s Republic of China has successfully defied the international order and is relentlessly remaking it in its own mold. Nothing demonstrates that dangerous reality more vividly, or sadly, than continued global regressions in the cause of human rights and democracy. It once was hoped that engaging China’s communist regime, and welcoming it …

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