Author Archives: Harry J. Kazianis

The Trump Doctrine Has Foreign Policy Elites Pulling Out Their Hair

But his policies are, in fact, right out of the standard GOP playbook.

The Coming American-Russian Alliance Against China

Why not? A rising power challenging the international order can make even sworn enemies into bedfellows.

Forget War: Containment is the Best Way to Deal With North Korea

If it worked during the high stakes of the Cold War, it can work now, too.

Holding Out Hope for a North Korea Deal

It could still happen despite Kim’s reneging. And if not, containment remains the best approach.

The Biggest Loser From a Successful Trump-Kim Summit: China

A denuclearized North Korea could arrest Beijing’s rise. Here’s why.

Trump’s Geopolitical Hail Mary

The U.S.-DPRK summit is one of the riskiest—and potentially most rewarding—foreign policy moves in history.

North Korea’s Olympics Rapprochement: A Global Scam

Enjoy the games for what they are, a choreographed distraction from what is to come.

A War of Choice With North Korea is an Immensely Dumb Idea

Sometimes we must choose between bad options, but a unilateral strike would be the worst.

Face It, The Mighty U.S. Aircraft Carrier is Finished

The first step is acknowledging that in a standoff, it could lose, and badly.

The World Needs to Prepare for ‘Peaked China’

Bad economics = China won’t be a superpower.

Memo to Trump: Contain North Korea, Don’t Attack It

As the president departs for Asia, the risk of devastating war still looms.

I Fought a War Against Iran—and It Ended Badly

My colleagues and I tested a hypothetical conflict in a wargame. We need to make sure it never becomes reality.