Washington Worries China Is Winning Over Thailand

Bangkok has grown tired of Washington’s chiding over democratic backsliding and human rights abuses, highlighted by coup attempts in 2006 and 2014, the second of which temporarily led the United States to suspend military aid and put current Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha in power. Some in Washington (and inside […]

U.S. Restraint Has Created an Unstable and Dangerous World

However, restraint was not reciprocated. As the United States reduced its defense spending to the lowest share of GDP since 1940, Russia and China embarked on the largest military modernization and expansion programs their countries had seen in generations. They bullied their neighbors (or in Russia’s case, attacked and occupied […]

WTO Clinches Deal Aimed at Reducing Global Overfishing

Santiago Wills, who chaired the negotiations and serves as Colombia’s ambassador to the WTO, hailed the agreement on Twitter Friday as a “great contribution to Ocean sustainability, fisheries, and the livelihoods of millions of people.” Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) had been negotiating the deal for more than […]