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Michael Auslin

Michael Auslin

Michael Auslin, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., is the author of The End of the Asian Century (forthcoming, Yale).

With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington and getting ready to address a joint meeting of Congress, the long-awaited "revised guidelines" for the U.S.-Japan...

A few weeks ago, I wrote about North Korea's nuclear breakout, and that the U.S. government was finally beginning to acknowledge the degree to which...

One of the great enablers of China's rise in Asia has been the fear of smaller nations to oppose its increasingly coercive behavior. Facing the...

When Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, arrives in Washington D.C. late this month, the cherry blossoms will have just dropped. According to U.S. and Japanese...

Washington-based security analysts not surprisingly interpret almost everything through a parochial lens, seeing how it affects America and domestic interests. Such an approach sometimes can...

Even a few months ago, nuclear war still seemed passé, an artifact of the Cold War, or derided as a fading dream for neoconservatives who...

Just a decade ago, only fantasists would have dreamed up headlines such as "Japan, Indonesia Strengthen Defense Ties," or "Australia-Japan Military Ties Are a 'Quasi-Alliance.'"...

Compared to relations with Israel, Washington's ties with another key ally, Japan, remain strong, though some of the same personal dynamics come into play. As...

Twenty years ago today, Japan suffered its worst terrorist atrocity, the sarin gas attack on Tokyo's subways by the religious cult known as Aum Shinrikyo....

My post yesterday on foreign and domestic criticism of President Obama's so-called pivot to Asia elicited responses including those that faulted me for focusing on...

Thanks to some bold rhetoric and high-profile visits over the past years, Barack Obama’s Asia policy has by and large been seen as a bright...