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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).

Max and Peter have already discussed the scale and meaning of President Obama’s recently revealed defense budget cuts. Yet there are so many different interpretations...

Max’s questions about why John Kerry is paying far less attention to helping tamp down the tension in Asia are echoed throughout the region. On...

Given that this is the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, comparisons to pre-conflict Europe in 1914 are abounding. Most have little historical...

Since Beijing established its controversial air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over a large part of the East China Sea last November, the Obama administration has...

The defense budget debates in Washington over the past several years always took place in a vacuum: rarely, if ever, were discussions on how much...

As many have noted, Hillary's best moment last night was her answer to the final question. What crisis had she faced and how did...

News that a 38-year old U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant had raped a 14-year old Okinawa girl over the weekend ripped open barely healed wounds from...

If, like me, you are waiting to eat in Beijing's first kosher restaurant—opened in anticipation of hordes of Jewish spectators at the Olympics—you probably hope...

Japan may no longer be the next great superpower, but its traditional culture remains one of the world’s great treasures. Next time you’re in...

As expected, former Seoul mayor and Hyundai executive Lee Myung-bak seems handily to have won yesterday's South Korean presidential election. Exit polls have him...

Whatever the reason for the Chinese refusal to let nine U.S. Navy ships dock in Hong Kong, one casualty of the "misunderstanding" has been U.S....

It’s seven months late, but we shouldn’t let 2007 pass without noting that it marks a milestone in American Jewish history. Although the first...