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Michael R. Auslin

Michael R. Auslin is the Payson J. Treat distinguished research fellow in Contemporary Asia at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, the author of Asia’s New Geopolitics and host of the Pacific Century podcast.

International

What does Ukraine really mean for Taiwan?

There has been no serious debate over whether Taiwan, a rapidly aging society, can defend itself

By Michael R. Auslin

China

China and Russia are an alliance of disruptors

Prospects for global destabilization are greater than at any time since the last gasp of Soviet adventurism

By Michael R. Auslin

China

The China reckoning

The China ‘struggle’ that Xi lays before the world will define the next generation of American foreign and security policy

By Michael R. Auslin

China

Ending our corporate dependence on China

A recent bill addressing forced Uyghur labor is a good step

By Michael R. Auslin

China

America needs more than ‘guardrails’ with China

The Biden-Xi summit revealed only the irreconcilable differences between Washington and Beijing

By Michael R. Auslin

China

The Sino-American War of 2025

A future history

By Michael R. Auslin

China

Biden should embrace Britain’s new Indo-Pacific strategy

The need to invigorate and defend a community of free nations in the Indo-Pacific is increasingly evident

By Michael R. Auslin

Europe

President Trump’s support for Taiwan is welcome

The US government has done more than most to enhance ties with Taipei

By Michael R. Auslin

China

The world puts an * next to China

The asterisk is the powerful symbol of a new era of distrust

By Michael R. Auslin

China

Geopolitical jockeying in a time of pandemic

It’s business as usual in Asia’s vital seas

By Michael R. Auslin

China

The West’s failure to create a Huawei alternative

Britain has accepted a massive security risk in return for Chinese 5G. How should America respond?

By Michael R. Auslin

A new emperor, a stable Japan

The world’s oldest monarchy bolsters a modern miracle

By Michael R. Auslin

China

China’s war on Islam

Beijing has been ruthlessly willing to use technology and force against the Uighurs

By Michael R. Auslin

China

China vs America: the espionage story of our time

Why aren’t spy stories sexy anymore? The revelations last year that Beijing destroyed America’s espionage ring inside China a few years ago, including executing a number of US informants, got a brief flurry of attention and then subsided beneath the waves. News reports of American bureaucrats arrested for passing information to the Chinese have also barely raised […]

By Michael R. Auslin

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