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Putin, Xi Vie for Influence at Central Asian Summit

The leaders of Russia and China were in Kazakhstan on Wednesday for a regional summit, seeking to harden anti-Western alliances and press their influence in the strategic Central Asian region. Russian President Vladimir Putin touched down in the Kazakh capital of ...

Beijing’s South China Sea Duel With the Philippines is a “Dress Rehearsal” for Taiwan, Says Former (and Possibly Future) Trump Aide

Matt Pottinger, one of conservative Washington's most outspoken China hawks, called for a much more forceful U.S. response to the ongoing territorial disputes between Beijing and Manila in the South China Sea. In a speech on Tuesday at the Heritage ...

Philippines Says It Agrees With China to ‘De-Escalate’ South China Sea Tensions

By Pam Castro The Philippines and China agreed on Tuesday to "de-escalate tensions" over the South China Sea, Manila said, following a violent clash in the disputed waters last month. Manila and Beijing have a ...