Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College
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The coming Taiwan crisis
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan threatens a pattern of escalation that could quickly get out of control, writes Minxin Pei.
Can the US win the new Cold War?
The United States can claim some strategic success against its rivals in a new cold war, but its biggest challenge might be at home, writes Minxin Pei.
The Ukraine war could trigger a nuclear-arms race in Asia
Russia’s war in Ukraine has strengthened the risk of growing nuclear weapons arsenals in Asia, dangerously undermining the region’s strategic stability, writes Minxin Pei.
The legacies of Nixon's China diplomacy, 50 years on
Fifty years ago this week, Richard Nixon became the first US President to visit China. Two leading Chinese scholars reflect on the legacy of one of the biggest geopolitical shifts of the Cold War.
How China views the Ukraine crisis
China, temporarily reduced to on onlooker, is watching the Ukraine crisis anxiously as Xi hedges his bets on Putin's aggressive diplomacy, writes Minxin Pei.