Abraham Denmark, Foreign Affairs

Abraham Denmark

Foreign Affairs

Washington, DC, United States

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  • Foreign Affairs
  • The Wilson Center
  • Brookings
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Past articles by Abraham:

Why China Wants More and Better Nukes

China is expanding its nuclear arsenal, a move that might lead China to take more risks with its conventional forces. → Read More

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Announces Resignation

Abraham Denmark, Asia Program Director: "Abe Shinzo’s resignation will have major implications not just for Japan itself, but also for the rest of East Asia and for the United States. Abe has been one of Japan’s most consequential Prime Ministers since the end of the Second World War. Under his leadership, Japan has taken on the role of geopolitical leader in East Asia and has withstood… → Read More

The Promise and Perils of Historical Analogy: What the Pacific War Can, and Cannot, Tell Us About Asia Today

> "As we mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Pacific War, the instinct to look back and attempt to learn lessons from the past is inescapable. It can also be dangerous. As Richard Neustadt and Ernest May wrote in their study of the use of history in policymaking Thinking in Time, historical analogies can be misleading when differences in context are not recognized and accounted for.… → Read More

U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century

To mark the official launch of the new book U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century by Asia Program director Abraham M. Denmark, the Wilson Center hosted a series of discussions on the book’s main findings and arguments with some leading scholars and former officials. They discussed the nature of U.S.-China competition, the role that allies and partners can have in U.S. strategies to compete with… → Read More

Book Launch: U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century

As competition between China and the United States intensifies, and as the Indo-Pacific emerges as the world’s most strategically consequential region, Washington must adapt its approach if it seeks to preserve its power and sustain regional stability and prosperity. U.S. Strategy in the Asian Century describes how the United States can navigate profound changes to the balance of power and the… → Read More

More pain than gain: How the US-China trade war hurt America

The ultimate results of the phase one trade deal between China and the United States — and the trade war that preceded it — have significantly hurt the American economy without solving the underlying economic concerns that the trade war was meant to resolve, write Ryan Hass and Abraham Denmark. → Read More

China and India Clash Along Border

Wilson Center experts offer their analysis of the border clash between China and India. → Read More

The Ball is in Kim Jong Un’s Court

A stymied diplomatic process as well as overriding domestic political considerations on both sides will probably keep dynamics between North Korea and the United States relatively unchanged for the rest of 2020. While provocations and escalation are always a possibility on the Korean peninsula, the likelihood that both leaders see U.S.-DPRK dynamics as a key feature of their domestic political… → Read More

U.S.-China Military Competition Intensifying Over INF Missiles

Earlier this year, the Trump administration announced its plans to leave the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty – both in reaction to reports that Russia… → Read More

Taiwan in a Strategic Whirlwind

It has been a busy week for China. In addition to holding a major military parade in Beijing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s… → Read More

In Asia, Don’t Count the American People Out

Since the election of Donald Trump as President, foreign and American observers alike have sought to understand if his presidency would represent a new era of American… → Read More

Behind Asia’s Other Trade War

While the trade war between Washington and Beijing has garnered significant attention, another trade war between two of the world’s largest and most advanced economies… → Read More

Values and U.S. Policy Toward the Indo-Pacific

In recent weeks, the Trump administration has sought to address the role that values and norms should play in its foreign policy generally, and in the U.S. strategy… → Read More

Geopolitical Implications of a New Era on the Korean Peninsula

Ahead of the Hanoi summit, experts from the United States and Japan gathered at the Wilson Center on January 30, 2019, to discuss the geopolitical implications of a new era on the Peninsula. This report combines essays from four of the speakers of the conference. Each offers their view on the implications of engaging with Pyongyang to date, and its security implications moving forward. → Read More

The Implications of Declaring an End to the Korean War

It should be said at the outset that I am very supportive of diplomacy with North Korea. I have written about the dangers of preventive strikes on North Korea and the… → Read More

What To Look For in 2019: The Year Ahead in Asia

America In Search of an Asia Strategy While the Trump administration has identified the overarching theme of its strategy toward the Indo-Pacific–geopolitical… → Read More

Turbulence Ahead in U.S.-Japan Relations

President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s recent meeting in Buenos Aires on the sidelines of the G-20 presented an image of two allies pleased with the… → Read More

Japan Accelerates its Hedging Strategy

It is natural for countries to feel anxious when their security depends on the commitments of an ally. This is why a critical part of American foreign policy since the… → Read More

U.S.-China Competition and Implications for the Korean Peninsula

Abraham M. Denmark's remarks to the Seoul Defense Dialogue 2018 Plenary Session II: Strategic Balance in Northeast Asia: Cooperation and Confidence Building → Read More

Does the Indo-Pacific Matter for Washington?

There is an old saying in Washington: “show me your budget and I’ll show you your strategy.” It means that resources–not rhetoric–are the key determinant of a… → Read More