Other Publications

China’s Misunderstood Nuclear Expansion,” Foreign Affairs, November 10, 2023 (with Henrik Stålhane Hiim and Magnus Langset Trøan)

The Myth of Chinese Diversionary War,” Foreign Affairs, September 14, 2023

How to Avoid a War Over Taiwan,” Foreign Affairs, October 13, 2022 (with Thomas J. Christensen, Bonnie S. Glaser, Andrew J. Nathan, and Jessica Chen Weiss)

China’s nuclear arsenal is growing. What does that mean for U.S.-China relations?,” Washington Post, November 11, 2021 (with Fiona Cunningham)

China and India are pulling back from the brink. They’ve created a buffer zone and started talks,” Washington Post, March 3, 2021

China’s Sovereignty Obsession,” Foreign Affairs, June 26, 2020

Does the global pandemic open new South China Sea opportunities for Beijing? Not really,Washington Post, Monkey Cage blog, May 7, 2020

Mike Pompeo criticized China for not respecting its neighbors’ territorial integrity. What’s the story?,” Washington Post, Monkey Cage blog, February 21, 2020

Why India Did Not “Win” the Standoff with China,” War on the Rocks, September 1, 2017

Danger at Dolam,” Indian Express, July 18, 2017

Why does China care so much about the South China Sea? Here are 5 reasons,” The Washington Post, Monkey Cage blog, July 13, 2016.

What will guide China’s response to the South China Sea tribunal ruling?,” South China Morning Post, Friday, July 8, 2016.

Conflict and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Strategic Net Assessment, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, April 2015

U.S. Policy Towards the Disputes in the South China Sea Since 1995,” Policy Brief, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, March 2014

Q & A: M. Taylor Fravel on China’s Dispute With Vietnam,” Sinosphere, The New York Times, May 8, 2014

Chinese Signaling in the East China Sea?,” The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, April 2014

The Dangerous Math of Chinese Island Disputes,” The Asian Wall Street Journal and The Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2012

How to Defuse South China Sea Conflicts,” The Asian Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2012

The Asian Arms Race that Wasn’t,” Foreign Policy, May 8, 2012 (with Vipin Narang)

All Quiet in the South China Sea: Why China is Playing Nice (For Now),” Foreign Affairs, March 22, 2012

Why ‘Non-Combat’ PLA Operations Are Vital for China’s Regime Stability,” Global Asia, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Summer 2011)