Oriana Skylar Mastro
Oriana Skylar Mastro is a Center Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Her book, The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime (Cornell University Press 2019), won the American Political Science Association's Best Book in International Security (pre-tenure faculty member).
In defence of AUKUS
This is not only about nuclear-powered submarines; it is about a strengthened US commitment to Australia.
What are China’s leaders saying about the South China Sea?
The rhetoric weaves between cooperative and competitive, leaving the question of what – and who – to believe.
How China is bending the rules in the South China Sea
Beijing’s misapplication of international law in the disputed waters is more complex than it seems on the surface.
Russia and China team up on the Indian Ocean
The US and its allies may have military dominance in the region, but it’s no guarantee of influence.
Beijing’s line on the South China Sea: “Nothing to see here”
China’s official denials of growing military capability in the region look a lot like gaslighting.
China-India: Talk is cheap, but never free
Temper the negotiation hopes. States often worry a willingness to talk will communicate weakness to an adversary.