With China developing sea-based nuclear missiles and the United States bolstering its antisubmarine capabilities, the region needs confidence-building measures to enhance strategic stability.
Official state visits are vital to healthy diplomatic relations, but tourism and exchanges between ordinary citizens also strengthen ties.
By proposing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and pledging support for development in Southeast Asia, China will feature heavily in the region’s ongoing growth.
Opposing views on issues like ballistic missile defense and tactical nuclear weapons complicate, but should not preclude, trilateral security cooperation between Washington, Beijing, and Moscow.
Stakeholders in Iranian nuclear negotiations must manage their strategic considerations to preserve Tehran’s right to produce nuclear energy while also reducing the program’s military potential.
As interactions between China and African countries grow, observers see potential for the cooperative relationship to revitalize Africa and promote much-needed economic development.
The United States is recalibrating its public diplomacy efforts to promote U.S. values abroad in response to a lukewarm international reception.
Insights from neuroscience can help to improve strategic decisionmaking in crises and to foster a more stable international order.
It remains to be seen how China can continue to abide by its traditional foreign policy principles of non-intervention and non-interference as it adopts a more active diplomatic strategy.
Developing U.S. Conventional Prompt Global Strike weapons will require confidence-building measures to enhance rather than harm Asian-Pacific regional strategic stability.
China is an emerging world power with significant resources and an interest in maintaining global stability. But what role will Beijing play on the international stage?
The Chinese government is developing public diplomacy initiatives to refine the country’s global image and establish China as a key driver of cultural and social trends.
The investment of Asian firms in Africa’s cotton, textile, and apparel sectors could be both a boon and a hindrance for Africa’s own internal production.
Globalization has integrated the global economy and lifted billions of people out of poverty. However, it has also dispersed global political power and has strained the existing world order.
Developments in Japan’s defense policy and military spending have reinforced Chinese concerns that Japan is pursuing a policy of containment. It is unclear if a stronger Japanese military would have a stabilizing role in the Asia Pacific, or if it would only heighten existing tensions.
As a critical part of a rapidly developing region that is a hub for global trade and business, it has become crucial for China to build more sustainable and positive relations with its neighbors amidst a multitude of challenges and tensions.
China’s National Petroleum Corporation and Russia’s OAO Gazprom signed a multi-billion dollar gas deal with far-reaching implications for geopolitics and global energy markets. Whether this represents a meaningful pivot eastward by Russia remains to be seen.
City-to-city diplomacy is becoming an increasingly important part of U.S. and Chinese soft power, public diplomacy, and foreign policy strategies.
China’s growing regional presence and the increased U.S. involvement in the Asia-Pacific has underscored the importance for collaboration on traditional and nontraditional security issues.
In Southeast Asia, political dynamics appear to be outrunning political institutional frameworks. Although Thailand is the obvious case, political systems in other Southeast Asian countries, such as Malaysia and Singapore, are also under strain.