As Chinese President Xi Jinping prepares for his first state visit to the United States in September, U.S.-China relations are approaching a critical juncture.
China must address the negative environmental impact of petcoke, an inexpensive but dirty alternative to coal, if the country’s efforts to manage carbon emissions are to be effective.
Washington and Moscow are considering whether to adopt more assertive conventional and nuclear security postures, a shift which would have far-reaching consequences for global security.
The global order is going through a transition as the world’s center of gravity increasingly shifts toward Asia.
Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves, and the United States and China are the world’s largest oil importers, yet Venezuela’s relations with Beijing and Washington couldn’t be more different.
Populist movements and ongoing crises in Ukraine and Greece reveal a lack of policy consensus among EU members as they consider the union’s prospects for the future.
China’s soft power efforts have achieved sizable gains by enhancing the international community’s knowledge of the country, yet they have also attracted increased scrutiny in recent years.
Globalization and economic integration are enhancing the influence that stakeholders from Asian countries have in Washington DC.
China’s dramatic rise is reshaping the global order and prompting countries both large and small to reassess how they interact with one another.
A clear understanding of China and Greece’s rich cultural heritages is vital to enhancing modern-day people-to-people exchanges and cooperation.
Low oil prices have reduced the material incentives for developing renewable energy technologies, but political interests and public opinion also impact this strategic economic sector.
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.