Amid discussions of a U.S. decline, the role that China will play as a global leader becomes an ever more heated topic. However, debate remains about whether China is ready or willing to be a global leader.
With the death of Kim Jong-Il, global attention has refocused and intensified on North Korea and the Six Party Talks—halted since April 2009.
A number of important decisions and agreements were reached between parties of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa, although many issues remain unresolved.
Conditionality poses the most significant difference in how aid is given by Western nations and China.
China’s traditional diplomacy is at a crossroads as it adjusts to the new global order. The financial crises, climate change, and regional instability have propelled China into a new global role and in turn, a new era of diplomacy.
Recently, China announced that it is considering an offer by the Seychelles to use its ports for resupplying naval vessels. Meanwhile, India is believed to be planning a cooperative effort with Vietnam on oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea.
The Obama administration requested a ten percent increase in 2012 for funding for weapons activities under the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). This increase has raised questions in China about U.S. commitment to disarmament and strategic stability.
The Russian Empire is gone and it is never coming back. Russia must now take steps as a post-imperial nation to quickly modernize lest it becomes marginalized in the evolving global order.
Part of Vladimir Putin’s grand vision for the Russian state includes the formation of a Eurasian Union. Since 2009, his foreign policy strategy has been aimed at attracting foreign investors and integrating the former Soviet states.
On April 8, 2010, Russia and the United States signed the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), which limits both countries’ deployed strategic warheads and demonstrates U.S. and Russian commitment to Article VI of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) report’s assemblage of evidence and meticulous sourcing on Iran's nuclear program elicited questions as to whether it would compel countries like China and Russia to undertake a stronger stance.
The key facets of the China’s developmental model could be useful for the world’s emerging economies to emulate.
National economies are becoming increasingly interdependent and a fiscal policy made halfway across the world can have global reverberations. As a result, an understanding of the current investment climate in the United States requires an understanding of the global economic climate.
In the past few years, the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has confronted two cases of nuclear commerce not compliant with its criteria.
President Obama's interactions with Chinese officials during his November visit to the East Asian Summit will be part of a high visibility effort by the United States to “rebalance” its attention to Asia.
China’s economy— more importantly, its domestic consumption— is not as unbalanced as it first appears and is a result of the broader direction of the country’s economy.
South Asia’s close proximity to East Asia, combined with security interests in Afghanistan and Pakistan, place it in a geopolitically significant position for both China and the United States.
Chinese traditional culture has broad implications for the country’s rapidly transitioning foreign policy and diplomacy strategy which are little understood by the international community.
In June, President Obama described a planned “transition period” for Afghanistan in 2014, involving an Afghan-led effort aimed at maintaining domestic stability with international support.
India’s rise as a global power poses new challenges to China’s interests in its near-abroad. Relations between Delhi and Beijing have improved on the basis of shared economic interests, but strategic uncertainties remain.