Whether the growing size and global interdependence of China’s economy is translating into greater Chinese geopolitical influence is one of the most important questions of the twenty-first century.
The prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership look dim in the face of a Trump administration, which may open opportunities for China to take the lead in the Pacific region.
While China’s infrastructure and trade initiative, One Belt One Road, has garnered interest in several Asian countries, fewer European countries have signed on.
The Western Pacific is experiencing a fundamental and potentially destabilizing military and economic power transition driven primarily by China’s economic and military rise and a corresponding relative decline in American power
The “turn to the East” has dramatically changed Russia’s strategy towards China and many underlying assumptions. It has also dramatically influenced the mainstream analysis of Chinese security intentions in Northeast Asia. The influence of this major shift in national policy, as well as policymakers’ and scholars’ perceptions of China, was felt throughout 2015.
Chinese and Russians now better understand both the potential and the limitations of their relationship. They need to move ahead on concrete issues, making sure that what is agreed upon at the top actually gets implemented.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping must take advantage of their face-to-face meetings at the G20 summit to discuss serious security challenges that their countries face.
The furor over the Philippines v. China arbitration case constitutes a significant development that could influence the prospects for future rivalry or cooperation in the Western Pacific.
India might think of itself as equal to China, but the realists point to the power shift that has begun to express itself in Beijing’s ties with New Delhi.
Russia clearly needs China much more than China needs Russia. China has a diversified economy, including multiple sources of hydrocarbons, and therefore Russia is definitely the dependent partner.