While European nations viewed Trump’s victory as a setback for liberalism, nations in the Asia-Pacific took a more pragmatic approach that focused on bracing for greater unpredictability.
President Trump’s rhetoric on U.S. policy toward China and India present uncertainties for the future of the Indo-Pacific region.
The new administration should think carefully before moving forward with recent proposals about China and the U.S. role in Asia.
Despite India’s insistence that it shares a political bond with China, the global interests of the two countries are actually very different.
As a rising China challenges American primacy in Asia, navigating between Beijing and Washington is a major strategic challenge for India.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is solidifying relations between the two nations but the project faces multiple security and political challenges.
Threats to Asian regional security, notably in the Korean Peninsula and the South China Sea, call for a collaborative effort between United States and China amidst increasing tensions.
India’s growing space and anti-satellite technologies will have important implications in South Asia and beyond. How countries respond to these technologies could impact the existing nuclear balance in the region.
The next U.S. administration will face a number of top foreign policy priorities, including the threat posed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, a more assertive Russia, and developments in North Korea’s nuclear program.
Before India and Pakistan enter the SCO, Russia and China should make an effort to help them prevent future conflicts. Failing to help manage the relationship now carries a serious risk for the entire SCO project started by Beijing and Moscow 15 years ago. So, China and Russia owe it to themselves to begin defusing tensions between their partners.