Fragile states may seem like a distant and abstract concern. They are not. They are at the center of much of today’s regional disorder and global upheaval.
China should reevaluate its policy toward North Korea rather than retaliate against South Korea if it wants to stop the THAAD missile deployment.
State fragility will remain a central feature of the international landscape for the foreseeable future. The United States’ response, however, can and must evolve.
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 claims it will “look east” in its foreign policy, but it continues to be distracted by the West. Meanwhile, China is becoming a more attractive partner for others in the region.
By seeking more space with China and Pakistan at the same time, some believe Prime Minster Modi could be creating a strategic nightmare for India. Others suggest the two fronts are no longer separate.
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.
Against a backdrop of Russian, Chinese, and U.S. strides in science and technology, trilateral consultations could help address potential threats from new weapons.
The Republic of Korea’s decision to deploy the THAAD missile system has caused a strong reaction from China. Further dialogue is needed to strengthen ties between the two countries.
Gentrification in Beijing’s hutong takes on a distinct local shape, for better and for worse, perhaps as the front line of a transformation in urban Chinese culture.
The Carnegie–Tsinghua Center’s Young Ambassadors Program was recognized at the 2016 U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange for its pioneering efforts to cultivate the next generation of global leaders.
China benefits from the U.S. dollar’s role as an international currency, and any reduction in the dollar’s global role would increase the difficulty of China’s domestic economic rebalancing.
While some Chinese observers praise Trump’s directness, others perceive him as a threat. For such observers, Clinton’s predictability is seen positively, yet some of her positions are expected to increase tensions.
While Chinese investments could increase the odds of Greece staying within the Eurozone, it will not resolve the structural problems that demand political consensus from within the EU.
In the wake of the agreement between President Obama and President Xi, there’s a bigger strategic discussion that will continue to play out around the future of the internet and the issue of sovereignty.
Analysis of China’s investment decisions in Africa can be informed by the debt crises of Venezuela and other high-risk countries in the Global South.
The supposed golden age in relations between mainland China and Taiwan may not have been so golden, but the two sides have a chance to keep constructive ties under new Taiwanese leadership.