The rapid rise of the Islamic State means core assumptions driving policy on Syria must be rethought.
In spite of all the difficulties, it appears possible to engage China gradually in the nuclear arms limitation process. However, not only Beijing but also the United States and Russia must revise their military policies.
China has been adjusting its policies toward its neighbors, while continuing to strengthen economic cooperation to promote bilateral and multilateral relations.
The trade connection between the United States and China, if dealt with well, will lay a strong foundation to build a dynamic energy and climate partnership.
China’s economy is in for a bumpy ride. But if Chinese leaders implement the right macroeconomic policies and structural reforms, the challenges should be manageable.
Chinese President Xi is trying to persuade Indian Prime Minister Modi to support China’s Southern Silk Road initiative.
The apparently long-term rupture of Russia’s relations with the West offers an opportunity to China to enhance its already close relationship with the Kremlin and thus turn the global geopolitical balance in its favor.
Beijing is implementing a policy to bring five million electric vehicles to Chinese roads by 2020.
The Japanese prime minister has grown concerned that his country’s influence in the world is shrinking due to China, and so Abe is making it a point to be very active in foreign diplomacy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has much greater political space at home than his predecessor Manmohan Singh in making more confident moves towards China.
The historic political and economic transition under way in Myanmar is a strategic opportunity for the United States and Japan that requires closer alliance coordination.
In Asia, leaders are gathering at a number of multilateral meetings. India has joined some of these groups and can make meaningful contributions if it focuses on shared interests and capabilities.
Xi Jinping’s ten-day July 2014 trip to Latin America constitutes an important milestone in the development of China-Latin America relations.
There is renewed interested in conventionally armed hypersonic weapons in both the United States and in China.
Asian investors present both a challenge to and an opportunity for local industries, and southeast African countries need a clear vision and tailored policies to make the most of the opportunities.
If Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plays his cards well, he can mobilize China and Japan in accelerating India’s development.
Russia’s efforts to find an acceptable place for itself in the U.S.-led Western system have ended in a bitter disappointment. The changing trading patterns point to a new era in Moscow’s foreign relations, in which Sino-Russian relations will be taking center stage.
China still has to continue the use of fossil fuels for the immediate future, but even in the very best scenario, shale gas and unconventional oil could only serve as transitional energy sources.
The probability is growing that a relatively minor incident in the proximity of an unimportant, remote and barren islet in the East China or South China seas could plunge Asia, and perhaps even the world, into another confrontation.
It is time for new and creative ways to deal with Asia’s strategic uncertainties.