Beijing is emerging as the big winner in Central Asia, displacing Washington and Moscow while ensuring that engagement with countries in the region takes place on its terms.
Even as China becomes a maritime power to reckon with, Beijing has no desire to give up on its continental aspirations.
It is easy to see why promoting electric vehicle technology appeals to the Chinese government. Widespread use of electric vehicles means less oil imports, thus improving the country’s energy security.
China has begun to play a more active, innovative role in international affairs and has adopted a new global perspective.
The current state of the affairs between Russia and China is most positive in their history. This relationship is built primarily on an economic pragmatism.
During the G20 summit, the world leaders need to tackle serious economic challenges. At the same time, the abrupt halt to a scheduled U.S.-Russia summit and a potential intervention in Syria have pushed security issues to the top of the summit’s agenda.
China’s president and Japan’s prime minister may not meet at the G20 summit, but with tensions escalating in the East China Sea, they need to talk soon.
RMB internationalization will have long-term benefits, but for now China should focus on the intrinsic value of financial reforms rather than their role as prerequisites to internationalization
Struggling sales in the electric vehicle market have resulted in serious questions being raised about their viability.
It is time for China to reconsider how it engages North Korea.
The United States has gone from being a hyperpower to becoming the equivalent of a mere commentator on world affairs.
Xi Jinping, who took charge of the Chinese Communist Party last year, has quickly proclaimed the “Chinese Dream”—or the great renewal of the nation—as the main mission for his decade-long rule.
As India celebrates the launch of the Vikrant, the much delayed first indigenous aircraft carrier, Delhi is not the only one in Asia focused on the virtues of airpower at sea.
Allies and rivals alike still consider the U.S. role in international affairs to be a special one. But both are concerned about the political dysfunction and distraction in Washington and question whether or not it’s still possible for the United States to lead as it once did.
Delhi must move toward more responsible management of its borders with Pakistan and China.
The instability in South Asia can be best understood in triangular terms, with China at the apex and India and Pakistan at the end points of the base.
Facing China’s growing military power and Beijing’s increasingly assertive regional policy, Japan may have no option but to make marines a critical element of its new defense strategy.
The Chinese government is dedicated to getting its electric vehicle market off the ground. But nurturing a new, globally competitive industry requires more than political will.
As urban populations surge worldwide, cities must work together with national governments to create environmentally and financially sustainable urban transport systems.
Development of the China-Myanmar gas pipeline holds significant implications for Myanmar’s reintegration into the international community and for China’s energy security.
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