Neither Iran nor any of the P5+1 negotiating parties want the current talks to fall through, yet it remains to be seen whether remaining areas of disagreement can be bridged.
China has concerns about how the U.S. conventional prompt global strike program might affect East Asian stability.
Obama’s trip to China has opened opportunities to strengthen bilateral ties and to promote military-to-military cooperation through confidence-building measures.
President Obama’s trip to China produced important bilateral visa, military, and climate agreements, yet much work remains to implement this ambitious agenda.
Beijing is committed to advocating for reduced tensions and peaceful solutions to regional challenges in the Middle East, like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Iran nuclear talks.
Despite its regional commercial interests, Beijing will not join military efforts against the Islamic State in the Middle East because of the country’s longstanding principle of non-interference.
Following India’s leadership transition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, China has sought to grow its diplomatic, economic, and trade ties with the neighboring Asian power.
Managing post–fuel cycle nuclear materials poses risks and requires detailed planning, yet experts maintain that the benefits of lower energy prices outweigh these concerns.
Chinese leaders have ambitious plans for developing the country’s nuclear energy program, but can they reach their goals while also keeping the program safe, secure, and sustainable?
Chinese officials would like developed countries to extend greater support to developing nations for their efforts to combat climate change. With more support, China would be willing to agree to more ambitious commitments.