China is adopting a larger diplomatic role in Central and South Asia to enhance stability and foster prosperity in the region.
The United States might consider adopting a more flexible nuclear doctrine, but also remains committed to maintaining strategic stability through arms control measures.
The shrinking gap between U.S. and Chinese military capabilities requires careful attention to mitigate the potential risks of security instability.
Xi Jinping’s One Belt and One Road plan promises to enhance economic cooperation throughout Eurasia, but it faces complex political and developmental challenges.
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.