The APEC agenda focuses on trade and investment liberalization, business facilitation, and economic and technical cooperation—all things that are top priorities for Russia, if it seeks to develop its Asia-Pacific territory and increase its presence in the region.
Declining fisheries and a race for energy resources are fueling the flames of Asia’s maritime disputes. Outsiders can help with concrete diplomatic initiatives.
Disputes over the South China Sea and China's upcoming leadership transitions should not affect the continuity of U.S.-China relations.
European Union nations are increasingly making their own bilateral deals with China, damaging the unifying efforts of the E.U. trade commissioner.
Germany and China are emphasizing bilateral ties, especially during the euro crisis. But their ever-expanding trade relationship could have a downside.
Redefining relations with China will require economic coordination with Europe, as France opens to Chinese investment while demanding more regulation and transparency from Beijing.
Five issues are of critical importance for maintaining the dynamics of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in the near to medium future.
It is important that Washington and Moscow take steps toward compromising on ballistic missile defense cooperation now as a foundation for effective engagement with Beijing in the future.
As tensions in the South China Sea increase, diplomats must try to lower temperatures and get all sides to implement confidence-building measures to ensure peace and stability in the region.
Europe can pursue a more interests-based and assertive engagement with both China and India that finds the right mix of realism and self-confidence to make the most of its comparative advantages.
China’s performance at the 2012 London Olympics is indicative of its status as a rising power.
Washington needs to protect its position of impartiality in the South China Sea and avoid singling out Chinese behavior for criticism.
While the market for ethanol fuel in China is large, the environmental strain of different production methods must be taken into consideration.
With global demand seemingly in free fall, will the United States and China turn to foreign direct investment as a possible cushion?
If a solution to the Syria problem is not found soon, not only will Syria descend into wholesale carnage, but the prospects for future conflict management in the world will become much bleaker.
Fundamental differences in U.S. and Chinese views of regional security could increase the likelihood of crises in the Asia-Pacific.
The Bohai Bay oil spill serves as an example of the grave environmental risks of drilling for oil and the need for government oversight of oil companies.
China is a rising power that must define its identity as a global player and balance its domestic needs against those of an increasingly multipolar world.
China should follow its own offshore oil exploration model, offering international players access to its domestic shale gas market in return for cutting-edge technology.
While the Trans-Pacific Partnership should be recognized and applauded for what it will be, it is problematic that the partnership does not include China, the world’s second-largest economy and largest exporter and manufacturer.