As the world celebrates the International Day of Peace, how can conflict be minimized in the Asia-Pacific, particularly as tensions continue to rise over North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons?
The hacking of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in 2015 was a key development in U.S.-China cyber relations that woke the United States up to the full potential of cyber attacks.
The risks of a military conflict with North Korea is growing day by day. Not talking has not slowed North Korea’s advance, and sanctions alone will not achieve the desired result.
While there is likely some truth to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s point that sanctions against North Korea would not be effective, nonetheless it is mostly a talking point.
China is putting itself forward as a strong advocate for interconnectivity and globalization as the United States' role in the existing world order is called into question.
China’s growing naval power is challenging the status quo in the Asia-Pacific and the system of American alliances and bases around its periphery.
Authoritative and non-authoritative Chinese commentaries on the Trump administration’s foreign policy have tended to avoid making hostile remarks in response to some notable U.S. provocations.
In its clumsy attempt to exploit the vulnerabilities of the Sino-Russian axis, the Trump administration misunderstands not only the strength of relations, but also its own desirability as a useful ally.
The United States has historically had a strong focus on the Middle East. China is also looking to grow its economic engagement in the region, but the two nations have differing approaches to issues like the Iran nuclear deal and the civil war in Syria.
As tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to simmer, questions arise concerning what war with a nuclear-powered North Korea would look like.