International security and stability are facing new challenges with the increase of great power competition and the termination of key arms control treaties, which threaten to destroy the world’s existing cooperative security institutions.
Though the United States and China are in the midst of negotiating a preliminary trade deal, the relationship continues to deteriorate as issues related to technology, security, and the two countries’ global roles remain unresolved.
As the United States faces pronounced difficulties in its relations with Russia and China in both the security and economic spheres, China-Russia ties are steadily improving.
Given the difficulty of achieving the complete denuclearization of North Korea in the near term, the United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific have strong incentives to continue building their missile defense capabilities.
Many hailed the informal Wuhan summit between President Xi and Prime Minister Modi last April as the beginning of a new chapter in China-India ties. However, relations between the world’s two most populous countries remain tense.
Technology is challenging the prevailing global governance system and causing frictions in the U.S.-China relationship. In this age of profound transformations, how can different sectors of society, including businesses, work together to establish guidelines for the use and development of sensitive technologies?
Within the context of the U.S.-China competition for geopolitical influence, how will global governance evolve in the coming decade?
President Trump’s reinvention of American foreign policy has done little to ease conflict in the Middle East. Despite his assertion that ISIS is defeated, the group remains a threat to the region’s stability. China is also starting to deepen its involvement in the region through the BRI.
Brexit and the continued momentum of populist movements across the continent have rendered the future of the European Union (EU) uncertain. As anti-establishment leaders gain more influence, many observers worry about the direction of European politics.
As frictions between the the U.S. and China rise, can leaders find ways to resolve security and trade disputes and establish a framework to manage competition in order to avoid zero-sum conflict?