It seems that Russia is not ready to face new and diverse threats and challenges in international security. Instead, it gives priority to preparations for war with the United States and NATO.
China watchers are looking at the new generation of leaders to assess their policy leanings and appetite for political and economic reform.
A new initiative by the BRICS coalition of emerging countries, intended to establish a new development bank, will rival traditional development groups such as the IMF and World Bank and may shift the balance of power of the world's economy.
Russia has embarked on its own “pivot” toward China, but it is far from certain that Moscow will find Beijing a comfortable partner.
Richard Nixon’s 1972 decision to normalize relations with the Peoples’ Republic of China changed the global political balance in deep and lasting ways. While today’s U.S.-China relationship—a direct result of that groundbreaking trip—is in a place few could have imagined in 1972, it faces many difficult challenges in the coming years.
A healthy respect for China's power under Xi, rather than romantic notions about building an Eastern Bloc against the West, must guide Indian policy towards China.
Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow may not necessarily be historic, but it is certainly symbolic of the long way bilateral relations between Russia and China have come.
Faced with the limitations of economic relations without political integration, Asian states have begun to reevaluate their prior relations and coalition structures to meet the demands imposed by U.S. rebalancing within Asia.
China may need a bigger military budget to match its growing global presence.
North Korean nuclear issues, territorial disputes, and the relationship with the United States are the key issues affecting China’s foreign policy in 2013.