The 2012 APEC summit took place in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok. Following this summit, the Carnegie Moscow Center and the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Peoples of the Far East organized a conference in Vladivostok dedicated to the Asia-Pacific security in the 21st century.
As long as the United States and China both see the need to maintain cordial and positive relations, descent into direct confrontation between the two remains unlikely.
Declining fisheries and a race for energy resources are fueling the flames of Asia’s maritime disputes. Outsiders can help with concrete diplomatic initiatives.
China’s performance at the 2012 London Olympics is indicative of its status as a rising power.
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.
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.
In an effort to justify high defense budgets and military supremacy, the United States seems to be making an imaginary enemy out of China.
What we are observing on the world scene is not so much the decline of the West as the rise—and a very uneven one—of some of the rest.
How China and the United States interact with each other and other states in the Asian-Pacific region will determine the future of this tenuous bilateral relationship.
The U.S. pivot to the Asia-Pacific has created both tension and opportunity in its relations with China.