The furor over the Philippines v. China arbitration case constitutes a significant development that could influence the prospects for future rivalry or cooperation in the Western Pacific.
To strengthen their relationship, Beijing and Washington should prioritize developing strong economic relations and cooperate on national security issues, in addition to solving strategic mistrust.
As President Obama’s term in office draws to a close, his legacy in the Asia-Pacific deserves reflection, particularly in light of tensions in the South China Sea and cross-strait relations.
President Barack Obama’s pivot to Asia has been a keystone of his administration, but questions linger over its impact on the region and the U.S.-China relationship.
The supposed golden age in relations between mainland China and Taiwan may not have been so golden, but the two sides have a chance to keep constructive ties under new Taiwanese leadership.
Disputes between China and U.S. allies over the South China can be settled diplomatically, but this will require a nuanced understanding of all parties’ concerns.
The Carnegie Global Dialogue series included four panel discussions that focused on China’s relationships with Russia, the United States, the European Union, and the Middle East respectively.
Chinese leaders have framed the Belt and Road initiative as a way for China to provide public goods to other countries, although a lack of transparency has led some to question China’s motives.
The historic visit between Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou cemented the legacies of both leaders, but a DPP victory in Taiwan’s elections could introduce new challenges into cross-Strait relations.
The complex nuclear dimension of security interactions between China, India, and the United States warrant timely conversations about how stable, constructive ties can be maintained.