The framework agreement between Iran and its P5+1 negotiating partners could serve as a foundation for deepening economic and diplomatic cooperation between Tehran and Beijing.
China’s economic growth rate has slowed and fiscal reforms are needed, but the country can still have a prosperous future if necessary reforms are made.
Low oil prices will likely have little effect on investment in renewables technology, and gradually reducing government subsidies will encourage competition and efficiency in the sector.
China is adopting a larger diplomatic role in Central and South Asia to enhance stability and foster prosperity in the region.
The United States might consider adopting a more flexible nuclear doctrine, but also remains committed to maintaining strategic stability through arms control measures.
The shrinking gap between U.S. and Chinese military capabilities requires careful attention to mitigate the potential risks of security instability.
Xi Jinping’s One Belt and One Road plan promises to enhance economic cooperation throughout Eurasia, but it faces complex political and developmental challenges.
Neither Iran nor any of the P5+1 negotiating parties want the current talks to fall through, yet it remains to be seen whether remaining areas of disagreement can be bridged.
China has concerns about how the U.S. conventional prompt global strike program might affect East Asian stability.
Obama’s trip to China has opened opportunities to strengthen bilateral ties and to promote military-to-military cooperation through confidence-building measures.