Scholars Prescribe ‘Head-Cooler’ for the U.S.
Aug 04, 2015
The US’s self-proclaimed “American Century” has led Washington to assume that it “had the right or responsibility to order the world’s affairs,” two prominent American scholars, which has resulted in a series of military failed adventures that could never have resolved enormously complex issues. As the US presidential election approaches, a reality check is in order.
The Trans-Pacific Divisions
Aug 04, 2015
The White House’s effort to hammer the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in Maui failed. As time is running out for President Obama’s legacy achievement, both Washington and Beijing are reassessing their options.
Seeking an Elusive Balance in U.S. Attitudes toward China
Jul 27, 2015
American hawks who regard China as an implacable geopolitical adversary exhibit an unhealthy foreign policy perspective. But U.S. leaders and the American public also need to be careful not to lean too far in the other direction—toward an appeasement policy toward Beijing.
            
Finance & Economy
China Wave: 21 Trillion Ripples
Aug 03, 2015
The China wave will continue to roll across the globe crashing on far away shores as the 21st century unfolds. Individuals, states, and nations can do nothing and be swamped or learn to surf and ride the wave.
Finance & Economy
Empowering Africa
Aug 03, 2015
Through dams, grid construction, and renewable energy technologies, China is significantly helping to address sub-Saharan African energy shortages, and help improve livelihoods.
Peace & Security
What to Do with U.S. Military Might?
Jul 30, 2015
The new Pentagon strategy is a throw-back to Cold War thinking and contrary to the world view of America’s founding fathers. It may pose a new barrier to developing new major-power relations in a multi-polar world, unless all sides seek a cooperative approach.
Culture & History
What Uniqlo-gate Says about Chinese Youth Today
Jul 30, 2015
A controversial video filmed in Beijing’s Uniqlo, and subsequent media bonanza, is illustrative of the power that brands have on Chinese youth as a mode of self-actualization – and consumption of rebellion at a distance.
Foreign Policy
Aung San Suu Kyi's Trip to China: Sino-Myanmar Relations as the Countdown to the November Elections Begins
Jul 29, 2015
National League for Democracy party leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, recently led a delegation to China to discuss increasingly strained tensions. Overall, Sino-Myanmar ties remain fairly strong and Chinese investment is particularly important to Myanmar.
Peace & Security
Iranian Deal - A Win for Multilateralism
Jul 23, 2015
The most fundamental driving force for the pact is the profound and deepening development toward a multipolar world. Economic globalization has closely integrated the interests of all countries, and the conception of a community of common destiny for all mankind has taken root, replacing the sort of unilateralism most recently practiced by the United States.
Peace & Security
Escalating U.S.-Sino Military Space Rhetoric
Jul 21, 2015
Given the accepted narrative of the space environment as congested, contested and competitive, the U.S. has been told to deter, defend and defeat Chinese challenges in space. This rhetoric wrongfully assumes challenge and elides preemption with prevention.
Finance & Economy
In Each Other We Trust?
Jul 23, 2015
Trust has been the missing key ingredient in China-U.S. relations, though recent interactions between the two countries show it doesn’t have to be that way.